September 6 to November 6, 2017
Luciana Brito Galeria Launches Luciana Brito-NY Project with Ruptura: Historic Exhibition of Sãn Paulo Concrete Art, an in-depth exhibition of work by Sãn Paulo based Grupo Ruptura. The exhibition will include more than 50 drawings, paintings, sculptures, objects, photographs, as well as furniture and architectural and landscaping designs.
Luciana Brito, one of the leading art galleries in Brazil, collaborated with João Bandeira (Coordinator of the Arts Space at University of Sãn Paulo), on the Luciana Brito-NY Project, which brings to present-day the work of an international group of artists from the early 1950s. This group of artists, Group Ruptura, “sought to affirm the importance of abstract art with the landmark 1952 Ruptura exhibition, which was a call for a break with naturalistic art and a renewal of the essential values of visual art…”
The artists’ work ranged from fine art mediums to the objects and structures of the everyday, such as furniture and architecture. Their work “influenced important developments, including neo-concretism, which again posed the Rupture movement’s question of how and for whom art is made.” João Bandeira, who curated the exhibition Concreta ’56 – A Raiz da Foam, is also the author and coordinator of several books such as Arte Concrete Paulista-Documentos, and several others on the subject.
Luciana Brito-NY Project, Ruptura: Historic Exhibition of Sãn Paulo Concrete Art will be on view from September 6 to November 6, 2017 at 186 Franklin Street in Tribeca. Opening Reception on September 6 from 6-9pm.