Ivan Serpa Exhibition: the concrete expression, wins a complete online tour through the Google Arts app & Culture, available for Android and Ios


Closed to the public ten days after it opened due to the pandemic, the exhibition Ivan Serpa: the concrete expression, a comprehensive retrospective one of the most important masters in the history of Brazilian art, win one complete online tour through the Google Arts app & Culture, available for Android and Ios

Que tal fazer um tour pela exposição from one of the most important artists of Brazilian art without leaving home? The CCBB in partnership with the application Google Arts & Culture has just made available for Android and iOS a complete tour of the exhibition Ivan Serpa: the concrete expression, a broad retrospective of a of the most important masters in the history of our art. Just access artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/ivan-serpa-expressions-of-the-concrete/eQKipFZ7a5h9JQ

Through the application, the user can view some of the works of this important exhibition through images captured in such quality that it makes it possible to observe details previously unnoticed by the naked eye. And all this by cell phone.


Set on the first floor of CCBB-Rio since the beginning of March, the exhibition was closed to the public due to the pandemic ten days after it opened. So that the public does not stay during this period of confinement without knowing this important exhibition, CCBB and MG Produções, exhibition producer, took some actions to make this important cultural project available online. In addition to the application Google Arts & Culture, CCBB also made available on its Youtube Channel of Banco do Brasil youtu.be/TWqkw6HwtbE an exclusive guided tour by one of the curators of the show, researcher Hélio Márcio Dias Ferreira, PhD in Art History specializing in the work of Ivan Serpa.

Ivan Serpa: the concrete expression is a complete retrospective on the life and legacy of the carioca artist, reference in the history of modern and contemporary Brazilian art. Features more than 200 works, the various stages of the artist who died prematurely (Rio de Janeiro, 1923/1973), but left works that span a wide range of trends, using various techniques, becoming a parameter for new paths in the national visual art. Through works from different collections, the show brings several phases of the painter and his aesthetic and technical multiplicity, with important paintings from the concretist period, expressionist character pieces, of the Black phase, in which the artist preferred to call it Twilight, works of the Op-erotic phases, Amazonia and Mangueira ending with the Geomantic phase, that reveal a mystical aspect of the painter.

Curated by Marcus Otter Costa and of Hélio Márcio Dias Ferreira, on show pthe artist's rich trajectory runs, exponent of Brazilian modernism through works of great relevance selected in various public and private collections and presents works from all phases, series and techniques used by the artist: concretism / bonding under pressure and heat / woman and beast / fo the aNobii (informal abstraction) / black (crepuscular) / on – erotica / anti-letra / Amazon / hose and geomantic.

The creative diversity and its expressions confirm the important role of Ivan Serpa in Brazilian modern art, the creation and leadership of the Front Group (Lygia Clark, Lygia Pape, Franz Weissmann, Abrahan Palatinik, Hélio Oiticica and Aluísio Coal), and through its project to spread and motivate new generations to the art, with their classes for children and adults at the Museum of Modern Art.

Ivan Serpa: the concrete expression summarizes the essence of the work of this artist, despite being best known for Concretismo, also ventured for freedom of expressionism, without ever losing touch with the order and structure. It is a single exposure, An artist complex, final to rekindle the memory of this labor of Brazilian art.

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Marcus Otter Costa – former director of the School of Visual Arts of Parque Lage, held among other exhibits the historical exhibition "How Will You Generation 80". In 1990 assumes the direction of curator RJ MEM. Deployed MAMAM Art Museum Modern Aloisio Magalhães, in Recife. He has held numerous exhibitions in Brazil and abroad such as Niemeyer: Invention Time and Oscar Niemeyer 100 years, and great artists like Athos, Celeida Tostes, Tomie Ohtake, Franz Kracjberg etc. as well as Gilberto Chateaubriand Collection. Invited by the government of France to join the team of curators Center Georges Pompidou and the Fondation Cartier, in Paris.

Hélio Márcio Dias Ferreira – Professor of Theater School Unirio. MA in Art History from UFRJ and PhD in Education from the UFF, with part of the studies conducted at the University Paris III - Sorbonne (France), He is the author of A History of art accessible to all and Ivan Serpa: concrete expressionist, and other art books.

About Google Arts & Culture

Launched in March 2018, the partnership between Banco do Brasil and the Google Cultural Institute allows the whole world to see, wherever you are and whenever you want, the fixed collection and temporary exhibitions of the four Banco do Brasil Cultural Centers (CCBBs).

Google Arts & Culture puts more than a thousand museums at your fingertips. It's a new and immersive way to explore art, the history and wonders of the world. The Google Arts app & Culture is free and available on the web, for iOS and Android . The Google Arts team & Culture is an innovative partner of cultural institutions. The team works with technologies that help preserve and share culture and allows curators to create engaging exhibitions online and offline, inside museums.

Ivan Serpa: the concrete expression in the application Google Arts & Culture
Available for Android and iOS – artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/ivan-serpa-expressions-of-the-concrete/eQKipFZ7a5h9JQ
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