group show 'imagine brazil', featuring rivane neuenschwander, tours to mac lyon

5 June 2014
Group exhibition Imagine Brazil tours to Musee d'art Contemporain de Lyon. Previously presented at the Astrup Fearnley Museet in Oslo, Norway, Imagine Brazil offers a snapshot of Brazilian contemporary art.

The exhibition will showcase Brazilian contemporary art, with particular focus on the young, emerging art scene. Imagine Brazil is the fourth exhibition in the series focusing on a country's art scene. The Brazilian art history is well documented, especially the Brazilian modernism, such as Concrete, Neoconcrete and Tropicália movement, which developed independently but also in deep dialogue with modernist tendencies in Europe and North America. Artists such as Oscar Niemeyer, Lygia Clark, Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Pape and Ernesto Neto, are all part of the international modernist and artistic heritage and are all internationally recognized. In parallel with this great modernist tradition is also an explicit Brazilian conceptual art that was less dogmatic and structuralist than their counterparts in Europe and North America, but more open, more poetic, more politically engaged, as we can see in the works of Cildo Meireles and Vik Muniz.

The exhibition will include gallery artist Rivane Neuenschwander's video works ‘Quarta-Feira de Cinzas / Epilogue', 2006 and 'The Tenant', 2010.

Curators: Gunnar B. Kvaran, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Thierry Raspail

Featured artists: Jonathan de Andrade, Arrigo Barnabé, J. Borges, Sofia Borges, Rodrigo Cass, Adriano Costa, Deyson Gilbert, Fernanda Gomes, Marcellvs L., Milton Machado, Mount Magno, Cinthia Marcelle, Maria Martins Thiago Martins de Melo, Rodrigo Matheus, Cildo Meireles, Pedro Moraleida Paulo Nazareth, Rivane Neuenschwander, Nimer Pjota Paulo, Sara Ramo, Mayana Redin, Gustavo Speridião, Tunga, Adriana Varejão, Caetano Veloso, Carlos Zilio.

The exhibition runs from 5 June until 17 August 2014.

Rivane Neuenschwander at MAC, Lyon