Ten years after the group's last solo show at Centro Cultural São Paulo, 3NÓS3's works are once again occupying the artistic scene, at a time of great political movement, with a solo show at Galeria Jaqueline Martins, in São Paulo.
The collective formed by Hudnilson Jr. (1957-2013), Mario Ramiro (1957) and Rafael França (1957-1991), with operations between 1979 and 1982, played an important role in Brazilian art in the period of democratic reopening, at the end of the dictatorship. For that generation of artists, the art of the moment was alternative, marginal, underground, contestation and derived from the counterculture of the 1960s.
In 1979, 11 years after the end of Tropicalismo and the AI-5 decree, a collective and critical urban art resurfaced with force in Brazil, when 3NÓS3 carried out its aesthetically marginal urban interventions – such as the bagging of public monuments in the city of São Paulo. Paulo – alongside cultural criticism and media intervention.
Therefore, the show that opens tomorrow displays a set of works created over the three years of the group's activity and reintroduces its work to a new generation of audience, highlighting the relevance of its production 40 years after its creation. They are urban interventions, photographs, videos and mail art that also circulated virtually, as information through the media, an essential part of the group's work.
“The work of 3NÓS3 has a fantastic ability to keep up to date. Their entire production was, in itself, a political position of resistance. It's a guerrilla art: artists who created tools to circumvent oppression, stubbornness and political and social conservatism. Today we are the same, and artists are creating their tools again to circumvent this censorship”, says the director and founder of the gallery, Jaqueline Martins.
The exhibition also takes place simultaneously in Zurich under the title 3Nos3, Rafael França, Hudinilson Jr., Mario Ramiro – Above all, They Had No Fear of Vertigo, from the 28th of October, at the Peter Kilchmann gallery.
Location: Jaqueline Martins Gallery
Address: Rua Dr. Cesário Mota Jr, 443 – São Paulo, SP
Date: From October 1st to November 5th, 2022
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday, from 10am to 7pm. Saturdays, from 12h to 17h.