When passing through Rio de Janeiro, a stop is mandatory at the Centro Municipal de Artes Hélio Oiticica and at the Centro Cultural Justiça Federal. The broad exhibition, curated by César Oiticica Filho, Evandro Salles and Luiza Interlenghi, presents the current and complete Brazil, encompassing political, social, economic, ecological and cultural spheres.
For such ambition, the team included more than one hundred artists, among several important names such as Cildo Meireles, Anna Maria Maiolino, Ayrson Heráclito, Anna Bella Geiger, Adriana Varejão, Lenora de Barros, Regina Silveira and Nuno Ramos, who join young artists such as Maxwell Alexandre, Arjan Martins, Yhuri Cruz, Aline Motta and Ana Linnemann.
The opening on the 7th of September was marked by a large procession, like a Carnival group, with visual artists, musicians, poets, actors, collectives and dancers going through the streets towards Praça Tiradentes. But the inspiration of Carnival did not stop there. The exhibition was also divided into wings, as in the Samba Schools, presenting areas ranging from music to visual arts.
The collective is also filled with unpublished works such as the digital projection of the NFT Marielle Franco and the Flag which bears the inscription “democracy, justice, peace” in place of the original “order and progress”, both by Cildo Meireles. It is also worth mentioning one of the works by Ernesto Neto that asks: “on what date do we celebrate the end of the dictatorship?”. And yet, a fabric banner painted by Julia Xavante that bears the phrase “They Combined to Kill Us, and We Combined to Not Die”.
Stop 7 – Art in Resistance
Location: Federal Justice Cultural Center
Address: Avenida Rio Branco 241 – Cinelândia, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 7pm.
Location: Hélio Oiticica Municipal Art Center
Address: Rua Luís de Camões, 68 – Praça Tiradentes, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm.
Date: Until October 31, 2022