The group exhibition at Pivô, curated by Yina Jiménez Suriel, presents works by Brazilian and other Latin American artists from the KADIST collection that reflect on human perceptual systems and ways to expand them through aesthetic thinking.
View of the exhibition “from underwater mountains fire makes islands”, Pivô, 2022. Photo: Everton Ballardin
Július Koller, Demonstrative Cultural Situation 1.2 (UFO), 1989, Photographs, Courtesy of the artist, KADIST collection. Photo: Everton Ballardin
from underwater mountains fire makes islands investigates aesthetic tools created by communities of people around the world who have thought and desired freedom from outside of the Western imagination. The exhibition is part of a curatorial research project that Yina Jiménez Suriel began in 2019, around the expansion of human subjectivities that contributes to the creation of new and different imaginaries. The exhibition aims to identify the ways in which contemporary aesthetic tools and artistic practices can materialize into “islands”, where people can live out new forms of relations with all living beings that inhabit the planet.
Artists: António Ole, Arquivo Mangue, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, biarittzzz, Caullen Smith, Dalissa Montes De Oca, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Duto Hardono, Elena Damiani, Gilson Plano, Jes Fan, Julius Koller, Juno B + Jonas Van, Karthik Pandian, Kiran Subbaiah, Laryssa Machada, LeoRD, loren Minzú, Madeline Jiménez Santil, Nadia Huggins, Nicholas Mangan, Noara Quintana, Taloi Havini, Thaís Espaillat Ureña, Vanessa da Silva.
Authors: Marta Aponte Alsina, Yásnaya Aguilar, Félix Servio Ducoudray, Suely Rolnik, Olivier Marboeuf, Marilia Loureiro, Yina Jiménez Suriel
from underwater mountains fire makes islands
On view until November 6, 2022
Av. Ipiranga, 200/54.
São Paulo/SP, Brazil
Open to the public Wed–Sun, from 1–7 pm.
Translation: Zoë Perry
Jes Fan, Diagram XI, 2020, Resin, selenium glass, pigment, 30.5 x 50.8 x 48.3 cm. Courtesy of the artist, KADIST collection. Photo: Everton Ballardin
Taloi Havini, Beronana (Shell money) I, 2015, Soil, transparent enamel, steel wire, variable dimensions. Courtesy of the artist, KADIST collection. Photo: Everton Ballardin
Front: Vanessa da Silva, Muamba Grove #series 3_5, 2020, sculpture [Polystyrene, fiberglass, acrylic putty]/Happening. Background: Noara Quintana, Delírio de vazante, 2022, ceramic, high-density rubber, paperclay, wood and metal. Photo: Everton Ballardin