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“TRY THE EXPERIMENTAL”

Ivair Reinaldim and Michelle Sommer launch book with studies on art criticism in Brazil.

Sponsored by PROEX / Capes and seal by Editora Circuito, edition is free and can be downloaded from the publisher's website.

Ivair Reinaldim e Michelle Farias Sommer lançam livro digital sobre o experimental na arte brasileira. Com patrocínio PROEX/Capes e selo da Editora Circuito, the edition is free and can be downloaded from the publisher's website.

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The book “Try Experimental” nasceu de dois cursos ministrados em 2017 and 2018 no Programa de Pós-Graduação em Artes Visuais da Escola de Belas Artes da UFRJ (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro), with the Emergency Platform Extension Program of the Municipal Art Center Hélio Oiticica (CMAHO). Starting with the discussion of texts by Mário Pedrosa (1900-1981) and Hélio Oiticica (1937-1980), the courses comprised three objectives: confront the “origins” of experimental in Brazilian artistic production; develop reflections from expository studies and art criticism; and find out what's “Brazilian” in the uniqueness of experimentation.

A edição estrutura-se em duas partes. The first brings together reflections arising from the course “Try the experimental: where purity is a mi(a)to – introduction to exhibition studies and art criticism in Brazil”, since “origins” of experimental in Brazilian art of the years 1960 and 1970 until speculation about a possible experimental after, focusing on the addresses of this production, expository canons and instances of legitimation. The second part of the book focuses on the next course, “Try the experimental: furor of the margin – expository studies and art criticism in Brazil”, in order to add to the themes of the first edition a set of reflections on the relationship between lexicons and the uses of art in the current situation.

“Try Experimental” traz registros fotográficos das atividades realizadas nos cursos, in addition to creative exercises developed by students in a collective and collaborative way. There are also unpublished texts produced by the researchers, from the proposed experience, and essays dealing with specific topics covered in some classes. Are republished, yet, historical and literary texts that supported the dynamics and experiences of the proposal. Stands out, in this context, a publicação inédita da montagem de fragmentos de textos e transcrições de falas em áudio “Try the experimental”, de Waly Salomão (1943-2003), acompanhada de notas explicativas.

Click here to download the book, free: editoracircuito.com.br/website/3576-2

WHO ARE

Ivair Reinaldim

Doctor of Visual Arts, in the line of research History and Art Criticism, by the UFRJ School of Fine Arts, tendo realizado Estágio PDEE junto à École doctorale d’Arts plastiques, aesthetic & sciences de l’art na Université Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne (France). Your thesis “Art and art criticism in the 1980: possible links between the international theoretical debate and critical discourses in Brazil” recebeu o Prêmio Gilberto Velho de Teses da UFRJ, in 2013. Adjunct professor at the School of Fine Arts at UFRJ and on the permanent staff of the Graduate Program in Visual Arts at EBA-UFRJ. Member of the Brazilian Committee of art history (since 2019). Acts as an independent curator and develops research in the areas of historiography and art theory, criticism and curatorial studies.

Michelle Farias Summer

Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. Operates in teaching, search, curation and criticism of visual arts. He is a postdoctoral fellow in Visual Languages ​​at PPGAV / EBA / UFRJ (2017 – until now) com bolsa CAPES/PNPD com pesquisas voltadas para o experimental e distopias contemporâneas a partir de perspectivas multidisciplinares. É doutora em História, Theory and Criticism of Art by PPGAV / UFRGS (2012-2016), with doctoral internship at the University of the Arts London / Central Saint Martins (2015) 457 na área de estudos expositivos, e mestre em Planejamento Urbano e Regional pelo PROPUR/UFRGS (2003-2005) in the city area, culture and politics. She is an architect and urban planner at PUC-RS (1997-2002). In 2017 foi co-curadora da exposição Mário Pedrosa: of the affective nature of the form, no Museu Reina Sofia, in Madrid, who won the prize for curating the exhibition by the Brazilian Association of Art Criticism – ABCA, in 2018. She is the author and organizer of several books and regularly contributes as an art critic to national and international publications and visual arts projects in different formats., search, in criticism and curation of visual arts.

FACTSHEET
Title: Try the experimental: where purity is a mi(a)to, furor of the margin
Organization: Ivair Reinaldim and Michelle Farias Sommer
Presentation: Carlos de Azambuja Rodrigues
Rio de Janeiro
Publisher Circuit
Year: 2020
Pages: 460
Sponsorship: PROEX / Capes
Available for free download: editoracircuito.com.br/website

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