L'Amazonie dans la collection Petitgas

Montpellier, MO.CO.
dal 6 Marzo al 20 Settembre 2020

The exhibition

Peintures, céramiques, sculptures, oeuvres textiles, installations immersives, performances : la troisième exposition au MO.CO. Hôtel des collections est une ode à l'Amazonie, à ses artistes et aux enjeux écologiques, économiques et politiques qui lui sont propres. Elle dévoile plus d’une centaine d'oeuvres provenant de la collection de Catherine Petitgas, à Londres.

Artistes: Claudia Andujar, Armando Andrade Tudela, Brígida Baltar, Alberto Baraya, Milena Bonilla, Vivian Caccuri, Sol Calero, Patricia Camet, Tania Candiani, Carolina Caycedo, Chelpa Ferro, Lygia Clark, Donna Conlon, Alexandre da Cunha, José Damasceno, Elena Damiani, Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez, Sandra Gamarra, Ximena Garrido-Lecca, Gego, Anna Bella Geiger, Sonia Gomes, Beatriz Gonzáles, Claudia Jaguaribe, Lucia Laguna, Tonico Lemos Auad, Oswaldo Maciá, Teresa Margolles, Beatriz Milhazes, Paulo Nazareth, Maria Nepomuceno, Ernesto Neto, Rivane Neuenschwander, Lucia Nogueira, Hélio Oiticica, OPAVIVARÁ!, Nohemí Pérez, Solange Pessoa, Lucia Pizzani, Manuela Ribadaneira, Ivan Serpa, Valeska Soares, Clarissa Tossin, Erika Verzutti, Danh Vo, Luiz Zerbini 

The catalogue

The Amazonian basin: this stunning territory, endowed with unparalleled biodiversity, has become the symbol of an ecological disaster. Yet the complex socio-political, economical, and environmental context has also witnessed the birth of a strong artistic scene, marked by an endless fascination for the magnificent and constantly changing tropical forest.
Mecarõ, conceived from the collection of Catherine Petitgas, reunites over one hundred artworks by more than fifty artists from the Amazonia basin dating from 1960 to present time. The title of the exhibition, meaning “spirit of the forest” in the Krahô language, becomes a summoning, revealing the artists’ territorial and traditional anchorage.
This richly illustrated catalog is composed of texts commissioned specifically for the exhibition: independent curator Kiki Mazzucchelli, anthro­pologist Pedro de Niemeyer Cesarino and curator and art critic Claire Luna have each brought their own singular per­spective on the Amazon and the contemporary artistic practices in these elusive areas. Two separate interviews with Catherine Petitgas and the artist Sol Calero complete the publication.

Montpellier, MO.CO., March - May 2020


Amazonia in the Petitgas Collection

  € 35,00  € 33,25