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Artwork by Esther Bonder. Photo: Disclosure.
Artwork by Esther Bonder. Photo: Disclosure.

Esther Bonder presents 'Quietudes' exhibition

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Esther Bonder presents 'Quietudes' exhibition

Exhibition curated by Fernando Cocchiarale and Patricia Tuscan made no Midrash Cultural Center opens in virtual version

A moment to relieve tension and produce calm. This is how the “Quietudes” exhibition can be defined, exhibition by artist and landscape artist Esther Bonder. The exhibition curated by Fernando Cocchiarale and Patricia Toscano, brings together more than 20 paintings whose work was born from the friction between the artist's gaze and the planar visual medium of the canvas, build detailed pictorial reinterpretations of natural and urban landscapes as a result of their most recent artistic research.

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The excess of information bombed daily served as a source of inspiration for the artist in the construction of “Quietudes”. “The asphyxiation caused by globalization immobilizes people and, and often, few can stop and breathe, reflect and have moments of introspection. The exhibition exactly reinforces the importance of this calm, that can be achieved by contemplating nature, for example ", Esther explains.

Segundo Fernando Cocchiarale, one of the exhibition's curators, Esther's landscapes can be referred to the work of Roberto Burle Marx, painter and landscaper with whom Esther lived and worked. “The artist's knowledge and appreciation for the botanical world exude from these works. His painting is almost a cult of intact nature. A paradoxical search for existential purity through the meticulous pictorial re-reading that guides each exhibited work ”, the firm.

Exposure that needed to be delayed due to pandemic, now has a virtual version that allows interactivity and access to information about the works, and can be accessed through the link .artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/.exibition/2144312/quietudes?t=, through the artist's Instagram (@estherbonder) or by face-to-face visit with prior scheduling with a limit of up to three, respecting social distance, wearing masks and following all COVID-19 safety recommendations.

Whoever wants to know and understand a little more about Esther Bonder's creative process and artistic production can follow the conversation about the exhibition, which will be streamed on Instagram from the Midrash Cultural Center (@midrashcultural), on 1 September 2020, a partir the 19h.

About the Artist

Esther Bonder was born in 1963 is carioca, landscape architect and florist who lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. Graduated in Architecture and Urbanism at USU always worked with landscaping and floral arrangements. Always dedicated to plastic arts, drawing and painting, having nature as their theme.

During college USU, in the years 80 took classes with Lygia Pape, Molica and Lauro Cavalcante, studied with Ivan Serpa – MAM, Fayga Ostrower, Lena Bergstein, Lilia Sampaio, Katie Van Scherpenberg, Charles Watson, Fernando Cocchiarale and Anna Bella Geiger.

Circulates between dirt and paints with a lot of intimacy. Painting in acrylic on canvas with the theme of nature and landscape.

In architecture and landscaping he worked alongside Roberto Burle Marx de 1981 to 1983. Developed projects with Antônio Bernardo for Jardim Botânico do RJ, participating in architectural works, as well as the structure of the collection. Implanted the Garden of the Pontal Museum for Jaques Van de Beuque, collection creator. Participated in the Itaipu Ecomuseum project with Fernando Chacel. Conducted floral branding for Hotels: Fasano since 1997, Hilton Barra from 2015, Emiliano 2017 and Copacabana Palace of 2016 to 2018. Signed the landscaping of the malls: Fashion Mall 1998 to 2018, Island – MA, Mestre Alvaro – ES, Costa Beach – ES, Moxuara – ES and Dutra-RJ.

In the fine arts, participated in the collective exhibition INTERSECTIONS POÉTICAS in September 2019 at Pier Mauá, curated by Fernando Cocchiarale and Patricia Toscano and special participation by Anna Bella Geiger, as a guest artist.

About the curators

Fernando Cocchiarale

Art critic, curator and professor of philosophy of art in the Department of philosophy at PUC-RJ (since 1978) and the specialization course in art history and architecture in Brazil, from the same university between 1983 and 2005. He is also a professor at the School of Visual Arts at Parque Lage. Author, com Anna Bella Geiger, of the book Geometric and Informal Abstractionism (Funarte) and hundreds of articles, texts and book reviews published in books, catalogs, newspapers and magazines in Brazil and abroad art.

Service
Esther's "Quietudes" Bonder
Curated By: Fernando Cocchiarale and Patricia Toscano
Date: From 1 September to 30 th November of 2020
Virtual Exhibition: .artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/.exibition/2144312/quietudes?t=
Instagram Artist: @estherbonder
Instagram Midrash: @midrashcultural
WebSite: www.midrash.org.br
Local: Midrash Centro Cultural
Address: General Venâncio Flores Street, 184 – Leblon | Rio de Janeiro - RJ
Contacts for scheduling visits: (21) 995403040
Or via email: estherbonder@gmail.com

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