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Art Museum of Rio. Photo: Thales Milk.
Art Museum of Rio. Photo: Thales Milk.

Places of Delirium

From 7 February 2017

Gallery talk: 16h

The Art Museum of the river-SEA, under the management of the Institute Odeon, opens in 7 February the exhibition Places of delirium. Idealized by Paulo Herkenhoff and curated by Tania Rivera, the exhibition displays some 150 work – between facilities, maps, performances, paintings and objects – various artists, as Cildo Meireles, Laura Lima, Anna Maria Maiolino, Arthur Bispo do Rosário, Fernand Deligny, Lygia Clark, Raphael Domingues, Gustavo Speridião, Fernando Diniz, Cláudio Paiva, Geraldo Lúcio Aragon and other. It is a political and ethical reflection about madness and art. "The intention is to put on hold the demarcation between the normal and the so-called" crazy ". Art and madness have in common the force of transformation of reality and this is represented in the exhibition ", explains the curator Tania Rivera, that is a psychoanalyst and Professor at Fluminense Federal University (UFF).

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The word raving mean anything that diverts the defaults and create new settings of reality. And that is why it is used in the title of a show which brings works by artists diagnosed with a psychological disorder, but also familiar names in art, they produce works that refuse the traditional routes of representation or that question in a way which is called madness. In addition, also features the work of visual artists in partnership with patients of psychiatric institutions. The works will be arranged so that they meet and communicate spatially. There is a horizontal approach in all actions of the exhibition. "We want to show a playful and unusual transformation of reality and organize the works to a purposeful visual contamination", Tania account.

What is delusional in the art and what's reflection about the madness in art are questions that guided the curatorial research, who organized the exhibition with a wide variety of genres and languages. "We're bringing emblematic artists such as Arthur Bispo do Rosário, who lived more than 50 years institutionalized in psychiatric clinic, but also other not so well known to the public, as Luis Guides, from Porto Alegre, Maurice Flandeiro, of Ceará and Fernando Lima, of Bethlehem, in a dialogue with important contemporary artists such as Cildo Meireles, Laura Lima and Anna Maria Maiolino, for example ".

After many years without exposing in the city, Anna Maria Maiolino will, at the opening of the exhibition, a performance with the participation of Sandra Lane. In "In Atto", the artist follows, with your gentle presence yet extremely strong, the process of releasing a woman who breaks away from bonds. Laura Lima – which counts have been crucial to your decision to become an artist follow an outbreak of your brother-leads to the shows the interactive work "New costumes", that are beaded vinyl attendants can try. In "Ascenseur", a hand behind the wall will appear in unusual way, in search of a set of keys. Ana Linnemann will also take visitors to the shaft with the installation that will move, literally, with one of the pillars of the pilotis of the Museum.

The psychiatrist Nise da Silveira, He considered schizophrenia one of the myriad of States ", citing the artist and actor Antonin Artaud, is remembered in shows with works that are part of the collection of the Museum of Images of the unconscious, created for her in 1952 in the so called National Psychiatric Centre, in the Engenho de Dentro. Works by Fernando Diniz and Raphael Domingues will be on display, that also will feature photographs and drawings of Geraldo Lúcio Aragon, He attended the art workshops of Nise in late ' 1950, but only recently has been detached from the collection of the institution.

The work "Reason/madness" (1976), of Cildo Meireles, represents a kind of poetic display definition, bringing a reflection about the subtle difference between reason and madness. Of Cildo, will also be displayed 42 images from the series of photographs "Cottolengo", made in the hospital St. Joseph Benedict Cottolengo village in 1976. One of them was used in "Zero Cruzeiro", which will be presented the new version "Real Zero" (2013). Another work of this artist in the show is "Liverbeatlespool", created in 2004 for the Liverpool biennial, consisting of a bike that will circulate through the surroundings of the Museum with speakers that play nonstop Beatles songs overlapped and reversed.

For the first time in the city, Places of delirium brings the work of the French educator Fernand Deligny, dead on 1996, which influenced authors such as Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari. On the border between treatment and art, its employees traced maps with gestures and offsets of autistic children in living areas maintained by educator from late ' 1960. Of Deligny, the exhibition also features magazines with reproductions of drawings and text snippets.

Lygia Clark is also on the show, with the emblematic but little known "straitjacket", from 1969. "The exhibition States that the places The delirium are many and varied, and attempts to explore and question the boundaries between normal and pathological, between art and life, between the Museum and the world ", Tania Rivera to the curator is invited to give continuity to the project art and society in Brazil – of which took part in the exhibitions The jacket and the ground (2013) and There are schools that are cages and there are schools that are wings (2014).

The Museu de Arte do Rio – MAR

The MAR is a space dedicated to art and visual culture. It occupies two buildings on praça Mauá: an eclectic style, which houses the Exhibition Hall; other modernist style, Look where the school's work. The architectural design unites the two buildings with a fluid concrete cover, which refers to a wave - a trademark of the museum -, and a ramp, where visitors come to the exhibition spaces.

An initiative of Prefeitura do Rio in partnership with Fundação Roberto Marinho, the sea has activities that involve collecting, registration, search, preservation and return of cultural property to the community. Proactive support space education and culture, the museum was born with a school - the School Look -, whose proposal is innovative museological: foster the development of an educational program of reference for actions in Brazil and abroad, combining art and education from the curatorial program that guides the institution.

The sea is managed by the Odeon, a social organization of culture, selected by the Rio de Janeiro City Hall for public notice. The Museum has the Grupo Globo as maintainer, the BNDES as a sponsor of Technical Reserve and supporter of the exhibition Leopoldina, Princess of independence, of Arts and Sciences, to Petrobras also as supporter of Leopoldina, Princess of independence, and the Repsol as a supporter of exhibition.

A School Look has the Fecomercio System RJ, through the Sesc, institutional partner, and has the Banco Votorantim and the Prodiel as supporters. A Brookfield supports the educational visits. The program SEA at the Academy has support from Dataprev and Amil One Health via Municipal law of incentive to culture, and Aliansce via the Rouanet law. A Souza Cruz is copatrocinadora the Sunday at sea.

The Sea also has the support of the Government of the State of Rio de Janeiro, and implementation of the Ministry of culture and the Federal Government of Brazil through the Federal law of incentive to culture.


Entrance: R$ 20 The R $ 10 (half price) - People with up 21 years, private school students, university, disabled people and public servants of the city of Rio de Janeiro. The sea is part of the Carioca Program Pays Half, offering half price to locals and residents of the city of Rio de Janeiro in all cultural institutions linked to City Hall. Present a document proving (identity, proof of residence, water bills, light, pay phone with, tops, three months of issue) and remove your ticket at the box office. Payment by cash or card (Visa or Mastercard).

Single Ticket: R$ 32 – R$ 16 (half price) locals and residents in Rio de Janeiro, on presentation of supporting documentation or proof of residence. Supporting documents will be considered those that contain the birthplace, such as RG, driver's license, portfolio of work, Passport etc.. Will be considered proof of residence titles of collection with a maximum 3 (three) months of issue, as water services, light, landline or natural gas, duly accompanied by official document of identification with photo (RG, driver's license, portfolio of work, Passport etc.) of the user.

Policy free: Pay no entry-on presentation of evidentiary documentation – students from public (teaching elementary and middle), children up to five years or people from 60, public school teachers, employees of museums, groups in situations of social vulnerability educational visit, Neighbors of the sea and tourist guides. Tuesdays admission is free to the general public. On Sunday admission is free for holders of Museums Passport Cariocas you still don't have the stamp of the SEA. On the last Sunday of the month the Museum has free entry into all through the project Sunday at sea.

Tuesday to Sunday, das 10h às 17h. On Mondays the museum closes to the public. For more info, contact by phone (55 21) 3031-2741 or visit www.museudeartedorio.org.br.

Address: Praca Maua, 5 - Center.

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