For the Brazilian Pavilion, the artist created an immersive installation about the body in relation to popular idiomatic expressions that speak of the personal and collective weaknesses, virtues, attitudes and failures of the Brazilian people.
Exhibition view of With the heart coming out of the mouth at the 2022 Brazilian Pavilion.
The title of the project, Com o coração saindo pela boca (With Your Heart in Your Throat), takes as a point of departure a group of popular expressions that are metaphors for the body.
I see the fascination for language and for the word, looking to popular manifestations as absolute sources of cultural strength and reinvention, the idea of collection and indexing as the backbone for a system of images, the desire to navigate with ambiguity through what is intense in existence and visual metaphors.
This time, the body gains an allegorical dimension for Brazil.
Read an interview with Jonathas de Andrade here.
Jonathas de Andrade is an artist from Alagoas who works with social issues through installations, video and photography.