Concerto para aves (Concert for birds)
Curated by Tiago Sant'Ana
14 June - 27 July 2019
On Friday 14 June at 19:00, the Goethe-Institut Salvador-Bahia opens the second exhibition of its program of exhibitions in 2019. Concerto para aves (Concert for birds), curated by Tiago Sant'Ana, brings together 15 artists that have in their poetics the birds and birds as metaphor of liberties, imprisonments and possibilities of escape. Through several languages, such as photography, sculpture and engraving, the exhibition thus proposes to demonstrate how in various scenarios and research these animals are used as a subterfuge to trigger debates about nature and about humanity itself. Participating Artists include Adriano Machado, Annika Kahrs, Ayrson Heráclito, Calasans Neto, Carlos Martiel, Dona Aletícia, Edsoleda Santos, Efrain Almeida, Georgina Maxim, Helen Salomão, Ieda Oliveira, João Oliveira, Mario Cravo Neto, Mestre Didi e Zé Garcia. Visitation to the exhibition will continue until 27 July 2019, Monday to Saturday, from 09:00 - 19:00, with free admission and indicative rating of 14 years.
"The exhibition has basically three nuclei: one closer to Afro-Brazilian religions; another investigating the relations between humanity and nature - a kind of becoming-bird; and a last one with artists that somehow present studies on the birds" comments curator Tiago Sant'Ana.
After "Kaurís", between March and May, Concerto para aves (Concert for birds) is part of a series of four exhibitions to be promoted by the Goethe-Institut Salvador this year, in order to relate the production of local artists and productions Vila Sur Arts Residency Program - such as the curator and visual artist Georgina Maxim (Zimbabwe) and filmmaker and visual artist Annika Kahrs (Germany).
Georgina Maxim presents a new work, created for the show - a fabric sculpture that formats birds' wings using the sewing technique that characterizes her career. Annika Kahrs presents a video that inspires the name of the exhibition: a performance in which a piece of music is played on a piano for an audience made up of caged birds. In addition, on the opening date, Annika will showcase the work in progress "sounds from the sea - sounds of the sea", showing what she is developing in Salvador: an audiovisual installation that focuses on different forms of collaborative musical production, their respective location and the acoustic reception in the city, making an association between the work of the Bahia Symphony Orchestra (OSBA) and the speakers on the plateaus of Barra.
As a Bahian contributer, Ayrson Heráclito collaborates with the video work "Funfun". In the work, the artist explores the white color through a local myth in which white herons perform a requiem for an important priestess of the candomblé of Cachoeira, in Bahia.
The exhibition brings in its body of artists an interchange of generations, with well-known names such as Mario Cravo Neto and Mestre Didi, dialoguing with representatives of the new generation of Bahian art, like the photographers Adriano Machado and Helen Salomão.
Admission is free
Av. Sete de Setembro, 1809, Corredor da Vitória
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