Untitled, from the News from the Americas series, 2012 - Paulo Nazareth

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About Untitled, from the News from the Americas series

The series Noticias de America is the result of a year's elaboration of a living body of work concerned with the web of human affairs and the social and personal ties that exist from household to household, village to ...

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The series Noticias de America is the result of a year's elaboration of a living body of work concerned with the web of human affairs and the social and personal ties that exist from household to household, village to village, and city to city on both sides of the Rio Grande. Through documented performances, social sculptures, drawings, and biographical portraits in video and film, Nazareth reveals an unseen vision of the Americas—uncovering a plurality of overlapping Americas and a profusion of ways of being. In a practice without preconceived strategies or formulas, Nazareth relies on the immediacy of life itself to create an impression of the overall shape of experience and being.

Throughout the work, simple but poignant gestures are used to evoke personal and historical memory and to observe social, political, and economic inequalities present throughout the Americas. In Noticias de America, the artist blends notions of social justice and peaceful resistance with a dose of the absurd—flowing between solemn contemplation and the lighthearted joy of being alive.

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About the Artist

About Paulo Nazareth

Paulo Nazareth's work draws on language, ideas, actions and objects in order to establish or reveal the bonds that exist between people and their ...Read More
Paulo Nazareth's work draws on language, ideas, actions and objects in order to establish or reveal the bonds that exist between people and their surroundings. His subjects are often related to race, ideology and the unequal distribution of development and are underpinned throughout by a categorical vision of ethical life itself — one which puts in relief the affective ties that connect individual life with collective life, this moment with the next, the particular with the universal. In a practice that is both interdisciplinary and participatory, Nazareth embodies the idea of the artist as a sort of connector, a performative decoder or a kind of philosopher.

Throughout Nazareth's work, simple but strong gestures are used to evoke historical memory as well as highlighting social and economic tensions and class struggle—tensions especially apparent to him in Brazil and, more widely, in South America. Nazareth frequently blends notions of social justice and resistance with a dose of the absurd—underscoring the pitfalls awaiting those who believe in progress as a mechanical process versus a holistic one.Read Less

Untitled, from the News from the Americas series, 2012

Paulo Nazareth

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7.90" x 10.20" $800
Edition of 10

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Photograph on cotton paper.

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Untitled, from the News from the Americas series

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