Quilombo: Life, Problems and Aspirations of Black People
Inhotim Museum – Lago Gallery
From November 19, 2022 to July 16, 2023
The exhibition has as its starting point the newspaper Quilombo: Life, Problems and Aspirations of the Black People, edited by Teatro Experimental do Negro (TEN) Black People Experimental Theater between 1948 and 1950. TEN was a Brazilian theater company, founded by Abdias do Nascimento, which operated between 1944 and 1961. Between 1952 and 1953 the group had a program of the same name on the famous Tupi TV broadcast, featuring tele-theaters.
With a direct allusion to the name of the newspaper, the exhibition, on display at Galeria Lago, is divided into five sections: (1) New Power: Reformulating an Avant-garde, (2) Public Lives, (3) Black Life and Aspirations, (4) They Speak and (5) Rewriting History: Construction and Affirmation of Identity. All sections establish a dialogue with themes present in the Quilombo such as issues of representation and identity of the black figure in the society of the time, and relates them to the contemporary production of Brazilian artists of our times.
The collective show features works by artists: Aline Motta, Ana Elisa Gonçalves, Antonio Obá, Arjan Martins, Desali, Elian Almeida, Erica Malunguinho, Eustáquio Neves, Gustavo Nazareno, Januário Gárcia, Juliana dos Santos, Kika Carvalho, Larissa de Souza, Lita Cerqueira , Moisés Patrício, Mulambö, Nacional Trovoa, No Martins, O Bastardo, Panmela Castro, Paulo Nazareth, Pedro Neves, Peter de Brito, Rafael Bqueer, Robinho Santana, Ros4 Luz, Rosana Paulino, Sidney Amaral, Silvana Mendes, Tiago Sant’Ana , Wallace Pato, Yhuri Cruz and Zéh Palito.