A look around the Brazilian galleries
at Art Rio from Latitude: Platform for
Brazilian Art Galleries Abroad
spending a few days at ArtRio, we can confirm that the work on show in the fair
rivals the vibrant city and breath-taking landscape around it. For those who
can’t see it for themselves, Latitude brings you a closer look at the booths of the Brazilian
galleries on show, some hidden corners and highlights of work that can
be seen on Artsy.net.
fabric laying on floor of Progetti gallery's booth is actually a Boitatá costume, part of
a performance conceived by Italian artist Zoé Gruni
. Boitatá is a legendary
character in Brazil's mythology and Zoé Gruni’s recent show at the this Rio-based
gallery took its title from it.
Galeria's corner booth, you can find a constantly evolving art work. An installation
entitled Conversion Machine: Buble Bank proposes a system in which the audience is invited to buy an
action/work during the fair which automatically raises value of the installation,
mirroring the systems of the art market.
artist Oleg Dou
represented by Galeria
only left Rio a few days ago. As a photographer, he was a guest of
the Ministry of External Relations to come to Brazil create work and engage with the local
scene. It was a great opportunity for the gallerist to spend more time with him
and it created a new opportunity for exchange between Brazil and Russia as the artist currently lives and
works in Moscow. Dou is well recognized for the often strange-looking portraits he produces.
The gallery is showing two pieces of his work on their booth at the fair.
Some insights from ArtRio will be published shortly by Latitude's team on theg ground. For more information on the galleries featured here visit www.latitudebrasil.org