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  • Dezembro, 23. 2013

    Inhotim press room


    brumadinhomusic

    Leitura: 2 min

    In the top 10

    In the top 10

    Amid the diversity of rhythms that excite young people nowadays, classical music has won a prominent position among young boys and girls from Brumadinho, Mário Campos and Bonfim. The melodies of Beethoven, Mozart and other important classical composers are already fighting for space in the kids’ playlists . They are members of the School of Strings of Inhotim, who have just discovered works and sounds that were unknown to them until now.

    After a year and a half of practical and theoretical lessons, one can notice in every note played on cellos, violins, violas and double basses, the affinity of young musicians with their instruments, which today are a cause for change and for dreams.

    Tainã Jorge is a resident in the Tejuco region in Brumadinho, and has seen in the school of Strings the big opportunity to become a musician. “I’ve always wanted to learn music, but had never had the chance”. Today, Tainã combines the activities of the Orchestra with his  job as a nursing technician. “I see people get emotional with the music I play. That makes me very happy”, he celebrates.

    Tainã Jorge, aluno da Escola de CordasTainã Jorge  has seen in the school of Strings the big opportunity to become a musician Photo: Rossana Magri

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    Dezembro, 20. 2013

    Inhotim press room


    artBabette Mangolteopening

    Leitura: 2 min

    Numbers in words

    2013 marks the largest exchange of artistic collection in Inhotim, which currently totals 170 works on display. In other numbers, there were 86 new works by 18 artists from 9 different nationalities. For the first time, temporary galleries Mata, Praça, Lago and Fonte had their spaces renovated in the same year. Another innovation was the inauguration of thematic exhibitions such as “amor lugar comum“, by Luiz Zerbini, “Mineiriana“, by Juan Araujo and “Babette Mangolte”, by the artist herself. Still Life was another topic that received great prominence, more precisely, an entire gallery. In all, 14 names, as Rivane Neuenschwander, Sarah Branch and Tacita Dean, exhibit over 40 works at Galeria Fonte.

    No one better than Inhotim curators to translate these numbers into words. Watch the video!

     

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    Dezembro, 17. 2013

    Inhotim press room


    brumadinhocommunityhistory

    Leitura: 2 min

    The right place

    The right place

    Today Brumadinho has its 75th anniversary and has become one of the Brazilian cities that are most talked about in the national and international press. In addition to hosting Inhotim, which has brought the city the title of one of the great tourism destinations in Brazil, the city has a rich cultural and natural heritage.

    The population of about 35 thousand inhabitants is made up of generous, welcoming people. The religious and cultural tradition of the quilombola (former slaves) communities are experienced with the energy of those who are proud of their African roots in their daily lives. The musical vocation of the city shows its rhythms in the instruments of its century old bands and in the voices of the several choirs that gather together children, teenagers and adults.

    Nature has also been very generous with the town. Two important world biomes, the Atlantic Rainforest and the cerrado, or Brazilian Savanna, meet at the ocean of mountains in the Brumadinho territory.  During most of the year the mountains and the city are covered in fog and the days start off with a fresh, light air.

    So, where else could Inhotim be located? Nowhere else in the world. That is why we are proud of being a part of this history.

    This is a homage of Instituto Inhotim to the 75th anniversary of Brumadinho.

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    Dezembro, 13. 2013

    Inhotim press room


    artlab inhotim

    Leitura: 3 min

    Lab for art

    Lab for art

    The environment is light. Through the round window, the late afternoon light and the urban atmosphere invade the room. The noise of horns makes the visitors’ whispers almost disappear. They carefully evaluate the photos hanging on the walls. In the center, supports show parts of the exhibition. In common they have one of the oldest knowledge aids emerged in the Middle Ages: the book.

    Entitled Sublevações do Livro: Objeto – Espaço – Matéria, the show held in early December brings productions from participants of Laboratório Inhotim, an educational project of the Institute, developed with students from Brumadinho/MG. Throughout 2013, kids investigated different aspects of this ancient technical innovation, which now awaits the moment to become obsolete – or not.

    Among the 17 experiments, there are two by  Rafaela Hermenegilda. “When I started my work, my first thought was to find a subject or key object. Among many, I chose the tree, since it is a very important plant for the world and produces two essential things in my life: oxygen and the sheets that make up books “, says the girl, from the top of her 14 years of age. To build one of her proposals, Rafaela used the book literally as fertile ground. “The piece plays with role shifting, as the tree became the receiver of writing, and the book had to accommodate the tree”. A poetic metaphor of how knowledge and reading can make beautiful ideas blossom.

    Laboratório Inhotim - Obra em exposiçãoWhen planting the species in the book, Rafaela gave new meaning to literature and nature Photo: Rossana Magri
     

    In her series of photographs, the tree is the mainstay for storytelling. “People write in trees, recording special moments, hurting them with words that summarize important memories. I started to photograph all these writings I could find. Developed the idea that they are book-objects”. On her participation in the project, she summarizes: “It was very rewarding to learn a bit about art and, perhaps, even discover a profession”.

     

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    Dezembro, 05. 2013

    Inhotim press room


    music

    Leitura: 5 min

    Musical partnership

    Musical partnership

    Next Saturday (07), two young artists from Belo Horizonte, Alexander Andrés and Rafael Martini, will perform in the closing of the 2013 musical programming at Inhotim. Both artists have an intense musical production, acting as composers, musicians and performers. One after the other, they will perform on stage at Inhotim theater, at 2:30 pm and 4:00 pm. In the interview below, Andrés tells a little bit about his career, influences on his work and partnership with Martini, who he considers to be “a complete musician”.

    You began composing when you were only 15 years old. How has your career in music been since then?

    I grew up in a musical home. My mother is a pianist, a professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and my father is a flutist and also a professor at UFMG and a member of the Uakti group. Since I was a child, I had contact with good music from Minas Gerais as well as with classical music, played by my parents in a flute-piano duo, in which, by the way, they still play together nowadays. I studied music from an early age, and when I was 15 I became interested in composition. In 2008, at age 18, I recorded my first album, “Agualuz“, in partnership with poet Bernardo Maranhão.

    Do you consider yourself more of a singer or composer?

    I consider myself a musician, who appreciates the search as an interpreter, flutist, guitarist, singer, as much as the search as a composer.

    In a few moments of my life I see myself more as a composer, usually when I am experiencing the compositional process, creating arrangements and everything else. On the other hand, at other times I feel more like an interpreter, usually when I’m on tour, releasing an album, a new project. That is, in fact these two aspects are very strong in me, perhaps they have the same strength.

    How do your home state roots influence your work?

    The fact that Minas Gerais music is present in my work is inevitable. I’ve followed artists like the Uakti Group, Clube da Esquina, among others, ever since I was little. I got a lot of musical baggage by listening to good music from Minas Gerais. So naturally, there’s a lot of music from Minas in my work.

    What relationship do you establish with the work of musician Rafael Martini, who will perform the same day you will at Inhotim?

    Rafael is a complete musician, a pianist and one of the leading composers and arrangers in Minas Gerais, representing the new generation of musicians. I met Rafael in 2008 and, at that time, his work with the “Quebra Pedra” group started to influence me a lot in terms of music. Today I consider him one of my best friends and one of my greatest musical partners. We have been playing together since 2010, when he invited me to perform with “Quebra Pedra”. Since then, we have played together quite often. In his album  “Motivos”, I participated in the recording and all the release shows and he took part in the recording and release shows of my “Macaxeira Fields” album. This is the second time this year we will be together on stage, performing both shows. We did this in July during the São João Del Rei Winter Festival. It will be very nice to make these two beautiful concerts in a space as special as Inhotim.

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