new york 22.6 - 25.8.2023

luis pérez-oramas co/respondences: brazil and abroad,

Jonathas de Andrade

A Mão Kayapó Menkragnoti, da série Infindável Mapa da Fome, 2019-2020

mapa pintado com tinta acrílica e fotografia da mão Kayapó impressa em papel algodão

2 partes de 85 x 85 x 4cm (cada)


Galeria Nara Roesler New York is pleased to present Co/respondences: Brazil and Abroad, a group show curated by Luis Pérez-Oramas where works by major Brazilian artists represented by Nara Roesler Gallery will be in dialogue vis-à-vis works by significant international artists not necessarily linked to Brazil, stressing their mutual resonance -either based on formal, structural, thematic, biographical or historical rationale. The exhibition opens to the public on June 22 and will remain on view through August 25. 


Through juxtapositions of works carefully selected, featuring at the same time resemblance and difference –even if minimal– the show aims to stress that art is, and it has always been, global as it stands as a field of unlimited and always ever potential affinities, beyond contexts and chronologies.


Prioritizing affinity over genealogy, Co/respondences: Brazil and Abroad is an exercise of savage mind (pensée sauvage). It is so by embodying the fact that all thinking possess a "savage potentiality", notably when freed from the utilitarian necessity of producing a capitalizing result, allowing the visibility of  "tiny intervals, brief periodicities, rhapsodic repetitions, analogic models'' between differential works– to borrow the words from anthropologist Eduardo Viveiros de Castro.


Drawing from that lesson, Co/respondences: Brazil and Abroad proposes a set of groupings between various artists, following diverse analogical rationale: unintentional poetic correspondences (Brigida Baltar and Asuka Anastacia Ogawa, Jonathas de Andrade and Sheroanawe Hakihiiwe or Daniel Buren and Fabio Miguez); resemblance within difference through similar medium approaches (Sérgio Sister and John Zurier);  or both poetic and historical resonances, based on shared aesthetics (Antonio Dias and Jannis Kounellis, Paulo Bruscky and Robert Filliou, or Cristina Canale and Margot Bergman).