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.
The Work Chance (2015-2017), by the São Paulo-born artist Regina Parra, also acquired through the Patronos da Arte Contemporânea program, was previously displayed in Parque Lage, set up amidst the park’s Atlantic rainforest, in Rio de Janeiro, and also in Parque Ibirapuera in São Paulo, and is now being exhibited in room C. The work sports the phrase “The Great Chance” in red neon, and presents itself as an ambiguous portal that can be interpreted both as a promise and as a threat. Born in São Paulo in 1981, Parra holds an MA in Art Theory and Criticism from Faculdade Santa Marcelina and a BA in Fine Arts from FAAP. The artist has participated in numerous exhibitions, including Sights and Sounds, at The Jewish Museum, New York; cães sem plumas [featherless dogs], at the Museu de Arte Moderna in Recife and in the 17th edition of the Festival Internacional Sesc Videobrasil [Sesc Videobrasil International Festival].
Regina Parra: Chance (2015-2017)
Curated by Amanda Arantes
2nd floor – Room C
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/