Brazil storms Frieze London 2013!
Frieze London and Frieze Masters finished a few days ago but when looking back at the Brazilian galleries at both fairs this year, it is easy to see why everyone is so excited about Brazilian art. Last week, both the contemporary and historical art works brought by Brazilian galleries stood out from the rest and this was reflected in strong sales figures from the Brazilian galleries. For those who didn't get a chance to go to the fairs, Latitude brings you a closer look at the fantastic art works that were on show in Regents Park last week as well as a sneak peek of what is to come at artBO, the International Art Fair of Bogotá, on Friday.
Galeria Fortes Vilaça presented works by Iran do Espírito Santo and José Damasceno. Their presentation of photographic works by of Mauro Restiff was praised as one of the highlights of Frieze London.
A Gentil Carioca showcased works by Helio Oiticica and Neville D’Almeida. The gallery displayed an instillation work Maileryn (from the series, Cosmococa) in which the duo augmented images from popular culture were projected, including this one of Marilyn Monroe.
Galeria Vermelho displayed works by Brazilian artists Dora Longo Bahia and Odires Mlászho. They also exhibited reflective installation sculptures by Marilá Dardot within the Frieze Sculpture Garden.
Mendes Wood DM exhibited extremely intricate works by Catalonian artist DanielSteegmann Mangrané within the Focus sector and Galeria Jaqueline Martins made their debut appearance at this year’s fair with installation works by Genilson Soares for the Frame exhibitor sector.
Luciana Brito Galeria displayed interesting photographic works by Liliana Porter and Galeria Nara Roesler showcased a solo show of work by renowned Argentinian artist Julio Le Parc who this year presented a major retrospective of his work at Palais de Tokyo in his home city of Paris.
In addition to this, from 25th – 28th October 2013, Latitude: Platform for Brazilian Art Galleries Abroad will see ten galleries showcasing cutting-edge contemporary art works at artBO, the International Art Fair of Bogotá. For artBO, highlights include Baró Galeria presenting work by Patrick Hamilton, Lourival Cuquinha, Felipe Ehrenberg, Dario Escobar, Moris, Iván Navarro, Elena Damiani and Ricardo Alcaide. Galeria Jaqueline Martins will present a series of photographs and videos by Dudu Santos, Daniel Nogueira and Edwin Sanchez. Works by Pablo Accinelli, Magdalena Jitrik and Carlos Garaicoa will be shown by Galeria Luisa Strina and Galeria Millan will present works by Tatiana Blass.