I have already talked about how Zezão was one of the first artists whose work I took an interest in upon arrival in Brazil, so although this event is not in Sao Paulo, it is just up the road in Rio de Janeiro.
Tomorrow night marks the opening of his Conexões exhibition as part of the 2nd edition of the Ocupa-se project. The Ocupa-se project consists of the production of a conceptual exhibition, where the commercial gallery space is handed over to the artist for around 30 days, for them to use freely as a space for the expression of their work.
Well known in Sao Paulo for his bright blue ‘flops’ (see my photo below), and famous for working in the underground and hidden areas of the city, in this exhibit it seems Zezão will be showing monochromatic sculptures. If you are not familiar with zezao then this full colour PDF is a great place to begin.
WHERE: Athena Contemporanea, Av. Atlântica, 4240, Copacabana – Rio de Janeiro – Brazil.
WHEN: Opening Thursday 30th January 19-22h. Future opening times TBA