Turning a Blind Eye | Margin

Margem [Margin] is a Public Art project curated by Guilherme Wisnik and supported by Itaú Cultural in 2009-10, proposing a reflection about the riverfront areas in the Brazilian cities, as a very different waterfront zone when we consider the public spaces on the coast, like in Rio de Janeiro. Doing a research in many Brazilian cities placed as hubs in the three main river basins of Brazil (Amazon, Paraná-Prata and São Francisco), Wisnik invited artists to do public works in these cities.

November 4, Tuesday • 3pm - 6pm
Guilherme Wisnik and Hector Zamora
Screening and Public Talk: Errant

Errante [Errant] by the Mexican born artist Hector Zamora was realized in the city of São Paulo. The work consists in a series of 10 trees floating over the Tamaduateí river, supported by iron cables. This is exactly the area of the Dom Pedro Park, but we don't see a park anymore there, destroyed by expressways, viaducts and closed by barriers. So the work is like a surrealistic park coming back again as a nightmare.

November 5, Wednesday • 7pm - 9.30pm
Guilherme Wisnik and Marcela Lordy
Screening + Public Talk: Listening to the River: A sound sculpture by Cildo Meireles

The artistic work rio oir was created by Cildo Meireles in 1976 and performed in 2011, with curatorship by Guilherme Wisnik and support by Itaú Cultural. It is a sound work, created in vinyl, in which one side plays the sound of waters and the other plays the sound of laughter. Listening to the River: A sound sculpture by Cildo Meireles is a documentary film by director Marcela Lordy on the process of rio oir and travels to Foz do Iguaçu, Parque Águas Emendadas (Distrito Federal), Araguari-Macapá (Amapá) and Piaçabuçu (Alagoas).

Bienal Pavilion, Dialogue Room, Ground floor
Instituto Choque Cultural (Rua Capitão Salomão, 26)
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