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  • Maio, 15. 2014

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    Leitura: 3 min

    Marilá Dardot and Work

    Marilá Dardot and Work

    “During the Pampulha Scholarship program, Sara Ramo, Matheus Rocha Pitta and I, and, later, Rodrigo Matheus used to live together at Rua Apodi, 69.   It was July or August 2003 and finally Cinthia Marcelle and I were in Belo Horizonte at the same time during the trumpet tree blooming.  It was our chance to make Irmãs (Sisters), a work we had thought about a long time before and were waiting for the opportunity to make happen.  Matheus was traveling during those days. It was Sunday, and Sara, Rodrigo and I sat down to make the flowers that would be used to color the ground under the trumpet trees whose colors would be switched.  Rodrigo wanted to test a safety camera for his work, and because of that we positioned it in front of the sofa.  In the middle of the process, we began to reflect on the nature of our work, and I remembered some panels with old didactic writings I had bought at the Exchange-it flea market in Rio, when I worked with Rosângela Rennó.  WE ARE USEFUL. USEFUL.  WE WORK. WE NEED IT TO LIVE.  That is how Selvagens Nocivos (Harmful Savages) came about, together with its first video, A cada dia (Each Day).”

    Marilá Dardot on her relationship with the word work.

    Born in Belo Horizonte, the artist is one of the participants in the Space, Work and History Seminar, which will take place on May 23 and 24 at Museu Histórico Abílio Barreto.  It is a free event that is part of the activities on the 2014 Inhotim Escola program. Check out the detailed program for the event here.

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    Maio, 08. 2014

    Inhotim press room


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    Leitura: 2 min

    Marcius Galan and Space

    Marcius Galan and Space

    “Space is a recurring subject in my work and it is dealt with in very distinct ways.  I propose exercises that range from installations, in which the spectator’s perception is tested and the idea of accuracy in space representations is often destroyed (maps, blueprints, etc.), to even trivial relations with everyday spaces being filled bureaucratically. These are different levels of activity, yet treated with the same intensity.”

    Marcius Galan on how he relates to the word space.

    With two of his works on display at Inhotim, the artist is one of the participants in the Space, Work and History Seminar.  The event will take place on May 23 and 24, at Museu Histórico Abílio Barreto and admission is free of charge.  Check out the detailed program here

    Watch the following videos and learn a bit more about Marcius Galan and his work:

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    Abril, 30. 2014

    Inhotim press room


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    Leitura: 8 min

    Space, Work and History Seminar

    Discuss contemporary issues and their connection to Inhotim’s universe.  This is the proposal of the Space, Work and History Seminar, help by Inhotim Escola on May 23 and 24, in Belo Horizonte.  During the event, three panels will gather artists, thinkers and three important names in the Institute’s collection:  Adriana Varejão, Marilá Dardot and Marcius Galan.

    “Our idea is to promote a creative space to discuss some issues that seem to be key in contemporary art as well as in the work carried out at Inhotim, which are also important for our time in general.  The focus of the seminar is not academic or strictly theoretical. We intend to bring subjective, sensitive approaches, together with criticism based on the work and actions of each one”, explain curator Júlia Rebouças, in charge of the program.

    Each panel will be composed of three guests: one theorist, one artist whose work is present in the Institute’s collection and one artist of a different discipline. Curator Júlia Rebouças and Inhotim’s art and cultural program director Rodrigo Moura will mediate the discussions.  The event will follow the Nature, Time and Poetry seminar held in the launching of Inhotim Escola in 2013. Check out the detailed program:

    Space Panel

    May 23, 7:30 PM

    Mediator: Júlia Rebouças

    Guests:

    Marcius Galan is majored in Art Education at FAAP and took part in residence programs at Cité des Arts, in Paris, and at the Art Institute of Chicago. He won the 2012 PIPA award, which took him to the Gasworks Residence Program.  Two of his works are on display at Inhotim:  Seção Diagonal (2008) and Imóvel/Instável (2011), which establish dialogs about sculpture, illusion and space perception.

    Seção Diagonal

    “Seção Diagonal” (2008), by Marcius Galan, in exhibition at Galeria Mata. Photo: Pedro Motta

    Fernando de Mello Franco is a professor and took his Ph.D. in Architecture at USP (Universidade de São Paulo).  He was part of the curators committee responsible for Rotterdam and Venice biennials and is currently the Secretary of Human Development for the municipality of São Paulo. In this panel, he will talk about the city as an urban space and its challenges.

    Grace Passô is an actress, director and playwright. In 2004, she was one of the founders of Grupo Espanca!, from the state of Minas Gerais. She currently directs the play “O Contrato”, with Grupo 3’s actresses Yara de Novaes and Débora Falabellla. In the  Seminar, Grace will talk about the body in relation to space and its place on stage.

    Work Panel

    May 24, 10:30 AM

    Mediator: Rodrigo Moura

    Guests:

    Marilá Dardot was born in the state of Minas Gerais, in Belo Horizonte.  She is majored in Social Communications at UFMG, and took her M.A. in Visual Languages at the UFRJ School of Fine Arts.  A Origem da Obra de Arte (2002), permanently on display at Inhotim, proposes a reflection on the construction of works of art. At Inhotim Escola, the artist addresses these and other issues related to her work, such as techniques and tools used to create it.

    "A Origem da Obra de Arte" (2002), de Marilá Dardot. Foto: Pedro Motta

    “A Origem da Obra de Arte” (2002), by Marilá Dardot. Photo: Pedro Motta

    Peter Pál Pelbart is a philosopher, essayist and professor.  He was born in Budapest, Hungary, but lives in São Paulo, where he coordinates Companhia Teatral Ueinzz, formed by psychiatric patients from A Casa, a partial hospitalization facility.  Interested in studying the work of Gilles Deleuze, he helps discuss work’s role in society.

    Francisco Alvim is a poet and diplomat. Influenced by his sister, poet Maria Ângela Alvim, he stated writing when he was still a teenager. Sol dos Cegos, his first book, was released in 1968. After spending some time in Paris working for Unesco, Alvim returned to Brazil and joined the Frenesi literary group, which was active in mimeographed poetry in the 1970. In this event, he will talk about the work of a writer and the craft of writing.

    History Panel

    May 24, 2:30 PM

    Mediator: Júlia Rebouças

    Guests:

    Adriana Varejão was born in Rio de Janeiro and chose painting as the main support for her production.  Her first exhibit was in 1988 at Galeria Thomas Cohn, in Rio de Janeiro.  In her works on display at Inhotim, you can track the diversity of interests in her work and the array of sources of research.  Through painting, sculptures and installations, the artist has discussed Brazilian history and, above all, how the Brazilian people was forged.

    "Celacanto Provoca Maremoto" (2004-2008), de Adriana Varejão. Foto: Ricardo Mallaco

    “Celacanto Provoca Maremoto” (2004-2008), by Adriana Varejão. Photo: Ricardo Mallaco

    Norma Côrtes is a historian majored at PUC Rio, with a post-doctorate in Culture History by USP.  She is a professor at UFRJ and works with Social and Cultural History, investigating, among others, the way historical phenomena are comprehended.  In this panel, she will help establish the counterpoint between hegemonic and marginalized narratives of past happenings.  

    Eduardo Moreira was born in Rio de Janeiro and moved to Belo Horizonte at age 13.  Playwright and founder of Grupo Galpão, he has also taken part in all of the group’s plays as an actor.  In cinema, he has acted in national productions such as O ano que meus Pais saíram de férias (2006) and  Bastismo de Sangue (2007). At Inhotim Escola, he talks about history as a “story” and its fictional narratives.

     Plan Ahead!

    Inhotim School presents the Seminary Space, Work and History.

    Date and time: May 23, panel at 7:30 PM; May 24, panels at 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM

    Location:  Museu Histórico Abílio Barreto Auditorium – Avenida Prudente de Morais, 202 – Cidade Jardim

    Admission Fee:  Free, by order of arrival. Capacity: 100 seats.

     Update: The panel “History”, that was supposed to happen on 24th in the afternoon has been canceled and will be rescheduled soon. 

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    Abril, 25. 2014

    Feldmann, Fábio

    Consultor e especialista em legislação ambiental


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    Leitura: 2 min

    Fighting wastefulness

    Fighting wastefulness

    Only since the late 1980s the environmental issue has become a global concern. Certainly, nowadays any citizen takes notice of environmental problems.  In Beijing, air pollution requires changes. In California, severe drought calls for measures such as water rationing. In New York, efforts are made to adapt city life to climate changes and to recover from the impacts of hurricane Sandy.

    What about Brazil? The population in the northeastern region suffers the effects of prolonged drought, relying on water distribution by tanker trucks. In São Paulo, in addition to unbearable heat, water rationing has been implemented in some regions in the metropolitan area. So far, no news.  But the reflection I make concerns whether we have actually reached a point in which we understand our own vulnerability regarding the environment.

    Less than a decade ago, we faced a severe blackout, which required society to significantly reduce power consumption and obtained extremely positive results.  It is a fact that these efforts have faded with time, due to lack of guidance by the public power.  

    We must take advantage of these crises to demand an effective fight against wastefulness.  Efficient equipment and appliances, architecture and engineering that promote water reuse.  We need to create a mentality that reducing our vulnerabilities – which become evident during water and power crises in Brazil – depends on an extreme shift in the way we enjoy our natural resources.

    This coming Tuesday, April 29, consultant Fábio Feldmann will take part in Inhotim Escola and talk to the public about more sustainable lifestyles.

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    Abril, 11. 2014

    Rocha, Fernando

    Músico, professor e curador do Ciclo de Música Contemporânea do Inhotim


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    Leitura: 3 min

    2014 Contemporary Music Series

    2014 Contemporary Music Series

    In the 1980s, Belo Horizonte was one of the most important contemporary music hubs in Brazil.  Several events, always very popular with the public, were held by Fundação de Educação Artística at Palácio das Artes This faded as time went by, but I´ve always believed that era could be revived.  

    In 2009, I started a contemporary music group named Somente 21 in Belo Horizonte. We made several performances in the city and I ended up getting to know Rodrigo Moura, Inhotim’s curator.  From then on, we have developed the Contemporary Music Series, an event aimed at rescuing that movement that happened in the 80s, in complete harmony with the Institute’s proposal.  

    Contemporary music is closely related to experimentation.  It comes from the tradition of concerts, of the classic, but it is based on the search for new languages.  It is a process whose pure concept involves the investigation of tones and sounds. Everything which produces a sound can be used to make music.  And the possibility to take all this to Inhotim is very interesting, since it is a space for innovation, reflection and transformation.

    Since the first series in 2012 up to today, there have been eight concerts, which featured the work of composers who are essential to contemporary music.  The Contemporary Music Series has gown this year, with four concerts, several musicians from Minas Gerais and also from other countries and intense interaction to improvise and create new pieces or instruments.  

    The program starts on Sunday, April 13, with a performance by pianist Xenia Pestova.  Shadow Piano, her first solo album recently launched in Europe, brings pieces played in toy pianos, which create a playful atmosphere rocked by the metallic sound typical of this instrument.  The event takes place at Teatro de Arena at Inhotim, at 1 PM.  

    The year of 2014 will be filled with experimentation, diverse sounds and great music.

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