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19 Mar 2016
30 May 2016

MAR 19, 2016
MAY 30, 2016

A new exhibit is coming to Pinacoteca de São Paulo. Staring March 19, the museum – which belongs to São Paulo State Secretariat of Culture – opens “TIAMM SCHUOOMM CASH!”, an unprecedented installation by José Spaniol, painter, drawer, engraver, sculptor and teacher, born in São Luiz Gonzaga (RS). The show is part of the Octagon Project, and opens the calendar of this program in 2016.

The work refers to a wave, and was developed from the observation of the sea, the unpredictability and surprise that the oceans suggest. Positioned in the “Octagon” at the Pinacoteca, it was constructed from two wooden boats, each six meters long, raised a height of 10 meters, supported by bamboo struts. The suspension of the boats suggests a sculptural landscape, in which the absence of water and its movement is placed in tension by the rhythm of struts, creating a fictional scenario.

This piece is part of a series of works related to sounds of the sea and suggests that viewers enjoy it from an unlikely and destabilizing viewpoint. “TIAMM SCHUOOMM CASH! occupies the same axis of the upper paintings, domes and ceilings. Similar to oriental compositions, we see ourselves facing an aerial perspective, where the spatial relations are not defined by fixed aspects. These elevated planes cause vertigo, weaken measurements, and tend to dissolve boundaries,” explains José Spaniol.

The exhibit remains on view through May 30. Admission is open Wednesday through Monday from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, and visitors are allowed to remain until 6:00 pm. Tickets cost R$ 6 (full price) and R$ 3.00 (half-price for students, seniors, etc.). Admission is free-of-charge for children under 10 and adults over 60. On Saturdays, admission is free for all visitors.

Created in 2003, the “Octagon Contemporary Art” project occupies an important space in the museum, which presents contemporary art production in line with the Pinacoteca’s collection. Throughout those 12 years, the project has presented roughly 40 site-specific installations by Brazilian and foreign artists, including Carlito Carvalhosa, Artur Lescher, João Loureiro, Rubens Mano, Joana Vasconcelos, Alexandre Estrela, and Laerte Ramos.