Curator: Magda Kardasz (born 1967 in Poland; lives and works in Warsaw, Poland).
Group exhibition at the Zachęta—National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, Poland, on view from December 13, 2013 to February 23, 2014.
“The exhibition presents young Brazilian artists who in their work refer to the classics of contemporary art from their country, primarily modernist visual artists and architects.
“Concretism and neo-concretism, multidisciplinary tropicalism, 1970s conceptualism and modernist architecture became something of a showcase for Brazil as well as a valuable part of the global cultural heritage. The young artists of today appreciate the value of those achievements and in the practices of many of them can be found more or less direct references to the works of Alfredo Volpi, Lygia Clark, Hélio Oiticica, Amílcar de Castro, Cildo Meireles, the designs of Lúcio Costa, Oscar Niemeyer, Lina Bo Bardi, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, the impressive architectural solutions of the city of Brasília, the Ibirapuera park in São Paulo, or the iconic museums in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. The Zachęta exhibition features a large number of works that serve as a commentary on modernist heritage, relating to it from the perspective of time (and verifying the utopia), or in the context of street or popular culture, important for young people.
“Featured artists: Jonathas de Andrade, Laura Belém, Cadu, Marcelo Cidade, Theo Craveiro, Detanico/Lain, Yuri Firmeza, Bina Fonyat, Daniel Murgel, Leandro Nerefuh, f. marquespenteado, Guilherme Peters, Laercio Redondo, Mauro Restiffe, Rafael RG, Fabiano Rodrigues, Luiz Roque, Beto Shwafaty, Lucas Simões, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Roberto Winter, Bob Wolfenson.”
—”Love and Hate to Lygia Clark,” Zachęta.