Performing Abstraction, the current exhibition at Luciana Brito Galeria in Sao Paolo, traces the performative aspects that live in abstract art, looking at the ways that artists continue to reinvent the notion of abstraction in contemporary practice.
These works articulate relationships across different mediums and artistic traditions, and the processes involved in creating abstract art which relies on action and participation (bringing to mind Liz Glynn's geometric, living, breathing, dancing construction Utopia or Oblivion, part of Performa 11).
Performing Abstraction includes work by Armando Andrade Tucela, Trisha Brown, Carlos Bunga, Ernst Caramelle, Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Mario García Torres, Fernanda Gomes, Marine Hugonnier, Zilvina Kempinas, David Maljkovic, Clido Meireles, Falke Pisano, Tobias Putrih and Bojan Sarcevic. The exhibition was curated by independent curator Rina Carvajal, and runs until June 30th, 2012. More information is available on the gallery's website.
Jennifer Piejko is the editor of Performa Magazine.