The curator, Julio Martins, will guide us through the exhibit through the surface of pages…and give us details about each of the pieces on display.
This exhibition gathers works by Brazilian artists who deal with the poetic dimensions of the page, in terms of scale of reading and affection and the formal space where the contents and senses are projected. It seems hard to imagine, but pages have preserved most of the stories that we know and manifold information that brings us closer to the world and to our experiences, like a child holding a world map and having access to the Earth’s dimensions in their tiny hands. Pages indeed have the capacity to hold different space-times in themselves and to make them inhabitable to the reader’s perception The interwoven texts and images are disposed through the surface of the pages and can configure poems, scientific theses, notes, love letters, diary confessions, dictionary entries, musical notations, maps, calendars, and reports; in short, diverse intensities of the language are supported by the pages. However, the artists’ investments in this support go beyond the page’s function, amplifying and making a page’s material and symbolic attributes relevant.
Lunch will be served. This exhibition is made possible by the generous support of the Brazilian Government, the Consulate-General of Brazil in Boston and the Brillembourg, Brodsky and Lemann Endowment Funds.
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