São Paulo, March, 2016 – Baró Galeria presents from April 5th, Tuesday, from
6PM to 22PM, the exhibition “A Fuga” (The Escape), solo show from German
artist Norbert Bisky. The show remains on display until May 7th at the address
Rua da Consolação, 3417 – Jardins, and consists on eight new paintings that
discuss the freedom of mobility and the migratory situation in Europe.
In "A Fuga", the artist, based in the Antropophagic Manifesto, by the Brazilian
writer Oswald de Andrade – in this work the author claims that contact with
different cultures can lead to something completely new – inquiries if closing the
borders, as it has happened to the Syrians in Europe, it would be the end of the
"new" and "interesting."
Bisky paints around the topics of moving around, fleeing, people escaping or
simply being on the move as a traveller.
The paintings will be shown in a site specific installation, presenting collage-like
sculptural works and a painterly intervention at the gallery space.
Norbert Bisky´s sensitivity for the topic is deriving from his own Biography:
Both of his parents were displaced persons after second world war and had to
escape their hometowns on large treks. Bisky´s father spent his entire childhood
in a refugee barrack.
The artist himself grew up inside the isolated closed up borders of East
Germany. Ever since the Berlin Wall came down,he discovered the world in vast travels,
among other destinations, Brazil. For this exhibition, Bisky brings his own
impressions of traveling and living abroad and his view about refugee camps,
his travels he does around Brazil since 2014 and his experience as a resident in
Tel Aviv, Israel in 2015.
About the artist
Born in 1970 in Leipzig, Norbert Bisky studied with Georg Baselitz in Berlin.
Norbert Bisky has widely exhibited internationally, including at the Martin
Gropius Bau in Berlin (2003), Museum für Moderne Kunst PMMK in Ostend,
Belgium(2003), National Museum of Korea in Seoul (2004), Dortmunder
Kunstverein (2009), Haifa Museum of Art in Israel (2009), Maison Rouge in
Paris(2011), Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2012). The Kunsthalle Rostock organized
a retrospective of his work in 2014. In 2015 Bisky lived and worked in Tel Aviv.
In 2016 he takes part in „Zeitgeist – Arte da Nova Berlim“ at Centro Cultural
Banco do Brasil in Rio de Janeiro.
He is featured in many museum collections, including at New York's Museum of
Modern Art (MOMA), the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, the Deutsche Bank in
Frankfurt and the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain in Paris.
About Baró Galeria
Baró opened its doors in 2010 and since then has established itself as a reference
in the Brazilian international art circuit. Directed by the spanish Maria Baró, the
gallery seeks to deepen the dialogue between artists, curators, collectors and
cultural institutions primarily through site-specific works. In its new phase, the
gallery turns its attention to great artists who emerged between 70’s and 80’s
such as the philippine David Medalla, the mexican and former member of the
group Fluxus Felipe Ehrenberg, the brazilian Almandrade, the chinese Song
Dong and now french Christian Boltanski.
"A Fuga" by Norbert Bisky @ Baró Gallery - Jardins
Opening: April 5th, Tuesday – starting 6:00pm
Exhibition period: from April 6th to May 7th
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 10:30am to 7:30pm
Consolação Street, 3417 - Jardins - São Paulo - SP
More information: www.barogaleria.com
Leandro Matulja/ Leticia Zioni/ Larissa Marques
(11) 3871-0022 ramal 210