Another Gesture/ Um Outro Gesto/Eine weitere Geste/ is a group exhibition with Veronika Hilger, Svenja Kreh, Alice Quaresma, and Teresa Viana, curated by Cynthia Cruz and Tatiane Santa Rosa. The artists will be presenting recent work, in a variety of mediums, such as oil painting, drawing, textile, photography, and mixed media. This is Hilger’s and Viana’s first exhibition in New York City.
The notion of “another gesture” suggests a two-fold approach. First, one that moves away from the dominant male legacy of abstract expressionism, in which gesture was used to champion the uniqueness of painting as a medium. The artists cling to the idea of gesture not only as a visual element but also as a conceptual vehicle for humor, refusal, narrative, and memory. Second, within the word “another” there is a play with the idea of being an other to someone, a reference to the otherness that haunts historical relationships between Brazil and Germany. Ties that are mostly known in regards to colonial expeditions and German immigration to Brazil.
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