Arte & curiosità dal mondo

Venice Art Biennale 2022 – Brazilian Pavilion by Jonathas de Andrade

Artist: Jonathas de Andrade
Title: Com o coração saindo pela boca / Con il cuore che esce dalla bocca
Installation view at: Venice Art Biennale 2022
Pavilion: Brazil
Curated by: Jacopo Crivelli Visconti
Photo Credits: Barbara Picci

Jonathas de Andrade bases his work on his profound interest in an authentically “popular” culture. The installation is linked together by an index of idiomatic expres- sions and sayings involving human body metaphors along with a series of artworks that materialise the extraordinary poetic charge of those sayings, making them tangible. Two huge ears placed at the pavilion’s entrance and exit allude to the popular expression Entrar por um ouvido e sair pelo outro, allowing the visitors to go “in one ear and out the other,” while an inflatable balloon, which invades the space at various moments during the day, refers to the expression: Coração saindo pela boca (the heart coming out of the mouth)…
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