The Pinacoteca of São Paulo and the Secretary of State for Culture present, from 19 of May of 2018, the collective exhibition Minimum, multiple, common on the second floor of the building of the Station Pina. The exhibition brings together over a hundred works by six artists from different generations and cultural circles: Amadeo Lorenzato (1900-1995), Chen Kong Fang (1931-2012), Eleonore Koch (1926), Marina Rheingantz (1983), Patricia Leite (1955) and Vânia Mignone (1967).
The exhibition, curated by José Augusto Ribeiro, curator of the Pinacoteca, presents works characterized by simple, flat and synthetic figurations, sometimes bordering on abstraction. These images reproduce, in general, scenes of solitude - by the isolation of beings and objects or empty spaces, without human presence. The set, produced from 1960, comprises almost seven decades of pictorial production in Brazil, from the time of the first exhibitions of Koch, Fang and Lorenzato - whose productions were confused with variations of "primitivism" - until today, at which time circuit of contemporary art values and welcomes, without mediations, works of artists previously considered "popular" and "naive".
"Many of these works continue to be labeled 'naive', or 'popular', especially by stretched space constructions, parallel to the two-dimensional plane of the support, without the use of perspective; by the figures summarized to the essential of the representation and often asymmetrical and by the compositions decentered and with tense equilibria. Aspects that describe the fundamental qualities of modern painting since the end of the 19th century, and which are present, quite differently, in relevant works by artists in activity in the last 20 years, "comments José Augusto Ribeiro.
The works that make up the show belong to more than 60 public and private collections of São Paulo and Belo Horizonte. Of these, seven are under the custody of the Pinacoteca, with six of its collections (four works by Lorenzato, a series of paintings on woodcuts by Vânia Mignone and the unpublished "Gruta" by Patricia Leite, recently incorporated into the collection, through donated by Iguatemi São Paulo), and a painting that integrates the Nemirovsky Collection, a long-term loan for the institution since 2006.
Minimum, multiple, common gathers about twenty works of each artist that composes it, selection realized with the objective of forming a representative and comprehensive panorama of these trajectories. This is the first time that a public institution in São Paulo presents such a significant set of works by Amadeo Lorenzato - an artist who, in life, held exhibitions only in Belo Horizonte, owned admirers like the artist Amílcar de Castro and today is recognized nationally and internationally. It is also the first time that major groups of works by Chen Kong Fang (dated from 1994) and Eleonore Koch (from 2009) are presented to the public.
Also included are the unpublished works of Brazilian artists in activity, such as Vânia Mignone, who participates in the 33 Biennial of São Paulo, and others who have stood out in the international circuit, such as Patricia Leite, who recently won a show in Brussels, Belgium, and Marina Rheingantz, who currently holds individual exhibitions in New York.
Until 17 in September
From Wednesday to Monday, from 10h to 17h30 (staying up to 18h)