Conversation Pieces.

December 3, 2013 – January 24, 2014

Conversation Pieces, exhibition view Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, photo: Jens Ziehe, 2013
Ana Luiza Dias Batista, Clara Ianni, Runo Lagomarsino, Paulo Nazareth, Beto Shwafaty, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Roberto Winter

Curated by Sophie Goltz

Based on the traditions of modernism in Brazil, the artists of the exhibition
Conversation Pieces develop their own post-conceptual approaches. In their works they draw a differentiated picture of the society in Brazil today. An international generation of artists have their say, showing, beyond Euro-centric notions of Latin America, how the current changes in politics, economy and culture can be artistically explored and analyzed. Videos, installations, objects and photography are drawing a line from the Portuguese colonial era in the 16th Century to the urban liberation movements in the 19th and 20th Century, up to the 2016 Olympic Games as a major international event.


Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 7 pm
A Tropical Conversation
Artist talk with María Inés Rodríguez (curator, editor Tropical Papers [], Mexico City / Berlin) and Carla Zaccagnini (artist, São Paulo / Berlin), in Spanish with simultaneous translation into German

Tuesday, Januar 14, 2014
Urgencias Urbanas / Urban Urgencies*
6 pm: Performance-walk to Neuer Berliner Kunstverein by Ronald Duarte (artist, Rio de Janeiro, co-editor of Arte e Ensaios). For the meeting point see
7 pm: Magazine launch and video screening with Marilia Palmeira (art historian, Rio de Janeiro), in English

* Special edition of the magazine on the theory and practice of art
Arte e Ensaios of the UFRJ | Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (degree course Fine Arts) in cooperation with the Berlin-Weissensee School of Art (degree course Space Strategies) as part of the Germany Year (scientific pillar) in Brazil 2013 - 2014.

Admission free

*The exhibition will be closed from December 24, 2013 to January 6, 2014.