31 August 2016
7pm – 10pm
1 Sep to 1 Oct 2016
Mon to Fri, 10am – 7pm
Sat, 10am – 3pm
In which way subversions from sixty years ago encounter reverberations in the works of today’s artists? What is the contemporary echo? Intending to answer those questions and shed light to these reflexions, Bergamin & Gomide Gallery reunites, from August 31, works from current artists such as Pedro Cabrita Reis, Marcius Galan and Andre Komatsu, that dialog with the piece “Quebra da Moldura”, made in the 1960s by the artist from Minas Gerais, Lygia Clark, in the collective show In Between, curated by Luisa Duarte.
“This was a moment in Brazilian art history that altered the path of artistic production in the country and even influenced artists all over the world”, says Thiago Gomide, from the Gallery, who envisioned it. “In Between is an exhibition that is wired to return to these first parameters that signal the lust for equilibrium in art – frame, plane, geometry – to propose, exactly from there, a transfiguration of these elements and then think of categories that transcend them, such as space, subject, emptiness, less rigid and more delicate geometrical forms”, completes curator Luisa Duarte.
The selected artworks propose a discussion on influences loaded from this chapter of art history. “The idea is to create a link between the current production of young Brazilian and foreign artists and this tension that disturbs this group in the late 1950s”, says Thiago.
In the piece that orients the exhibition, Lygia displays her conflict with painting, with the two dimensional plane, much like Helio Oiticica, radically questioning the parameters of art, invading the domains of the frame, a process that later culminated in the Neo-concrete manifest, in 1959. In the last moments of their productions, both proposed a work that no longer fit in the objectual dimension, thus becoming experience, process.