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The “science of quick fixing” on display

The “science of quick fixing” on display

Starting this week until August 17, Oi Futuro in Belo Horizonte will receive the exhibit Gambiólogos 2.0 [Quick Fixers 2.0] a new version of the exhibit previously shown at Espaço Centoequatro in 2010, about the Science of Quick Fixing. For those who are not familiar with it, the term “science of quick fixing” defines the study of the Brazilian tradition of improvising and finding creative solutions to small everyday problems, as well as the application of these ideas to art and design.

The discussions in new exhibit, with about 40 works, is guided by three themes:improvisation in electronic art and the inclusion of low technology as a formal option; the idea of “collectionism” through accumulation or how artists have used modern world’s excess waste as a resource; and the influence of popular culture and handcraft in the world of plastic arts.

Artists whose works are present in Inhotim’s collection are among the names in the exhibit, such as Bahia-born artist Marepe, Spanish artist Sara Ramo and Minas Gerais-born artist Ganso, who is responsible for one of the most charming spaces at Inhotim, which is named after him. Bar do Ganso was fashioned around 1950s French bistros and gathers furniture by Brazilian designers such as Sérgio Rodrigues and Zanini, items found in thrift shops and antique stores, in addition to lamps and tables designed by the artist himself, especially for the Institute.

Charme e arte compõem o ambiente do Bar do Ganso, no Inhotim. Foto: Ricardo Mallaco

Style and art create the atmosphere of Bar do Ganso, at Inhotim. Photo: Ricardo Mallaco

Gambiólogos 2.0 Exhibit [Quick Fixers 2.0 Exhibit]

When: June 10 to August 17, Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sundays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Gallery 1 at Oi Futuro, Av. Afonso Pena, 4001, Mangabeiras – Belo Horizonte/MG

Admission Fee: Free

Age rating: Suitable for all audiences

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