Amelia Toledo, Antonio Dias, Laura Vinci, and Paulo Bruscky are part of the exhibition “Condenado ao Moderno?”, Carlos Alexandre's curatorial view on the Dulce and João Carlos de Figueiredo Ferraz collection. The exhibition, at the Figueiredo Ferraz Institute, was built as part of the celebration of São Paulo's Week of Modern Art 100th anniversary, aiming to contribute to the production of knowledge and the expansion of the theme's “field”.
“The show presents around sixty works, including paintings, sculptures, engravings, artist books, photographs, and videos. It aims to encourage reflections on what would be (practically and conceptually) modernism, the modern and the alleged project of modernity that western culture has implemented since the end of the 18th century, which, being considered “alive” or outdated, is still the subject of debate and dispute in the cultural field. Concerning contemporary art (particularly the set of works from the Figueiredo Ferraz collection), it is of interest to this exhibition to investigate – privileging doubt and moving away from dichotomies and revisionisms – how the echoes of modernity and the artistic and cultural modernist articulate and tension the “art of our time”, without presuming, of course, to renounce their questions”, states the curator.
Learn more about the exhibition here.