Exhibition: FUNDAÇÃO de Marlon de Azambuja
Curated by: Bruno Leitão
Opening: 18.11, 15h – 20h | 19.11, 10h – 12h |
Dates: 06.01 – 13.02.2020 | Quarta a sábado: 15h – 19h
© Marlon de Azambuja
Hangar presents Marlon de Azambuja’s first solo exhibition in Portugal. Curated by Bruno Leitão, “Fundação” (“Foundation”) is the record of an artistic research between futurism and architectural archeology.
The artist transforms the exhibition space into an immersive experience of a timeless character and creates an allegory of the human legacy on the planet. Using one of the most ubiquitous and ancient materials in the history of mankind – concrete -, Azambuja highlights art as an activity with the potential for critical reflection on its own history in the context of the Capitalocene.
By developing an artistic research about the processes of intersection of formalisms in the visual arts of the century XX and brutalist architecture, Azambuja creates a space that summons the bodies of the spectators as collaborators in a sensory experience.
Marlon de Azambuja (Santo Antônio da Patrulha, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 1978) Lives and works in Madrid, Spain. The work of Azambuja reaffirms the plastic potential of the neo concrete art exercises in urban interventions, installations and collages. Selected solo shows: “Nocturna”, Revolver Galería, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2020); “La Expresión Americana – Sentir la Visión”, MEIAC, Badajoz, Spain (2019); “Campo”, Tasman Projects, Madrid, Spain (2018); “Brutalismo Americano”, Kadist Foundation, San Francisco, USA (2017); “Air and Light and Time and Space”, Espacio Odeon, Bogotá, Colombia (2016); “Pensamientos”, NoMinimo, Guayaquil, Ecuador (2015). Selected group shows: Aragon Park, Coslada, Madrid, Spain (2020); Dhaka Art Sumit – Seismic Movement, Shilpakala Academy, Bangladesh (2020); Museum of Modern Art and Western Antiquities, Section II Department of Carving and Modeling: Form and Volume, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon (2019); The way you read a book is different to how I tell you a story, JahnundJahn / Munich, Germany (2018); Three Positions. Six Directions, König Galerie / Berlin, Germany (2016); 11ª Bienal de La Habana, Cuba (2012); 11ª Bienal de Cuenca, Ecuador (2011); 8ª Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2011); 12th Cairo Bienal, Cairo, Egypt (2010).