The usually interesing Galeria Logo opens it’s doors today for the opening of its end of year group exhibition, featuring all of the artists that the gallery represents. Well worth a look if your passing by, It is a nice small yet proper gallery space, and I always seem to be left to my own devices to enjoy the work without being hassled.
The exhibition is called Super Colina (Super Hill) and is and the 25 artists will present work focused on the idea of ‘the future’, curated by Carlos Issa.
As part of the exhibition there will be an action called : how to make a time capsule, where all visitors are allowed and encouraged to take part, by taking something along to the gallery that you would like to be preserved for future generations, suggestions given are messages of love, prized possessions, something you hate, a confession, an unfulfilled dream etc… The time capsule will be buried and dug up in 15 years time (2030). All participants will receive an inventory and a leaflet about the history of time capsules. See more on the webiste
If you want to know much more detail about the exhibition then here is how they describe it on their website:
LOGO is pleased to present Super Colina (Super Hill), a group exhibition that gathers more than 25 artists, among them musicians, designers, architects, photographers and filmmakers, inviting them to think about the future. Curator and artist of the show Carlos Issa bases his proposal on three main actions: represent the future; dialogue with the future; reprogram the future. In this way, Issa promotes dialogues on multiple levels, these being autonomous and open, providing creators with the freedom to follow broad guidelines that involve not only the reproduction of, but also the complete reconstruction of an idealized future scenario. Super Colina exhibits works in a variety of media such as drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, video and installation. All of these, whether they be abstract or figurative, recover the underlying characteristics of art. They explore universal languages and are tailored to the formal rigors of composition, above all else.
Super Colina is an exhibition based on the visual, on images that attempt to wrap their minds around questions that reflect uncertainties about the future. What kind of future does the future have in store for us? How can we overcome the failures of those in the past who programmed our present? Is it possible to foresee a universal space-time that frees humanity from our fear and suffering? And to whom does it befit, this power to achieve such emancipation? For Issa, a reflection capable of guiding us towards a future of utopian ideals belongs to the creative types. They’re the ones who guide us through playful and poetic proposals, sparking, above all else, human subjectivity and lyricism. In this way, Super Colina symbolizes an ideal place of atemporal images, where it is possible to surpass the obscurities and asphyxiations of our era, surrounding the future with just and beautiful compositions.
In Ilha B (Island B), artist and architect Bruna Canepa offers a contemplative haven, where the human being is impelled to isolate himself and remain in a state of compulsory self-awareness. The work is divided into two parts: a collage of ink drawings and a sculptural cube, which shelters a small mockup, seen through an orifice located on one of the sides of the object. In both parts, Ilha B portrays a mountainous island, harsh and inhospitable, on top of which a man faces his very own existence, who in turn confronts him back, demanding answers. In Canepa’s words: “the arsenal for a deep existential analysis of the rebirth of everything is set up: the distant horizon, the colossal silence, the infinite starry sky, nature’s crushing nature – represented by the mountain – and the impeccable and implacable straight line – drawn by man, stirring introspection”. It is a melancholic yet freeing view, that of Canepa, that in solitude and self-reflection sees a way out to a more human and welcoming future. None the less, escape from the island is a possibility, and materializes itself in the form of a small ship, an island in itself, that slides over the horizon and symbolizes the escape from itself or from the future that awaits us.
In contrast to Canepa, Guilherme Falcão’s future alludes to memory and the past of those who share in the present. In Como Fazer Uma Cápsula do Tempo (How to Make a Time Capsule), the artist plans to construct, as the title of the work suggests, and object-vehicle that survives the tests of time to be discovered in the future. The work demands an active engagement from visitors, who are to contribute to the material that will be preserved. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, Falcão will receive donations, these being objects of sentimental value or messages to future generations that the visitors want to preserve. In exchange for each contribution, the artist will offer a small booklet that, like an anthology, describes and exemplifies the different concepts regarding time capsules throughout the history of humanity. Instead of projecting a future scenario, Como Fazer Uma Cápsula do Tempo prefers to involve the visitors in thinking about the moment in which they live, recovering the feeling of idealization and utopia in their own lives.
Gustavo Eandi’s graphite drawing on paper approaches the matter of the future through a representation of velocity and movement. In this work, two horses, guided by their jockeys, advance at high speed, blurring the lines, the gestures, of the race. The four protagonists appear in a hurry to reach their destiny which, symbolically, aligns itself with approaching the future. Eandi suggests an agile and competitive future, where men dispute victory, head to head, until the finish line.
The artists participating in Super Colina are: Mariana Abasolo | Bia Bittencourt | Isadora Brant | Andrés Brück | Lucas Cabu | Pedro Caetano | Bruna Canepa | Mario Cappi | Companhia Rapadura | Contra | Iran Costa | Carlos Dias | Bruno Dicolla | Doma | Gustavo Eandi| Guilherme Falcão | Paula Gaitán | Jonathan Gall | Rimon Guimarães | Talita Hoffmann | Carlos Issa | Ana Mazzei | Rob Mazurek | Murilo Pommer | Lucas Rampazzo | Flávio Samelo | Maíra Senise | Sesper | Tomas Spicolli | Leonardo Stroka | Ben K. Voss | Fábio Zimbres
WHERE: Galeria Logo, Rua Artur de Azevedo, 401, 05404-010 São Paulo, Brazil
WHEN: Opens December 2nd, 2014 18:00–21:00 and runs until February 21, 2015.