Neba gallery presents Felipe Barbosa exhibition about art and sport

Leisure option, the free exhibition "Functional Art" of artist Felipe Barbosa's playing up 17 Neba September Gallery. The space is in the historic centre of Rio de Janeiro, behind the CCBB and well within a mile of Shore Mayor Luiz Paulo Conde. The shows the atmosphere that converses with the city of Rio de Janeiro lives since the start of the Olympics Rio 2016 and continuing with the Special Olympics.


This show has featured the relationship art/Sport – As both fall on human nature performing as essential to her. The artist seeks to draw this parallel, where sports and art, will over time looking for elements that challenge the man to overcome his limits. In as both a as another activity has been supported in technology for this search. The show finally, questioning the function of art as both of the sport in this quest for the future.

Felipe Barbosa explains: “the objects you choose are not arranged randomly. Is super important to so that they will take from the function that they have. Another aspect is that the word “functional” has been incorporated for sport and I was thinking how I could incorporate it art. Reflect the relationship of the functioning of the body, the chosen objects and art. And the big question is what is the function of these elements”.

For the exhibition the artist has selected seven unpublished works built over the last two years, all using sports materials.

Among the works that will be presented, stand out: Swing 2016 (work composed by 24 golf clubs in rotation) where the movement of the golf clubs repeats the movement that the player makes the shot. In this case the player's own viewer of the work.

And installation "Turning Point” 2015-2016, that will occupy the entire ground floor of the Gallery, creating a kind of vortex with about of 80 tennis rackets emulating motion of a play. In this work the viewer's movement is crucial for your perusal. This work has the support of trademark Head rackets.

In "Olympics in the tropics 2016", five tracks of Judo connected form the symbol of the games with a Double Entendre.

The exhibition has free admission and is playing up 17 September. Those interested can visit the Gallery from Tuesday to Friday, from 11:00 to 7:00 pm, and on Saturdays, from 11:00 to 6:00 pm. The gallery will not work in days 05 of August and 07 September.

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About the artist

Felipe Barbosa has been using sports material in his works about 10 years, Since footballs, Basketball, cleats, shirts, until his most recent work with tennis rackets and golf clubs. His works have already participated in exhibitions in various places in the world, including an exhibition still on display at the Olympic Museum of Lausanne – Switzerland.

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With a background in painting and has a master's degree in Visual Languages the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro with the dissertation: The experience of public art 2003/2004, Felipe Already exhibited in Boston, Cuba, New York, Miami, Argentina, Germany, Lisboa, Spain, among others. His works are present in the Gilberto Chateaubriand collection, Museum of Modern Art – Rio de Janeiro, Foundation Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Museum of modern art Aluísio Magalhães (MAMAM) -Recife and João Satamini at the Museum of contemporary art-Niterói.

In this text of Fernando Cocchiarale you can learn more about the work of the artist


Exhibition: "Functional Art", of Felipe Barbosa.
Local: Neba Gallery – Rua do Rosario, 38, Center, Rio de Janeiro (next to the CCBB and the Cultural Centre Post Office).
By 17 September, from Tuesday to Friday, from 11:00 to 7:00 pm, and on Saturdays, from 11:00 to 6:00 pm. The gallery will not work in days 05 of August and 07 September.
Free entry.

Phone: (21) 2253-0923



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