In Waiting: Works produced in isolation brings together a selection of works produced during isolation by various artists represented by Nara Roesler—thoughts about seclusion have traditionally been in opposition, many have considered it to be an inconvenience and the cause of anxiety, while others believe the condition allows for unequaled perspective.
Amidst the wide variety of practices of and engagements with the quarantine, it is interesting to note that there seems to have been different approaches within In Waiting: Works produced in isolation. The first takes shape in a process of looking inwards. In this sense, works by Fabio Miguez, Laura Vinci's and Marcos Chaves' present views of how isolation affected their creative process.
The second form of reaction stems from a longing for the outdoors—or perhaps more widely for freedom, or to the desire to look back into what they already had. Maria Klabin, Vik Muniz, Virginia de Medeiros and Brígida Baltar are examples of this approach. Additional artists with works present in the exhibition are Cao Guimarães, Rodolpho Parigi, Daniel Senise, Karin Lambrecht, Lucia Koch, Marcelo Silveira, Paulo Bruscky, Raul Mourão, Sérgio Sister and Milton Machado.
Ultimately, In Waiting: Works produced in isolation brings an opportunity to delve into the different experiences of seclusion, and how the unprecedented nature of this year's circumstances moulded practices within Galeria Nara Roesler's artistic community. Their works unite under the common, yet infinitely diverse experience of 2020, offering a reflection on the multi-faceted understandings, internalisations, and expressions of the year's day-to-day and its consequences.
Press release courtesy Galeria Nara Roesler.