Exhibition: Horror Vacui

Pontogor (org.)

The moraes-barbosa collection presents the exhibition Horror Vacui, organized by the artist and collection’s former fellowship holder. The exhition presents itself as an unfolding development of Pontogor’s research results in the collection’s archive, investigating the different renderings of emptiness in art.

“The desire to see is thus diverted into an invitation to act; the relations between what and how is being represented coalesce in the production of a subjectivity in making.”*
*excerpt from the text 'The Blind Viewer' by Helena Vilalta.

Possession State: notes for an aesthetic of torture 

Cris Ambrosio & Deyson Gilbert (org.)

𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢 𝘥𝘦𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘱𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯:
In a strict sense, ideological drama established in the field of conscience by the conflict of one or more entities that claim, all at once, control over the same countenance. In a dilated form, a crossroaded category: a spiritual path of beings butchered by the historical and political blades of the territories, bodies, and symbols (demonology of weights, wills and the owned). In a direct puncture: misalliance and fractured conciliation between images, things, and inclinations. In essence: the exorcism of the eyes against the sweat of the hands and the drool of the assholes.

This November, cmb will launch its new space with a showing of part of its archive and collection.

1st cycle

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For 6 months, Antônio Ewbank, Bruno Baptistelli, Erica Ferrari, Pontogor and Tom Nóbrega received a research grant to develop their work in intersection with the moraes-barbosa collection’s archive.