FAMA expands its collection’s permanent exhibition
Artworks from Carmela Gross, Leda Catunda, Luiz Zerbini and Arjan Martins instate the second Fundação Marcos Amaro’s collection exhibition, curated by Ricardo Resende
Promote Brazilian art and present a clipping of Brazil`s most important artists. That’s the motto of Utopia de colecionar o plralismo da arte, the new Fundação Marcos Amaro’s collection exhibition. Fundação Marcos Amaro is located at Fábrica de Arte Marcos Amaro (FAMA), in Itu, São Paulo’s countryside. In April 13th, the institution opens one more exhibit from its collection, with the most recent acquisitions from exponent and ascending Brazilian artists.
Curated by Ricardo Resende, the exhibit displays a peculiar characteristic in the Marcos Amaro’s and Ksenia Kogan Amaro’s Collection: their preference for sculptures of large dimensions and artistic installments that can occupy large spaces. Showcasing the artworks Se Vende (2005) by Carmela Gross that inhabits FAMA’s Room nº 4, and A Cachoeira (1985) by Leda Catunda, artwork first displayed in the 18th São Paulo Biennial, and now open for visitation in Room nº 2. “Both are symbolic artworks, and because of their dimensions, we took a long time to find them a proper place in the collection”, asserts the curator.
The exhibit, however, doesn’t limit itself to three-dimensional artworks. It also features The Railway Surfer and the Ghost Train (1990) by Luiz Zerbini, founder of the Chelpa Ferro group, and the sculpture of more than two meters Gran titre (1995) by Frida Baranek, an exponent Brazilian artist from the 1980s.
Joining them, the artwork Sem título (2018), that points to the Arjan Martins’ pictorial research on the relation between Africa and Brazil. A sculpture by Maria Nepomuceno, in which the artist have rooted into studying the body and the nature from micro and macrocosms. Will be joining them also the emblematic artworks from the artists Saint Clair Cemim and Eduardo Berliner.