The Brillembourg Capriles Collection is happy announce the participation of artists Jesus Hdez-Guero at the Karachi Biennale in Pakistan. HKB17 is Pakistan’s largest international contemporary art event that will take place every two years in Karachi. This October, over a hundred and forty artists from Pakistan and across the globe will respond to a common theme: WITNESS. Art Critic and Cultural Interventionist Niilofur Farrukh is the CEO of KB17.
Unburdened by a canon, Karachi is instead distinguished for a persistently altering memory. A maritime metropolis that embraces independent thinkers, like the Modernist Masters of the 1950s, and with three major art schools and one of South Asia’s most dynamic art gallery circuits, it is among the Art world’s best kept secrets.
KB17 invites you to remap this turbulent city - over twenty-five million strong and sprawling - through the lens of art. Hosted at twelve diverse venues, including schools, heritage sites, cinemas and public parks, the biennale draws art and the artist out of the gallery and into spaces that define Karachi’s quotidian pulse.
KB17 exhibitions, conceptualized by Amin Gulgee, its Chief Curator, with performances, screenings, and dialogue, pave way for charting new movement through familiar spaces.KB17’s two-week long, free public exhibition is an occasion for Karachiites and visitors to participate in an aesthetic, intellectual, and emotional survey of the city. It is an exploration of how her sundry communities, her individuals, and her edifices, all witness and actively negotiate their city’s persistent social and political transitions.
The team of KB17 invites the international audience to share a common vision: "Our collective witnessing will disrupt the limits of our spatial imagination. Together, we can revisit our histories, rethink our present, and reimagine our future with greater optimism."
From October 18th, 2017 through April 19th, 2018 a selection of Paulo Bruscky's works will be on view at the Centre Georges Pompidou, in Paris. The artist participates in the project L'oeil écoute (The listening eye), which proposes reflections on modern art from the dialogue between works of the permanent collection and invited artists. In this edition, the project explores the relationships between art, music and poetry, drawing a parallel between the productions of artists such as Picasso and Brancusi and the music of Erik Satie and the Russian Ballets. In the areas dedicated to Bruscky, it will be exhibited fundamental works of visual and sound poetry, mail art and performance developed throughout his career. Some of these pieces will be incorporated to Pompidou's collection after the exhibition. Works like Poema Processo, 1970, and Silence - Homage to John Cage, 1993, also share the space with rare works by Vicente do Rego Monteiro.
The strong connection between the two artists is emphasized by the common experience of affirming one's own language and the desire for experimentation. When revisiting the works of the modern artist in the collection of the museum, Bruscky once again reestablishes the path between France and Brazil, done so often by Vicente do Rego Monteiro. In a unique opportunity, it is possible to see, side-by-side, the intelligent humor and the sensitive look that connects two important generations of Brazilian art to international artists of fundamental relevance in the history of art.
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