With the curatorship of Lilia Schwarcz, the new solo show by Rio de Janeiro artist Daniel Lannes has just opened today, July 20th, at the Paço Imperial in Rio de Janeiro. Entitled Cage, the exhibition establishes a dialogue with the history of Brazil, contesting the “harmonious” way we see it and revealing the truth about a monarchy and a republic that hid their foundations: slavery and inequality.
With the paintings presented in this exhibition, Lannes presents a smoky and blurred line, purposely created to confuse the observer and illustrate a story that is sometimes a bit nebulous. Another interesting point is that Cage destabilizes the magic rectangle of painting once his paintings escape the limits of the white canvas, refusing to confine themselves to that space, revealing an irreverent trait of the artist himself.
This exhibition can also be understood as a metaphor for thinking about the place of the Museum, this arts institution that innovates but also regulates; it opens up to the new at the same time that it canonizes and makes routine. Finally, Jaula is a reference to the “white cube”, a metaphor for thinking in the place of the Museum, this arts institution that innovates, but also regulates; it opens up to the new at the same time that it canonizes and makes routine.
Location: Imperial Palace
Address: Praça Quinze de Novembro, 48 – Downtown, Rio de Janeiro – RJ
Date: Opening on the 20th of July
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, from 12:00 to 19:00