17.07.2014 - 13.09.2014

This exhibition was conceived as a result of the workshop Contemporary Curatorial Practices: thoughts, processes and materializations, led by curators Bernardo José de Souza and Michelle Sommer, between April and July 2014 at Despina | Largo das Artes.

Based on the curatorial proposal of “second nature” and always guided by horizontality in discussions and critical emancipation in the artistic field, a series of discussions, lectures and conversations with artists led to the construction of an art project that also included performances, film screenings and publications, which happened parallel to the exhibition during the months of July, August and September 2014.

Curators: Bernardo José de Souza and Michelle Sommer

Artists: Audrey Cottin, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, David Cronenberg, Eadweard Muybridge, Fancy Violence, Gisela Motta and Leandro Lima, Gustavo Ferro, Harun Farocki, Laura Lima, Le Corbusier, Luiz Roque, Matheus Rocha Pitta, Neil Beloufa, “Nuvem” – Estação Rural de Arte e Tecnologia / Cinthia Mendonça and Bruno Vianna, Pablo Ferretti and Rodolpho Parigi.

Opening: 17 July 2014 at 7 pm
Exhibition ran from 18 July to 13 September 2014


July 17 at 7pm
Opening event
at Despina | Largo das Artes

August 14 at 7pm
Screening of the video “Ano Branco” (White Year) (7’, 2013) Luiz Roque + talk with artist and curators 
at Despina | Largo das Artes

August 19 at 7pm
“Sculpture Stone Soup”, with artist Matheus Rocha Pitta
at Largo São Francisco, behind IFCs – Institute of Philosophy and Human Sciences UFRJ, opposite The Royal Portuguese Library.

August 28 at 7pm
Screening of “View O.T. – Operating Theatre” (a record containing a series of performances in 3 episodes), Audrey Cottin + debate with Rodrigo Nunes (Professor of Philosophy at PUC-RJ)
at Despina | Largo das Artes

September 6, between 3 and 9pm
“The Destruction Laboratory” – Nuvem, Estação Rural de Arte e Tecnologia
at Despina | Largo das Artes + Largo São Francisco

September 13, at 7pm
“Ópera_Ato 2”, Fancy Violence
at Despina | Largo das Artes

Workshop team of collaborators:

André Ribeiro, Bianca Bernardo, Bruna Grinsztejn, Giselle Sampaio, Icaro Ferraz Vidal Júnior, Nelson Pinho and Vinicius Jatobá.

A big thanks to:

Barracão Maravilha, Galeria A Gentil Carioca, Galeria Mendes Wood, Galeria Nara Rosler, Galeria Vermelho, Harun Farocki Studio, Luiz Camillo Osório, Merel van`t Hullenaar, Moysés Pinto Neto, Phosphorus and Rodrigo Guimarães Nunes.

Pictures Gallery