all power to the beach!

27 Nov - 6 Dec 2020
  • all power to the beach!

    For Art Basel OVR Miami Beach 2020, Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro will be our temporary exhibition space. In todo poder à praia! [all power to the beach!] art interconnects with the city and the sea, through a special selection of works by Aleta Valente, Arjan Martins, Cabelo, Jarbas Lopes, João Modé, José Bento, Laura Lima, Marcela Cantuária, Maria Laet, Maria Nepomuceno, OPAVIVARÁ!, Rodrigo Torres and Vivian Caccuri.

     

    In this exhibition, art overflows the desire of occupy the public space, camouflaging itself in the sonority of marine waters, in the joy of kiosks and sidewalks, in the taste of fruit popsicles, in the cool breeze that touches our skin. The beach is a democratic place where all people can move freely and contemplate the same infinite horizon - a blue immensity that protects the plurality of stories, beliefs, miracles and mysteries

  • At the Brazilian beaches, it is customary to bathe in the sea to renew emotions, a ritual that attracts good luck to the new cycles that are beginning. Iemanjá - patron saint of fishermen - is the one who decides the fate of all those who enter the sea. In the New Year’s Eve, under the syncretic influence of Afro-Brazilian traditions, it is quite common to present her [as well as other entities and orixás], as a sign of gratitude for the promises kept.

     

    Above all, this is not the first Gentil action on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro. In the summer of 2010, the ALALAÔ project emerged in Ipanema beach, an artistic-political-affective mobilization to carry out a series of actions on Arpoador beach, idealized by Marcio Botner, Ernesto Neto and Marcos Wagner. This project inaugurated our activities on the beach sands of the seaside town, with the aim of integrating art into public spaces.

     

    Thousands of kilometers separate Rio de Janeiro from Miami Beach, but the traces of coastal culture allow us to create a converging imaginary, whether due to the tropical climate, the seaside architecture, the typical clothing, behaviors and traditions they share. Art will collect in the infinite horizon, elements that reduce distances and bring us closer by the poetics.

    • Aleta Valente Equilíbrio Sobre Entulho, 2015

      Aleta Valente

      Equilíbrio Sobre Entulho, 2015

    • Aleta Valente Brazilian wax | Anus, 2020

      Aleta Valente

      Brazilian wax | Anus, 2020

    • Aleta Valente Dupla Exposição (Garota da Laje), 2019

      Aleta Valente

      Dupla Exposição (Garota da Laje), 2019

    • Arjan Martins Sem título [Untitled], 2020

      Arjan Martins

      Sem título [Untitled], 2020

    • Cabelo Sem título [Untitled], 2020

      Cabelo

      Sem título [Untitled], 2020

    • Cabelo Sem título [Untitled], 2020

      Cabelo

      Sem título [Untitled], 2020

    • Jarbas Lopes Pintura Elástica, 2019

      Jarbas Lopes

      Pintura Elástica, 2019

    • Jarbas Lopes, Pintura Refletiva, 2019
      Jarbas Lopes, Pintura Refletiva, 2019
    • Jarbas Lopes Eu Sol, 2019

      Jarbas Lopes

      Eu Sol, 2019

    • Laura Lima Pastor policial (Astor Piazzolla), 2019

      Laura Lima

      Pastor policial (Astor Piazzolla), 2019

    • Laura Lima Virginia, 2018

      Laura Lima

      Virginia, 2018

    • Laura Lima Bandeira LGBTQI+, 2019

      Laura Lima

      Bandeira LGBTQI+, 2019

    • Marcela Cantuária Edilene Mateus Porto, 2020

      Marcela Cantuária

      Edilene Mateus Porto, 2020

    • Marcela Cantuária A hora extinta, 2020

      Marcela Cantuária

      A hora extinta, 2020

    • Marcela Cantuária Parque operário, 2020

      Marcela Cantuária

      Parque operário, 2020

    • José Bento grão rochinho, 2020

      José Bento

      grão rochinho, 2020

    • Maria Laet Notas sobre o limite do mar, 2011

      Maria Laet

      Notas sobre o limite do mar, 2011

    • Maria Laet Entre elas (alguma coisa concreta, capaz de se deixar quebrar), 2020

      Maria Laet

      Entre elas (alguma coisa concreta, capaz de se deixar quebrar), 2020

    • Maria Nepomuceno Sem título [Untitled], 2020

      Maria Nepomuceno

      Sem título [Untitled], 2020

    • Maria Nepomuceno Rede Pai, 2018

      Maria Nepomuceno

      Rede Pai, 2018

    • João Modé Construtivo [Paninho], Rosa e Azul, 2019

      João Modé

      Construtivo [Paninho], Rosa e Azul, 2019

    • OPAVIVARÁ! Espreguiçadeira multi [Multi sun lounger], 2019

      OPAVIVARÁ!

      Espreguiçadeira multi [Multi sun lounger], 2019

    • OPAVIVARÁ! Batuque na Cozinha [Drumming Kitchen], 2015

      OPAVIVARÁ!

      Batuque na Cozinha [Drumming Kitchen], 2015

    • OPAVIVARÁ! BoobsBar, 2019

      OPAVIVARÁ!

      BoobsBar, 2019

    • Rodrigo Torres Objeto em trânsito, 2020

      Rodrigo Torres

      Objeto em trânsito, 2020

    • Rodrigo Torres Coroninha, 2020

      Rodrigo Torres

      Coroninha, 2020

    • Rodrigo Torres Arrastão, 2017

      Rodrigo Torres

      Arrastão, 2017

    • Vivian Caccuri Fantasma Preto, 2020

      Vivian Caccuri

      Fantasma Preto, 2020

    • Vivian Caccuri Olha o Paleolítico Aí, 2019

      Vivian Caccuri

      Olha o Paleolítico Aí, 2019

    • Vivian Caccuri Fantasma Cinza, 2020

      Vivian Caccuri

      Fantasma Cinza, 2020

  • Biographies

    • Aleta Valente

      Aleta Valente

    • Arjan Martins

      Arjan Martins

    • Cabelo

      Cabelo

    • Jarbas Lopes

      Jarbas Lopes

    • João Modé

      João Modé

    • José Bento

      José Bento

    • Laura Lima

      Laura Lima

    • Marcela Cantuária

      Marcela Cantuária

    • Maria Laet

      Maria Laet

    • Maria Nepomuceno

      Maria Nepomuceno

    • Opavivará!

      Opavivará!

    • Rodrigo Torres

      Rodrigo Torres

    • Vivian Caccuri

      Vivian Caccuri