A Trama da Terra que Treme
João Modé | Construtivo [Paninho], 2014
A Gentil Carioca is pleased to present A Trama da Terra que Treme. Curated by Victor Gorgulho, the show brings together works by artists represented by the gallery and guests. They are: Aleta Valente, Cabelo, Ernesto Neto, Jarbas Lopes, João Modé, José Bento, Laura Lima, Lucas K., Luisa Brandelli, Maria Laet, Maria Nepomuceno, Mayara Velozo, Novíssimo Edgar, Vinicius Gerheim and Vivian Caccuri.
There is a silent and shrill earthquake going on in Brazil. If in recent years we have witnessed the rapid escalation of political conservatism and the emergence of previously unthinkable actors in protagonist roles in public debate, the year 2022 takes us to a borderline situation, a decisive crossroads before this
country’s uncertain horizon.
This current exhibition gently appropriates the title of the homonymous text by Hélio Oiticica, written in 1968 to poetically reflect upon the traumas, weaves, and knots in which we find ourselves entangled and mixed up, trapped in our latent desires for freedom from so many of the setbacks that insist on traversing and dividing us.
With the artworks put forth by contemporary artists from different generations, this group exhibition investigates textile as a material with multiple possibilities—formal, conceptual, political—for use and experimentation, in our stumbling and drifting search to perhaps weave a new fabric of the commons, a wovenexperience capable of connecting the many scraps and fragments scattered along the way so far. Harsh and concrete reality might let us know that this is no longer possible. Art, in its continuous and tireless search for what is out of reach, might tell us that it is. Let’s keep counting on that, in the end.
A Gentil Carioca | São Paulo
Travessa dona Paula, 108 | Higienópolis
Opening | May 21, 2022 | 3pm - 8pm
Visits until Jun 11, 2022
Tuesday to Friday | 12pm - 6pm
Saturday | 10am - 6pm