LUIZ SÔLHA - Cobalto, nápoles e branco - série A tinta pintada, São Paulo, 2009 - Óleo sobre tela - 130 x 180 cm
MAB FAAP’S current exhibition - On Humanity: 100 artists from our collection - is now adding a new feature. The general public have voted a number of artworks, including paintings, engravings and sculptures, to join more than a hundred now being shown. By asking the public, we wanted to give visitors a chance to act as curators and take a fresh look at the subjects covered. So our museum educational team arranged a vote on Instagram, based on pre-selected artworks. The 11 most voted will be joining the exhibition.
“We sought to pose reflection on the relevance of exhibiting collections and making them accessible to the public,” explains curator Laura Suzana Rodríguez who coordinates Curatorial Design and Collections for MAB FAAP.
The 11 works chosen are by Nelson Quaresma, Marina Caram, Maria Bonomi, Luiz Sôlha, Carlos Prado, Renina Katz, Antonio Cassiano Meirelles, Cícero Dias, Zoravia Bettiol, Zica Bérgami and Thomaz Farkas, who will be joining others such as Ernest de Fiori , Hannah Brandt, Gustavo Rosa, Rodolpho Parigi, OsGemeos, and Gilberto Vançan .
Divided into 10 segments - identity, childhood, art, habitat, city, labor, leisure, sacred art, culture and hardships or trials - the exhibition's sample of artworks from the MAB FAAP collection ponder human existence and community life. The curatorial design takes up Hannah Arendt's ideas from The Human Condition (1958), in which she analyzes specific and generic aspects of human beings.
Visiting MAB FAAP is still restricted due to São Paulo's pandemic plan. To schedule visits go to https://visitante.agendamento.faap.br/