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  • Setembro, 01. 2014

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    Naná Vasconcelos in Brumadinho

    Naná Vasconcelos in Brumadinho

    “The body is the best tool, the rest is a consequence of it”.That is how musician Naná Vasconcelos, one of the greatest percussionists in the world, opened his percussion workshop in the former-slave community of Marinhos, district of Brumadinho, which took place on 08/30. In the afternoon, children and youths taking part in Inhotim’s percussion musical initiation project could talk to the artist and find out new ways to make music.

    First, the rhythm was marked with the feet. Then, Naná encouraged them all to use their hands, and, finally, their voices. No traditional musical instruments were used.This composition of movements and sounds allowed participants to become aware of their own bodies, as well as to work on respiratory awareness and on the sense of group. Even though the gestures were simple, they carry the strength of Afro-Brazilian musicality, which is a striking feature of the former-slave culture, and are essential to preserve this culture. “Here, in the community, we are born with music being part of us.It is a gift that is passed on generation after generation by the Congado and Mozambique Guards”, says 14-year old Rhayane Estefanie Alves, who took part in the workshop and participates in Inhotim’s percussion project..

    Rhayane Estefanie Alves, integrante do projeto de percussão do Inhotim. Foto: Rossana Magri

    Rhayane Estefanie Alves, participant of Inhotim’s percussion project. Photo: Rossana Magri

    No domingo, Naná Vasconcelos abriu a programação de grandes shows do Inhotim em Cena. Acompanhado do multi-instrumentista Lui Coimbra, o percussionista levou o berimbau da capoeira para o centro do palco, nos jardins do Instituto. Em uma mistura de brasilidade e som erudito, planejamento e improvisação, os artistas criaram um repertório singular que emocionou o público. “Percussão é símbolo de vida. Se não tiver percussão, quer dizer, se o coração não bater, não tem vida”, define Naná.

    Naná Vasconcelos fez show nos jardins do Inhotim no domingo, como parte da programação do Inhotim em Cena. Foto: Daniela Paoliello.

    Naná Vasconcelos performed in the gardens of Inhotim on Sunday.  Photo: Daniela Paoliello.

    Inhotim em Cena 2014 is supported by the Federal Act for Cultural Incentive, Ministry of Culture. It is brought to you by Pirelli, sponsored by Correios and supported by Saritur. Be sure to check out the upcoming shows of Inhotim em Cena! Click here and see the program.

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    Agosto, 20. 2014

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    New exhibitions at Inhotim

    As of September 4, those visiting Inhotim will be able to see several new artworks. Artists from Eastern Europe, Asia and the United States propose a new look towards contemporary art production.

    According to Rodrigo Moura, art and cultural program director for the Institute, in the past 10 years interest for art from Latin America and other regions outside hegemonic production centers has increased worldwide. “This movement is very much related to a perspective of narrative decentralization. Considering this context, we understand that the role of a space such as Inhotim is not only to collect renowned names, but also to introduce others, less known here”, he says.

    A new permanent gallery, the eighteenth in the Institute, will be dedicated to North-American painter Carroll Dunham. This gallery will shelter a series of paintings entitled Garden (2008), which comprises five works that reflect the artist’s impressions about Inhotim.

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    One of the paintings in the “Garden” series (2008), by Carroll Dunham. Courtesy of Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels. Photo: David Regen

    Galeria Lago, one of the four spaces that hold temporary exhibits at Inhotim, will receive works by three different artists. Romanian Geta Br?tescu, considered a type of Eastern Europe Louise Bourgeois, will have a major individual display of her production, with works made between 1986 and 2013 and entitled The garden and other myths.

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    “Medea Hypostases III” (1980), by Geta Br?tescu. Courtesy of the artist and Ivan Gallery, Romania. Photo: Stefan Sava

    Dominik Lang, from the Czech Republic, presents Sleeping City (2011), an installation composed of bronze sculptures created by the artist’s father. Amid iron and wooden sculptures, the pieces acquire new meanings.

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    “Sleeping City” (2011), by Dominik Lang. Photo: Ondrej Polak

    Filipino artist David Medalla will present the work Cloud-Gates (1965/2013) from the Bubble Machines series – kinetic sculpture formed by foam and first created by the artist in the 1960s.

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    “Cloud-Gates Bubble Machine” (1963-2013), by David Medalla. Courtesy of Baró Galeria. PR Photo

    To celebrate the opening of new projects, musicians Jards Macalé and Jorge Mautner will be on the Inhotim em Cena stage for a special performance. Musical partners and longtime friends, the two artists will replay Brazilian popular music hits and promise to surprise the audience. The concert starts at 3 p.m., near the Magic Square.

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    Agosto, 12. 2014

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    Contemporary dance in the gardens

    Contemporary dance in the gardens

    In 2013, Cia. de Dança Palácio das Artes occupied Inhotim performing Se eu pudesse entrar na sua vida [If I could get into your life]. The experience was so successful that in 2014 Inhotim renewed the partnership with the company, this time to create a performance directly related to the Institute’s collections. This is how Gestos Ordinários / Coleção CDPA [Ordinary Gestures] came to pass, the first choreography commissioned by Inhotim, which will be presented August 15, 16 and 17, at 2:30 p.m. in the park’s gardens.

    An essential point of the creative work for the intervention was to think whether it would be possible to build a choreography based on the movements people make in their everyday lives, such as sitting, kissing or hugging. “An action, such as raising your arms, done in different ways is not the same action”, reflects choreographer Dani Lima, director of the project, carried out in partnership with Cia. de Dança Palácio das Artes. The result of the group’s investigations was an inventory of gestures that dialog with ideas present in all museums, such as collectionism, cataloguing and memory, and can be taken to other spaces other than Inhotim.

    Feel like watching Gestos Ordinários | Coleção CDPA? Then purchase your ticket to Inhotim here. The show is free for visitors and is part of Inhotim em Cena 2014 program, presented by  Pirelli, sponsored by Correios with the support of Saritur.

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    Julho, 12. 2014

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    Inhotim Lab travels to New York

    Inhotim Lab travels to New York

    The Institute’s oldest educational project, Inhotim Lab, is packed and ready to visit one of the most vibrant cities in the world. As part of the activities in the program, nine students will be travelling to New York this coming Thursday, July 17, to take part in an observation and learning experience which includes visits to museums, cultural spaces, event venues and artist studios. “Inhotim is a space that proposes international dialogs through its collections. We have works of art and botanical species from several parts of the world. At Inhotim Lab, we also seek this kind of exchange. Visiting new places and getting to know new people broaden horizons and help us understand our own place in the world, leading to empowerment”, says Maria Eugênia Salcedo, transversal education manager for Inhotim.

    One of the high points of the group’s agenda is a street party organized by the New Museum, exclusively dedicated to contemporary art. The program for the event, entitled New Museum Block Party, includes free performances and workshops intended for children and adults and inspired by the exhibits on display at the institution. Youngsters taking part in the museum’s educational projects are in charge of part of the program for the Block Party. The idea is that this experience allows Inhotim Lab participants to lead the organization of a festival in Brumadinho in November, proposing a new relationship with the spaces in the city.

    Fourteen-year-old Millene Raissa Paraguai is a student at the Maria Solano Menezes Diniz Municipal School, in the district of Tejuco. She is looking forward to boarding on a plane for the first time. “This is an experience I will remember forever. I am very happy to take part in Inhotim Lab. When I visit the park now, I have a different look towards art and also towards life itself”, reveals the teenager. With regard to the party, she says she wants to pay attention to every little detail and see what ideas can be used in their event in November. “Each place has its own reality, whatever works there might not work here”, she says.

    Inhotim Lab is an art-oriented educational program aimed at 12 to 16-year-old students in the public school network in Brumadinho. By conducting research and experimentations, participants develop a critical and reflexive eye not only towards the art world, but also in relation to the context in which they live, becoming active agents in their communities. About 200 youngsters have taken part in Inhotim Lab since the program started back in 2007. Besides New York, the project has taken the students to London and Buenos Aires.

    Are you curious to learn more about this journey? During the trip, Inhotim’s Blog will post testimonials and reports of participants and educators who are going to New York. Make sure you check it out!

    If you wish to help the Institute carry out projects such as this one, click here and become a Friend of Inhotim.

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    Julho, 10. 2014

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    Award-winning architecture

    Award-winning architecture

    In addition to works of art and gardens that draw attention worldwide, Inhotim has also been consolidating itself as a showcase of Brazilian contemporary architecture. Proof of this is that the Burle Marx Educational and Cultural Center, where the work Narcissus Garden Inhotim (2009) by artist Yayoi Kusama is installed, was nominated for the 1st Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize, granted by the Illinois Institute of Technology, in the United States. Among the 225 projects chosen, 36 stood out in the “exceptional” category, including the Institute’s building, which was joined by important names in architecture in the Americas, such as Herzog & Meuron, Gehry Partners and Steven Holl Architects.

    This is not the first time the building is nominated for an award. Created to Inhotim by the Minas Gerais-based office Arquitetos Associados and inaugurated in 2009, the Burle Marx Educational and Cultural Center won in the “Institutional Buildings” category of the 3rd Best of Architecture, granted by the Arquitetura & Construção magazine (Editora Abril), nominated for the 9th Young Architects 2009, granted by IAB SP; nominated for the 12th IAB MG Architecture Award in 2010, among others.

    Essentially a space for work and knowledge, the Burle Marx Educational and Cultural Center houses the Institute’s educational programs, oriented towards Art and Education and Environmental Education. With 1,704 m2, the building houses a library and studios where workshops take place, in addition to Inhotim Theater, with 214 seats, and Café do Teatro, a great place to have a espresso and try a great pão de queijo (cheese puff).

    On top of the building lies a version of one of the most emblematic works by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.Originally shown in the 33rd Venice Biennial, in an off-record participation of the artist in the event, Narcissus Garden Inhotim gathers 500 stainless iron spheres that float on a water mirror on the roof. Wind and other external factors create new forms in the installation, which reflects visitors, the sky, the water and the surrounding vegetation, creating, in the words of Kusama, “a kinetic carpet”.

    What about you? Have you already been to the building and seen this work?Tell us about your experience and comment below.

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