It is rather unusual for a curator to have the “freedom” of just selecting a number of works he/she likes, without having to put them in some kind of relation. So I decided to take the opportunity and just do this, without any limitation of style, theme, or timeframe. This is why the final selection is so eclectic, including both historic pieces and very recent ones.
But to summarize a little, I would say there are classic works (Boetti’s, especially, even though small, is very nice, as the utopian will to “quadrare tutto” was a recurrent theme for him) and others by some of the most interesting young artists in Brazil and abroad.
Among those participating in ArtRio, André Komatsu and Sofia Borges are definitely two artists to watch very closely.