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 Bolsoni, Regina 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.
In room A, the work Seção (prisma fumê) [Section (Smoked Prism)], 2010, by Marcius Galan, which is part of a series of works in which the artist creates optical illusions through interventions in the physical environment with lines drawn in the space, combined in a chromatic interplay with the use of light as a pictorial element. The work, which was acquired by the Patronos da Arte Contemporânea [Contemporary Art Patrons] Program of Acquisions of the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, carries a certain visual complexity, establishing an ambiguous and unstable space that prompts the spectator to perform a careful inspection. Born in 1972 in the United States and based in Brazil, Galan works in a variety of different media, including sculpture, installation art, photography, collage and drawing. He has participated in major national and international exhibitions such as Art and Space, Guggenheim (Bilbao) in 2017 and the 30th Bienal de São Paulo. In 2011 he was awarded the Cisneros Fontanals Comission Prize, and won Prêmio PIPA in 2012, which led him to participate in a renowned artistic residency at Gasworks, in London.
Marcius Galan: Section (Smoked Prism)
Curated by José Augusto Ribeiro
2nd floor – Room A
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/