Dissident Practices, on view April 19-June 16, 2023, at Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, explores how Brazilian women artists respond to social change – from the military dictatorship in the mid-1960s to the return to democracy in the mid-1980s, the social changes of the 2000s, the rise of the far Right in the late-2010s, and the recent development of a more diverse younger generation fighting for gender equality and LGBTQI+ rights.
Among the highlights of the exhibition is Renta Felinto’s video performance White Face and Blonde Hair (2012), in which she dresses as a white executive and walks through São Paulo’s upscale Jardins neighborhood, browsing at high-end boutiques.
Curated by Claudia Calirman, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Art and Music at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the exhibition presents more than 30 works, including sculpture, video, and photography by 11 prominent and emerging Brazilian artists.
Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery
860 11th Avenue (at 59th street)
New York/NY, United States.
Hours: Monday to Friday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.