– System of simple or complex signs agreed to enable the transmission and/or concealment of messages;
– The convention is established between parties, a tenuous agreement with the amount of abstraction necessary for the code to be intelligible;
– Pre-established with parameters agreed with the intention that the essential message is not lost;
– Image, word, letter, number used to represent, identify and control the members of a certain set, according to the pre-established classification.
System of simple or complex signs agreed to enable the transmission and / or concealment of messages. The convention is established between parties, a tenuous agreement with the amount of abstraction necessary for the code to be intelligible. Pre-established with parameters agreed with the intention that the essential message is not lost. Image, word, letter, number used to represent, identify and control the members of a certain set, according to the pre-established classification.
The idea of the exhibition is to work on issues inherent to the concept of the Code, presented above, seeking, from the individual research of each artist, points of contact that evidence the existence of common universes and shares that make sense in different spaces such as Brazil, Russia or any other.
Through their works, the artists propose a reflection on the elasticity of the concept and possibilities of intersections and even failures and differences of language systems.
Five Brazilian artists participate in the exhibition:
Sandra Cinto (born in 1968, Santo André) is one of the most famous Brazilian artists. Her works are represented in museums’ and galleries’ collections all around the world, including the collections of MoMA (New York), Albright–Knox Art Gallery (New York) and Museu de Arte Moderna in Rio de Janeiro. Using drawing as the basis of her creative work, the artist extends its laborious technique to other types of media she works with. Sandra Cinto portrays captivating power of nature, its connection with human. Simultaneously she creates a metaphor both of universal human course of life and of her own. Sole exhibitions of Sandra Cinto were presented in CAAM Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno in Madrid (2014), The Oscar Neiemeyer in Curitiba (2014), in Instituto Tomie Ohtake in São Paolo (2010) and other museums and galleries of the USA, Brazil and Europe.
Carla Chaim (born in 1983, São Paolo) uses her own body as the main instrument for producing a work. What important for her is not the extreme research of body’s limitations but the process of creation of works and poetics of this process. Carla Chaim aims at reflecting upon what she creates. She is interested in the underlied concepts of her works. Carla Chaim uses different artistic forms: drawing, installation, sculpture and video. She participated in many group exhibitions in Brazil and the USA, including “Os Primeiros Dez Anos” (Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paolo, 2010) and “Impulse, Reason, Sense, Conflict. Abstract Art” (CIFO, Miami, 2014).
Albano Afonso (born in 1964, São Paolo) creates photographs, installations and objects in which he gives light a sculptural presence. The artist explores its ability to both change forms of things by creating an illusive image and reveal concealed. Albano Afonso works in the traditional genres of art as still life, landscape, vanitas reformulating their abilities of representation of light and shadow. The artist participated in I International Biennale of Photography in São Paulo (2014). His works were exhibited in CAC Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati, USA), in Casa Triângulo (São Paolo, Brazil), in CAB Art Center (Brussels, Belgium) and in other galleries and museums of Europe, Brazil and the USA.
Carlos Nunes (born in 1979, São Paolo) aims at using all of the options of material he works with. His photographs, sculptures and installations becomes the research of the material. Especially he is interested in its form. The works of Carlos Nunes are comparable to scientific investigations that has to be empirically verificated or theories that has to be proven as if they demostrates something which hasn’t been discovered yet. He participated in such solo exhibitions as “Triunfo das cores, amor e música, sobre os maldosos azuis” (Centro de Cultura Britânica, São Paolo, 2010), “Até o fim” (MAC Curitiba, 2009) and “Amarelo” (Espaço Laika, São Paolo, 2011).
Ding Musa (born in 1979, São Paolo) explores the abilities of representation and our perception of image, especially photograph. The artist is interested in reflection on the process of image construction. In his works Ding Musa plays with perspective, focus, narrative, point of view and filters that can changes our visual perception. Musa’s works were exhibited in Galeria Raquel Arnaud in São Paolo and participated in Brazilian festivals “ArtRio” (2016) and “SP-Arte” (2017).
Osnova gallery represents young Russian and European artists at the beginning of their artistic career but already well known in professional art community. The main goals of the gallery and its co-owners Alena Kurmasheva and Dmitriy Vetrov are to discover new names to the public as well as to develop and to support emerging artists. Osnova gallery is based on Winzavod CCA since 2014 and actively involved both in artistic life of the art-cluster and in educational activities.