Performatic Brazilians at Pinta Miami 2018
We are pleased to bring to the Brazilian Section of Pinta Miami 2018 the freshness and vigour of Luciana Magno and Talitha Rossi, from a new generation of Brazilian artists who make photo performance the medium per excellence for cross culture discussions of locus, identity, power and gender. Get Closer
Luciana Magno’s work is based on the body as an element of action and discourse. She undertakes and documents, in photos and videos, performances in which she “mimics the space”, using herself as an extension of and an integral part of Mother Nature.
Luciana attends the Pinta Miami with works of the Organic Series, in which she records, in photography and video, performances in the heart of the Amazon Region. In the works, the artist mimetizes herself to space, creating epiphanies and (we could say) painful records full of meanings about the effects of the unbridled action of unsustainable development on fauna, flora and the history and culture of local peoples and communities.
Born in Belém do Pará, Luciana Magno lives in São Paulo city. She won the 10th Funarte Visual Arts Rede Nacional Program awards with the project titled Telefone Sem Fio [Wireless Phone], the 2017 Kaaysá Artistic Residence award and the 2015 Pipa Online Prize. She was nominated for the 2018 Pipa Online Prize.
Talitha Rossi works and lives in Rio de Janeiro City. She is a plural artist and bases her work from her own poetic viewpoint, which questions the positioning of generation Y on issues related to feminism and the media. Performance, photography, video, installations and objects are her support materials of choice, and host this world of hers through an eye that is delicate and pungent at the same time.
In the photo-performance of the CAPS LOCK: Mother Nature and the daughter of the Internet series, the artist dresses herself as a doll in different situations and places. The aim is to document the generation of young people who expect things to be done immediately and are addicted to wifi through a character without eyes who moves freely between nature and the city in pursuit of her real connection.
Solitude and the crowd are part of this search. The whole series arose from the performance. “My series covered issues such as the feminine reawakening, the body, generation Y, selfishness and the visible and the invisible,” the artist says.
Janaina Torres Galeria will be at Pinta Miami 2018 - Crossing Cultures, Brazilian Section, from 5th to 9th December, Mana Wynwood, Miami.