Modernity and its limits

Modernity and its limits
May 28, 2022 zweiarts

Modernity and its limits

Lecture with Paulo Gallina

Date: 06/28
Time: 7pm
Location: online via Zoom
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In the speech “modernity and its limits” he speculates about European modernity, presented to the Brazilian nation between 1918 and 1922. Making a case study on works by artists from the 1922 Modern Art Week and contemporary artists, the critic and curator will present the modern project and discuss the inflections that generate the post-modernity in which we live.

Art critic and independent curator, Paulo Gallina graduated in History from the University of São Paulo (USP). He participated in the Critical and Curatorship Study Group at ECA-USP, guided by Professor Domingos Tadeu Chiarelli (2009-2012) during his training. He collaborated with the independent spaces: Ateliê OÇO (2010), Ateliê 397 (2013) and Espaço T.A.Z. (2019); as a resident critic. He served as a critic and curator at the Research and Curation Nucleus of Instituto Tomie Ohtake (2010-2013). He taught art history courses at institutions such as Instituto Tomie Ohtake (2013-14), Instituto Itaú Cultural (2014) and Centro de Pesquisa e Formação-SESC (2018). He curated the following exhibitions: Nino Cais: Das Bandeiras e dos Viajantes (SESC, São Carlos, Ribeirão Preto and São Paulo, 2013); First Reading (Zipper Gallery, São Paulo, 2014); The knowledge of the line (LAB570, São Paulo, 2014/PINTA LONDON, London, 2015); Something disposable (Art Museum of Ribeirão Preto, Ribeirão Preto, 2014); Precarious structures (Galeria Paralelo, São Paulo, 2015); Erasures (Caixa Cultural, São Paulo, 2016); Lasting solutions (Tal Galeria, Rio de Janeiro, 2017); The lives of extraordinary people (MNAV, Montevideo, 2017); Machine without words (MFCC, Curitiba, 2017); Everything covered (Galeria Aura, São Paulo, 2017); Terra em Chamas (Caixa Cultural, Rio de Janeiro, 2018), among others. He has published books and catalogues, highlighting the critical readings of the Collection: Other Approaches Volume II, published by the Museum of Contemporary Art at USP, and the essay Sobre calar, prepared for the catalog of the exhibition The First 10 Years, held at Instituto Tomie Ohtake, of which he was also one of the curators.