The Bargain

Khadyg Fares (org.)

Maria Theresa Alves
Denilson Baniwa
Lima Barreto
Raphael Escobar
Carmela Gross
Mona Hatoum
Kiluanji Kia Henda

Emily Jacir
Cinthia Marcelle
Graciela Gutiérrez Marx
Cameron Rowland
Guilherme Studart
Martine Syms
Oriol Vilanova

opening September 24th 2022

visits 09.24 - 12.10.22
wednesdays to fridays, from 1 pm to 7 pm
saturdays from 11 am to 5 pm

free admission

travessa dona paula, 120
são paulo - sp

The exhibition presents works whose common ground are clashes inherent to the asymmetry of forces, for agreements permeated by tension, in which images, memories, gestures and sounds are disputed. The gathered artworks and materials express power dynamics, repetitions and bargains, and bear marks of an internal and external colonialism. Agon (αγων) embraces the contradictory notions of conflict, physical clash, assembly, and celebration through struggle; from these frictions of meaning production, in the agony of negotiation, a possible space of occupation and debate emerges.

cover image:
Martine Syms, Notes on Gesture (still), 2015
Single channel video (color, sound)
10:27 minute loopCourtesy the artist and Bridget Donahue, NYC.

Photos: Ding Musa

Realização coleção moraes-barbosa [Pedro Barbosa e Patrícia Moraes] // concepção & organização: Khadyg Fares // produção executiva: Cris Ambrosio, Deyson Gilbert, Frederico Filippi, Pontogor // material gráfico: Cris Ambrosio, Pontogor // montagem: Cris Ambrosio, Deyson Gilbert, Frederico Filippi, Khadyg Fares, Pontogor // transporte: Frederico Filippi, Ivanildo José Alves // elétrica: Deyson Gilbert, Pontogor // redes sociais: Bruno Baptistelli, Erica Ferrari // recepção: Erika Silva // serviços gerais: Joseane da Silva, Celia Regina Alves Lima // agradecimentos: Ding Musa, Ilma Guideroli, Ricardo Sardenberg, Yanet Aguilera