14 feb 2013

"Examples to follow! – expeditions in aesthetics and sustainability" arrives in Sao Paolo, Brazil

After stops in Mumbai, Addis Ababa and Beijing, the exhibition "Exemplosa Seguir! Expedições em estética e sustentabilidade (Examples tofollow! – expeditions in aesthetics and sustainability)" is coming in Sao Paulo, Brazil which marks its 10th venue since originating in March, 2010 in Germany.
The exhibition will open on 21th February at Galeria Marta Traba,Memorial da América Latina, it brings in Brazil unprecedented exhibition, whose theme is the depletion of energy, climate change and the imminent decline of biodiversity in the world. The exhibition is a "cry" of consciousness for humanity, especially after the poor results of Rio +20.

Examples to Follow! aspires to encourage awareness of the cultural and aesthetic dimensions of sustainability. Over forty works represent the fields of art, design, architecture, and technology, and range from objects made out of recycled products, a project that matches needy Europeans with foster families in Africa or Asia, to a floating island on which fresh, potable water can be produced. The project curator Adrienne Goehler has selected the artists that dissolve the boundaries between activism, art and inventions that connect the experiences of environmental initiatives, with their artistic approach. Tereza de Arruda, is curator for Brazil, lives and works in Berlin.

They are part of the exhibition the following international artists: Ravi Agarwal (IND), Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla (US | CU), Néle Azevedo (BR), Joseph Beuys (GER), Richard Box (GB), Gerhard Bär (GER), Ines Doujak (A), Olafur Eliasson (DK), Galerie für Landschaftskunst (GER), Dionisio González (E), , Hermann Josef Hack (GER), Henrik Håkansson (S), Folke Köbberling & Martin Kaltwasser (GER), , Christian Kuhtz (GER), Jae Rhim Lee (KR | US), Till Leeser (GER), Sarah Lewison (US), Marlen Liebau | Marc Lingk (GER), Rudolf zur Lippe (GER), Ma Yongfeng (CHN), Petra Maitz (A), Renzo Martens (NL), Ayumi Matsuzaka (JP), Gerd Niemöller (GER), , Dan Peterman (US), , Clement Price-Thomas (US), Dodi Reifenberg (IL | GER), Gustavo Romano (AR), Michael Saup (GER), Ursula Schulz-Dornburg (GER), Dina Shenhav (IL), David Smithson (US), Robert Smithson (US), Superflex (DK), The Yes Men (US), Wang Jiuliang (CHN), Xing Danwen (CHN), Yang Shaobin (CHN), Zwischenbericht (GER). From Brazil are invited Marlene Almeida, Sonia Guggisberg, James Kudo, Shirley Paes-Leme and José De Quadros.

"Exemplos a Seguir! Expedições em estética e sustentabilidade "
Group show.
Curator: Adrienne Goehler and Tereza de Arruda
Opening: February 21, 2013 - 19h.
Duration: February 22 to April 7, 2013
Location: Galeria Marta Traba, Sao Paulo, Brazil 
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