The recent propositions by Daniel de Paula seek to activate and give visibility to the mutual influence between his direct physical surroundings and a critical reflection on the expanded historical, bureaucratic, economic, political, and social frames that structure space itself.
Through an attitude that does not incarcerate itself in the field of art, thus being intersected by concepts from, architecture, urbanism, geography, geology, and astronomy, his work amplifies the logics deducted from the very own behavior and history of objects and places, positioning a critical scope upon local and global political narratives that build our shared space.
By means of strategies such as negotiations with and within public structures, displacement of rigorously selected quotidian objects, appropriation of material latent with contextual data, and interaction with constitutive agents of the exhibition space and its surrounding landscape, his practice suggests an indivisible bond between the objects presented and the actions and agents that give them existence, presence, and significance.
In occasion of his presentation at LISTE – Art Fair Basel, the artist’s interest lies upon a critical consideration of the current ideological, social, and economic status of political models such as the European Union, reminding us of the invisible and silent conflictual forces concealed within an apparent global community based on a shared geography its economic motivations.
Galeria Jaqueline Martins is a space for research, documentation and presentation of contemporary artistic production. The gallery proposes collaborative and innovative curatorial strategies that foster the dialogue between different generations and distinct cultural perspectives. One of its guiding principles is the encouragement of research-oriented conceptualist practices characterized by critical, even subversive, approaches.
Since its inauguration in 2011, the gallery has developed a special programme around the investigation of artistic productions carried out during the Brazilian military period – more specifically from the 1970s and 1980s. It promotes a historical revision of processes grounded on strong intellectual resistance, audacity and commitment to art and which transformed the artistic practice in the country, but nonetheless were neglected throughout the last decades.
By integrating research and practice that confront the contemporary scene by means of its exhibition programme, the gallery encourages the revival of the debate that conceives of artistic actions as contact zones for the exercise of aesthetic, social and political change.
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05415-020 São Paulo, Brasilien
Shown at LISTE:
Daniel de Paula, 1987, BR US