Open Studio Dalton Paula 23.02

Open Studio Dalton Paula 23.02

 

OPEN STUDIO: DALTON PAULA
Con la colaboración de  Sé Galeria (Brasil)

Sábado 23 de febrero, 12-15h. 

Dalton Paula exhibirá en Homesession sus obras realizadas durante su residencia antes de presentarlas en la feria ARCO de Madrid. 

La base del trabajo de Dalton Paula es el cuerpo: el cuerpo negro, silenciado por el miedo, la inseguridad, la individualidad y la fugacidad. Sus referencias se encuentran en los suburbios, las congadas (fiestas religiosas y culturales afro-brasileñas), los terreiros (lugares de culto candomblé) y los ritos de las religiones nacidas en África. Los mitos adquieren nueva vida y sentido. El cuerpo individual como punto de partida para alcanzar la colectividad. Paula usa el silencio para comunicar ideas, despertar lo que es incómodo en nuestra sociedad, repensar y encarcelar imágenes y para abrir barreras y mostrar otras estructuras capaces de reconocer el protagonismo de individuos que han sido silenciados históricamente.

Dalton Paula (1982) vive y trabaja en Goiânia, Brasil. Entre muchas exposiciones institucionales, participó en la 32a Bienal de São Paulo en 2016 y la Trienal 2018 Songs for Sabotage en el New Museum, en Nueva York.

 

Dalton Paula (Br): next artist in residency

Dalton Paula (Br): next artist in residency

Coffe Black | Detalhe | Foto: Heloá Fernandes | 2012

Homesession next residency artist during January an February 2019: DALTON PAULA (BRASIL)

Dalton Paula was born in 1982, lives and works in Goiânia, Brazil. Among many institutional exhibitions he participated at the 32a Bienal de São Paulo in 2016 and 2018 Triennial: “Songs for Sabotage” at New Museum, in New York.

The basis of Paula’s artistic work is the body: the black body, silenced by fear, insecurity, individuality, and transience. The references are in the suburbs, the congadas(Afro-Brazilian religious and cultural festivals), and the terreiros(Candomblé worship places) and rites of African-born religions. Myths acquire new life and meaning. The individual body as a starting point to reach collectiveness.

Paula uses silence to communicate ideas, to awaken what is uncomfortable in our society, to rethink and imprisoning images and to open up margins that presents these black bodies in new stories, other structures capable of acknowledging the protagonism of individuals who have been historically silenced. Such narratives are yet to be uttered, written, told, represented. This challenge prompts him to perform and take up (or continue?) this mission which began in the remote past that he cannot reach through memory, a mission undertaken by those who came before and led the way.

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