"Divine Geometry" is the result of an artistic research, architectural and conceptual of Christ the Redeemer
A Museum of Sacred Art of São Paulo - SP-MAS, institution of the Department of Culture and Economy of the State of São Paulo Creative, displays "Divine Geometry”, from Oskar Metsavaht, curated by Marc Pottier. From a dip in the construction of modernist statue in reinforced concrete, the artist presents a contemporary reading of its symbolism, bringing the experience of sun contemplation as an archetype of spirituality and human rationality through divine worship.
“Spirituality, art and architecture intersected in a divine harmony, creating one of the most beautiful and significant symbols of universal culture”, says the artist. After participating, This year, the collective "The Sacred in Modern Brazilian Art”, no MAS-SP, with the artworks Apocalypsis and Survey, and collective for the inaugural exhibition of the new contemporary art space Azulik Uh May, I Tulum (Mexico), Ernesto Neto and Paulo Nazareth, Oskar Metsavaht the invitation of José Carlos Marcal de Barros, Executive Director of MAS-SP, It presents the individual "Divine Geometry ". Curated by Marc Pottier, the exhibition is the result of an artistic research, architectural and conceptual of Christ the Redeemer, built in the 20, and opened in 1931.
“I allowed myself the simple abstraction and imagetically expressed what I felt and imagined”, says Oskar Metsavaht who, plus paintings, features photographs and video installations. “One of the first monuments of reinforced concrete in the world, the statue of Christ the Redeemer, conceived in 1922, the same year the Week of Modern Art, defined part of our modernist architecture in the following decades and the construction was also a pioneer in its spiritual symbolism and religious. There are many elements in his creation that somehow the place within our modernist manifesto”, says the artist.
|Exhibition: “Divine Geometry”|
|Artist: Oskar Metsavaht|
|Curated By: Marc Pottier|
|Opening: 15 June 2019, Saturday, às 11h|
|Period: 15 from June to September 1 2019|
|Timetables: From Tuesday to Sunday, from 9:0 to 5:0 pm|
|Local: Museum of Sacred Art of São Paulo - SP-MAS – www.museuartesacra.org.br|
|Address: Avenida Tiradentes, 676 -Light, São Paulo (Metro station Tiradentes)|
|Tel.: 11 3326-5393 -scheduling / educational guided tours|
|Timetables: From Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 às 17h | Crib Napolitano: from 10 às 11h, and from 14h to 15h|
|Entrance: R$ 6,00 (One piece) | R$ 3,00 (Half national entry for students, private school teachers and I.D. Young – upon proof) | Free Saturdays | exemptions: children up to 7 years, adults from 60, public school teachers, disabled people, ICOM members, police and military – upon proof|
|Technique: Painting, photo and video installation|
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Oskar Metsavaht (Caxias do Sul, 1961)
Artist. Lives and works between Rio de Janeiro and New York. It has academic training in Medicine. Held several solo, since 2011, in Brazil and abroad - such as Argentina, United States and Mexico. creative director of the studio OM.art, your art space and special projects. Founder and creative director and Osklen style. board member of the Institute Inhotim. environmental activist, founder and president of Instituto-E. Ambassador of UNESCO Goodwill for Peace and Sustainability Culture. His constant need for experimentation and a lifestyle connected to urban, the nature and the arts are the main sources of inspiration for your creative process.
A Museu de Arte Sacra de São Paulo, institution of the Department of Culture and Economy of the State of São Paulo Creative, It is one of the most important of its kind in the country. It is the result of an agreement signed between the State Government and Mitra Archdiocese of Sao Paulo, in 28 October 1969, and its installation date 28 June 1970. Since then, the Museu de Arte Sacra de São Paulo He came to occupy wing of the Monastery of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception of Light, on Avenida Tiradentes, downtown São Paulo. The building is one of the most important monuments of colonial architecture São Paulo, built of rammed earth, rare remaining example in the city, last farm convent city. It was listed by the Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute National, in 1943, and the Council for the Defense of Heritage, Architectural artistic and the State of São Paulo, in 1979. It has much of its collection also listed by IPHAN, since 1969, whose priceless heritage includes relics of stories in Brazil and worldwide. A Museu de Arte Sacra de São Paulo holds a vast collection of works created between centuries 16 and 20, counting with rare specimens and significant. There are more than 18 thousand items in the collection. The museum has works of recognized names, as Frei Agostinho da Piedade, Frei Agostinho de Jesus, Antonio Francisco Lisboa, the "Aleijadinho" and Benedito Calixto de Jesus. Noteworthy are also the collections of nativity scenes, silverware and jewelery, Lampadarios, furniture, altarpieces, altars, clothing, liturgical books and numismatic.
OF SACRED ART MUSEUM SAO PAULO - MAS / SP
Chairman of the Board of Directors – José Roberto Marcelino
CEO – José Carlos Marcal de Barros
Director of Planning and Management – Luiz Henrique Neves Marcon
Technical director - Maria Inês Lopes Coutinho