“Des(enho)” at Casas Riegner, Bogotá
“Des(enho)” is a group exhibition curated by Brazilian art critic, editor and curator Rodrigo Moura, featuring works by Carla Zaccagnini, Gabriel Sierra, Marcius Galan, Marilá Dardot and Nicolás Paris.
The Portuguese word desenho, meaning drawing and design, sets the stage for a truly groundbreaking exhibition that stems from the curator’s interest in the relocation of drawing in contemporary art practice. According to Moura, most of the works on view are concerned with an idea of drawing in the expanded field, from paper to video, performance, artist books, sculpture, writing, sound, and photography. Drawing is therefore considered as a field that proposes a critique of itself. As stated by Moura,“actions of transformation and erasure through drawing, take on a highly significant role in the genesis of the exhibition.” Likewise, the exhibition is a response to the astounding role played by desenho in Colombian contemporary art practice, where site specificity becomes central.
through January 27, 2012
Above – Marilá Dardot, Es único!, 2011
Marcius Galan, Círculo incompleto, 2011
Marcius Galan, Inclinação à esquerda, 2008
Carla Zaccagnini and Nicolás Robbio, Repetición, 2008
Marilá Dardot, Literatura dibujada / Grande Sertão: Veredas, 2011
Marcius Galan, Drawing a line, 2011
Carla Zaccagnini, Continentes: Ontem hoje amanhã, 2001; Continentes: Habanos, 2000; Continentes: Dominó, 2001; Continentes: Anel, 2001
Marilá Dardot, Ilha 3, 2011; Ilha 1, 2011; Ilha 7, 2011; from the series “Mapas Collage”
Nicolás Paris, Ejercicios en espera o Ejercicios para el próximo mes de febrero, 2011
Images courtesy of Casas Riegner, Bogotá