Marcellvs L. at Astrup Fearnley Museet (09/09/2013)
'Imagine Brazil' is the fourth exhibition in the series focusing on a country's art scene. The Brazilian art history is well documented, especially the Brazilian modernism, such as Concrete, Neoconcrete and Tropicália movement, which developed independently but also in deep dialogue with modernist tendencies in Europe and North America. Artists such as Oscar Niemeyer, Lygia Clark, Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Pape and Ernesto Neto, are all part of the international modernist and artistic heritage and are all internationally recognized. In parallel with this great modernist tradition is also an explicit Brazilian conceptual art that was less dogmatic and structuralist than their counterparts in Europe and North America, but more open, more poetic, more politically engaged, as we can see in the works of Cildo Meireles and Vik Muniz.
With 'Imagine Brazil' the curators wants to showcase a diverse picture of what is happening in Brazilian contemporary art. 14 young artists are selected for what they perceive as important representatives of the emerging art scene in Brazil, but also in terms of their international significance. In addition to showcase the young artists the exhibition wishes to put their artistic expression in a historical context. Therefore, each of them was asked to choose an older artist, which they consider important for Brazilian contemporary art, to accompany them in the exhibition.
Dates: 11 October 2013 – 02 March 2014 Opening: 10 October 2013
Klavierwellen at Instituto Tomie Ohtake (12/13/2011)
Exhibition: Os Dez Primeiros Anos
"The piano waves we hear are literally just that: while on a residency, the artist upturned a piano on a boat traveling around the canals, on which two contact microphones were attached to the soundboard and two micro omnidirectional placed between the soundboard and strings. The movement of the boat through water creates a kind of roving ambient experience of place but with no identifiable coordinates to define the locale. We are once again adrift." (David Bussel)
Dates: 13 December 2011 - 26 February 2012 Opening: 12 December 2011
Opening Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 11- 20h
Venue: Intituto Tomie Ohtake, Av Faria Lima 201 Pinheiros, São Paulo, Brazil
Marcellvs L. at Today Art Museum Beijing (08/04/2010)
From 15 August until 28 August, 2010 the Today Art Museum Beijing will host the exhibition "Stadt am Rande", curated by Pierre Wolter and Melanie Zagrean. Initiated by the Goethe Institute Beijing and transmediale, it mostly presents Berlin-based artists working – in extraordinary ways – on 'urban topology'. Materialistic and virtual topologies are the topics of transmediale Award 2010 winner Michelle Teran and BoredomResearch whereas Bengt Sjölén, Adam Somlai Fischer and Matthias Fitz as well as Maria Vedder, Tudor Bratu and Martin Howse work with invisible and immaterialistic topologic structures. Julian Oliver, Dave Ball and Julius von Bismarck sabotage existing structures, Mader | Stublic | Wiermann und Marcellvs L. re-interpret them and Miles Chalcraft discovers long established topolgies anew. Niklas Goldbach und Marc Aschenbrenner critically reflect on the interplay between society and the complexity of structures.
Dates: 16 August - 28 August 2010 Opening: 15 August, 2010 at 19h
frieze magazine - Issue 120 - January / February 2009 (01/13/2009)
Looking Back: Retrospectives
In its annual round-up frieze
asked critics and curators from around the world to choose what, and
who, they felt to be the most significant shows and artists of 2008:
artist duo João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva and the video artist
Marcellvs L. have constructed very singular artistic identities in
recent years. Given consistency and idiosyncratic qualities of their
practices, I have significant expectations for their future artistic
by Sergio Mah*
*Lisbon-based freelance curator, professor at the University of Lisbon, and the current Artistic Director of PhotoEspanã