Feche os Olhos e Veja
Close your eyes and see, an excerpt from the book Ulysses (1922), by James Joyce, was the inspiration for the homonymous collective of Galeria Almeida e Dale. Curated by Galciani Neves, the exhibition brings together works by 39 artists from different generations, such as Claudia Andujar, Lygia Pape, Leonilson, Mira Schendel, Tomie Ohtake and Tunga, among others.
The exhibition invites the public to reflect on the vision, the look, the construction and deconstruction of the visible. The exhibition context, with more than 50 works, exposes the relationship of the absence of the ability to see with the formation of knowledge, perceptions and truths about the world. An example is the Pinturas Cegas series, by Tomie Ohtake, produced between 1959 and 1962, which composes the exhibition and shares Joyce's ideas.
According to the curator, “this deconstruction of seeing, which is denied as a phenomenon of encounter with the truth and as the founder of hegemonic narratives, intends to propose, through the diversity of the artists' works, hypotheses that reposition the processes of registration and sharing of thought as deviant gestures from categorizing rhetoric and that do not intend to produce assertive arguments. ”
Close your eyes and see highlights, however, the different manifestations about the acts of perceiving, understanding, feeling and subjective reactions that are not based on absolute truths.