Tinnda Tin DÊ DÊ

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: August 26, 2014     To: September 17, 2014
Tinnda Tin DÊ DÊ

Date: 26 until 17 September
Venue: Iziko South African National Gallery Annexe, St Johns Road, Cape Town

Tinnda Tin  DÊ DÊ brings together the work of two Brazilian artists, Bernardo Ramalho and Jarbas Lopes. The exhibition includes works and interventions created individually and by chance, and are informed by each artist’s experiences. A diverse collection of drawings, volumes and improvisations made from a range of materials will be displayed at the Iziko South African National Gallery Annexe from 26 until 17 September.

Bernardo Ramalho is a visual artist from Niterói in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2007, he graduated in painting from the Museum of Inga, Niterói. His works are characterised by an exuberant aesthetic, focusing on human attributes and constructs, such as affection, religion, faith and memory.

Bernardo has shown extensively in Rio de Janeiro, and in Portugal and France. Some of his exhibitions include, A Gentil Carioca, (2011);  Bernardino, The Heavenly Messenger in A Gentil Carioca (2013); Happiness sometimes live hereThe Party in sky and RosesBrazilian PapersBendana-Pinel Art Contemporain, Paris, France (2011);  Cases and Couples, Bad Habits, Portugal (2010);  AmenA Gentil Carioca, (2009); Open Wards 5, A Gentil Carioca, (2009);  Cicloviaérea by Jarbas Lopes.

Jarbas Lopes was born in Nova Iguaçu, Brazil. He currently lives and works in Maricá, Brazil. He has a BFA Sculpture from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Jarbas is known for public-spirited, collaborative projects that combine utopian and pragmatic aspirations. His artworks have included a Conceptual proposal for an aerial bike path, titled Cicloviaeria, and a related set of bicycles made from woven rattan. Performative sculptures such as his cocoon-like sponge-and-clay "suits"evoke the Neo-Concrete movement of 1950s and 60s Rio de Janeiro. He has shown at numerous museums, galleries and festivals in Latin America, and has appeared in several group exhibitions at New York galleries.

Tinnda Tin  DÊ DÊ  has been made possible through funding by the Consulate of Brazil. 

For enquiries, contact Yentl Kohler on Tel. 021 481 3961 or email ykohler@iziko.org.za

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