Geometry of Ruins

Geometry of Ruins
Arts & Culture
Lourenço Bustani
  • 29 june 2009


Brazilian art continues to gain exposure throughout the world, and the latest example of this trend is in the exhibit “Geometry of Ruins”, by Andrezza Valentin and Guilherme Marcondes, currently being held at Flux Salon in Venice, California. Andrezza is a young artist who has already participated in more than 20 collective exhibitions in Australia, France, Germany, USA and Singapore – and was part of one of the most important and experimental art galleries in South America, Galeria Vermelho. Guilherme is considered one of Brazil’s most promising young filmmakers. His short film “Tyger” won more than 20 awards around the world. “Geometry of ruins” is their first solo exhibition in the United States.

“Geometry of Ruins” is a mixed media exhibition which includes photography, video and installation-based works and was produced over a one-year period in the cities of Los Angeles, New York and São Paulo. Inspired on the unique, contemporary abandoned structures of each of these cities, the exhibit seeks to provoke contradictory feelings in the viewers. By portraying the ruins of the different cities using different medias, the artists were able to create a dreamlike atmosphere of an aspect of cities that usually goes unnoticed. Among the pieces, there’s a photo shoot of the ruins of an unfinished art center in their hometown, São Paulo, the menacing glamour of artificial lights over one crumbled wall of the only Californian socialist colony and the abstract rigidity of Manhattan’s grid reflected in a mirror box, multiplying fragile structures to infinity.

The exhibit runs until July 11th.

Flux Salon
326 Sunset Avenue
Venice, CA 90291

– Contributed by Valeria Tavares

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