After being exhibited for 3 months in Miami The55Project is pleased to announce that the group exhibition What I really want to tell you… will be on view from January 30 through July 31, 2020 at the Mana Contemporary Chicago.
What I really want to tell you… explores the cultural, social and political histories of Brazil. The participating artists question issues within these histories and externalize their examinations through artworks that impact, inspire and engage, becoming their own manifestos of exploration, interrogation, and change. For example, works by Rosana Paulino and Paulo Nazareth delve deep into the origins of racial issues within Brazil to expose the history of a past that is often obscured and neglected. At the same time, artist Randolpho Lamonier presents a prophecy in shape of a banner with a vision for a desired future, and artist Mano Penalva revisits the measurement of the Brazilian flag to create new ones constructed with everyday materials, optimistically reflecting the need of new forms of representation in a society that excludes many. By responding to history and our contemporary moment, the exhibition highlights ways in which art stimulates and informs new ideas in times of divergent realities.
What I really want to tell you… is curated by Jennifer Inacio and Flávia Macuco Pecego with the assistance of Anna Biondo.
Almandrade • Liene Bosquê • Paulo Bruscky • Anna Bella Geiger • Rubens Gerchman • Ivan Grilo • Randolpho Lamonier • Vanderlei Lopes • Gabriela Mutti • Paulo Nazareth • Regina Parra • Rosana Paulino • Mano Penalva
ABOUT THE CURATOR
Jennifer Inacio is Assistant Curator at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), where she most recently curated Pedro Neves Marques: A Mordida (The Bite). Her other curated exhibitions include PAMM’s first Augmented Reality exhibition Felice Grodin: Invasive Species (2017–19); Sid Grossman: Photography, Politics, and the Ethical Image (2018); The World’s Game: Fútbol and Contemporary Art (2018, with Franklin Sirmans); from the truer world of
the other: Typewriter Art from PAMM’s Collection (2017–18, with René Morales); among others. Inacio holds a BA in Art History from Florida Atlantic University and an MA in
Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths College, University of London.
The55project has a mission to promote Brazilian visual artists and cultural projects in the United States through solo or collective exhibitions, public art projects, public programs, and talks to create opportunities for a dialogue with local communities. The55project takes advantage of the diversity found in Miami and New York City, and now Chicago to create a partnership with organizations that have the same focus to educate, inspire, and motivate their multicultural population by showcasing the artistic influences through the visual arts.
Maria Fulfaro | Strategic Alliances
Flavia Macuco Pecego | Executive-Director