An Opera for Animals was first staged at Para Site in Hong Kong between 23 March and 2 June 2019, with works by over 48 artists and collectives that use opera as a metaphor for modes of contemporary, cross-disciplinary art-making. The exhibition's second iteration takes up a large portion of the Rockbund Art Museum (RAM) in Shanghai (22 June–25...
Zoe Butt is the artistic director of The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre in Ho Chi Minh City, the first purpose-built space for contemporary art in Vietnam. Founded in March 2016, the Centre was designed by HTAP Architects in an old steel warehouse, with cargo shipping containers added to its structure. Initiated as a social enterprise...
即将于2019年7月13开幕的第二届 Condo Shanghai，联合上海7座画廊/艺术机构与14 家来自全球11个不同的城市，如东京、首尔、雅加达、巴尔的摩、洛杉矶、伦敦、纽约、危地马拉城、利马和墨西哥城，为实验性展览营造了一个更切实可行的国际环境。以下是Ocula的展览看点。周奥，《景观/对象WA》（2016）。橡木上固化油墨打印，左: 55.88 × 147.32 cm，中: 121.92 × 152.4 cm，右: 55.88 × 147.32 cm，图片提供：马凌画廊，上海。马凌画廊 × 80m2 Livia Benavides × LABOR × Proyectos Ultravioleta马凌画廊 |...
Nelson Soares and Marcos Moreira, the Minas Gerais-based duo O Grivo, explore the relationship between machines and unpredictability. Their solo exhibition at Galeria Nara Roesler subverts the precision of modern technology through analogue processes and interventions.
Axes, pulleys, drive belts and lines operate a complex system through which O Grivo perform. "The use of randomness in association with musical parameters and sounds causes repetition to reinvent itself with each new moment, morphing into oft-unpredictable textures," Moreira notes.
O Grivo talk about music, labour and the importance of doing nothing.
With its high-spirited, seemingly precarious gadgets, O Grivo belongs in the select group of Brazilian audiovisual artists, such as the Chelpa Ferro collective or Paulo Nenflidio, who are well inserted into the context of the visual arts, and whose works include the use of unexpected apparatuses. Unlike the others, however, and partly due to the musical background of its members, the art of O Grivo prioritizes sonority: even though visual effect is far from casual, image is a consequence of the musical dimension. The sound routes they create, in the words of the duo, 'give rise to a new way of hearing, and a new way of seeing sound-generating mechanisms.'
Formed in 1990, the collective first became known for the musical productions they made for other artists, such as Cao Guimarães, Lucas Bambozzi, Rivane Neuenschwander, and Valeska Soares, among others. The strong visual appeal of their installations, however, caused the duo to be recognised for the visual quality of their works, and not only the sound quality, especially after the show _Antarctica Artes com a Folha, _1996.
Nelson Soares and Marcos Moreira comprise O Grivo. They were born in Belo Horizonte, where they live and work. They featured in the 28th Bienal de São Paulo (2008) and in the 8th Mercosul Biennial, in Porto Alegre (2008), both in Brazil. Their main works (mostly concerts and installations) and shows include: Estación Experimental, at Universidad Laboral in Gijón, Spain, 2012; O Grivo, at Galeria Nara Roesler in São Paulo, 2010, and at the Museu de Arte da Pampulha, in Belo Horizonte, 2009, both in Brazil; and It's Raining Out There, at the South London Gallery, United Kingdom, 2008.
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