Luciana Brito Galeria is pleased to open its 2018 exhibition program with the group show Resistances, a tribute to the women artists represented by the gallery: Fabiana de Barros (b. 1957, Sao Paulo) & Michel Favre, Liliana Porter (b. 1941, Buenos Aires), Marina Abramović (b. 1946, Belgrade), Paula Garcia (b. 1975, Sao Paulo), Regina Silveira (b. 1939, Porto Alegre) and Rochelle Costi (b. 1961, Caxias do Sul). In face of the prominence attained on the public sphere by themes related to women, their production and their rights, and as a form of contributing to such debate, the show opens on February 3rd, Saturday, and remains on view until March 24th.
In such paradoxical times when a broader visibility of the feminist causes is accompanied by an upsurge in political decisions opposed to women’s rights, Luciana Brito Galeria –which is, after all, ran by mother and daughter– takes its exhibition title from an homonymous series by Fabiana de Barros. Resistances unites for the first time in the same exhibition context the production of these six women artists, allowing the perception that their unique researches and poetics are permeated by a few shared themes, which are also, in general, present in the artistic production of other women from the second half of the 20th and the 21st centuries: the body (be the mobilization of the body itself, as in the case of performances, or the concept of body and the materiality of its vestiges in the world); memory and domestic space, both holding a plurality of interpretations (affective, social and political).
As mentioned above, the duo Fabiana de Barros & Michel Favre will showcase hitherto unseen photos from the series Resistances, thermal records of drawings realized with electrical resistances, which dilute the barriers between artistic languages. Argentinian Liliana Porter will be represented by a series of black and white photographs of tiny toys and trinkets that carry small interferences made by the artist (such as dressing or masking them), a light and well humored series that sends us back to the affective memory of childhood.
Two large sculptures from the series Folds, by Regina Silveira, will be exhibited at the gallery for the first time. As a game of optical illusion dear to the artist, only when observed from the right angle these mysterious pieces allow the viewer to see the object that they emulate. The photos from the series Enigma, also by Silveira, where domestic objects suffer interferences from inexplicable shadows, establish an interesting dialog with the photographs from the series A Party, by Rochelle Costi. Alluding to the domestic realm and childhood, these images portray oneiric spaces from where the human figures have already left, leaving behind vestiges of their bodies and activities.
Finally, Marina Abramović and Paula Garcia, renowned artists from two different generations of performance (Garcia was one of Abramović’s pupils), contribute with works that problematize, in distinct approaches, the body as artwork medium. While Abramović’s exhibited works present themes related to eroticism and sensuality, Paula Garcia’s performance Corpo-Ruído explores the violence to which the body is submitted when in confrontation with the space (be it understood in a direct or metaphoric way).
Luciana Brito Galeria opens its 2018 program with the group show “Resistances”, a tribute to the women artists represented by the gallery: Fabiana de Barros & Michel Favre, Liliana Porter, Marina Abramović, Paula Garcia, Regina Silveira and Rochelle Costi.
opening: 3 February, 2017, 12 pm - 6 pm
visitation: 6 February – 24 March, 2018
Tuesdays to Fridays, 10 am to 7 pm, Saturdays, 11 am to 6 pm