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Débora Bolsoni:

A Lesson in Mimesis

16 Feb 2019
17 Jun 2019

The Pinacoteca of São Paulo, a museum of the São Paulo State Secretariat of Culture and Creative Economy, for the first time will exhibit to the museum’s visitors, from February 16 to June 17, 2019, four works that have been recently added to its collection. With sponsorship by Água Ama, works by  Marcius Galan, Débora BolsoniRegina Parra and Matheus Rocha Pitta occupy four rooms (A, B, C and D) adjacent to the long-term exhibition on display on the second floor of Pina Luz. Curated by the Núcleo de Pesquisa e Curadoria da Pinacoteca [Research and Curatorship Department of the Pinacoteca], and taking as a starting point the institution’s own collection, the selection proposes to establish a counterpoint between the historical and the contemporary.

On display in room B, Lição de mímese [A Lesson in Mimesis] (2004-2006), by the Rio de Janeiro-born artist Débora Bolsoni, donated to the museum by Iguatemi in the context of the 2017  SP-Arte art fair. Regarded as a crucial work in the artist’s trajectory, it is comprised of various chalkboards in different shapes with wooden frames, resembling mirrors. These mirrors reflect nothing, but can, however, receive chalk drawings, which prompts a discussion about the mimetic effect of art and its capacity for duplicating reality. Born in 1975 in Rio de Janeiro, Bolsoni holds an MA in Visual Poetics from the Escola de Comunicações e Artes – USP [School of Communication and Arts of the University of São Paulo] (2014). She also studied at the EAV Parque Lage in Rio de Janeiro (1991-1993) and at Saint Martin’s School of Art, in London (1933).


Débora Bolsoni: A Lesson in Mimesis
Curated by Pedro Nery
2nd floor – Room B
Opening: February 16, 2019, Saturday at 11:00 am
Visitation : February 16 to June 17, 2019
From Wednesday to Monday, from 10 am to 6 pm – last admission 5:30 pm
Pinacoteca: Praça da Luz 2, São Paulo, SP –
Tickets: R$ 10,00 (full price); R$ 6,00 (half-price for students who present a Student ID card)
Free for children under 10 and adults over 60.
On Saturdays, admission to Pina is free for all visitors.
Admission to Pina Estação is free everyday.
Pina’s Friends have unlimited access, are entitled to discounts at the Museum store and cafe, and can also enjoy guided visits to the exhibition and other events at the Museum with staff from the Pinacoteca. For more information about the program, visit: http://pinacoteca.org.br/apoie/amigos-da-pina/