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De Dentro e De Fora @MASP

Written by Trippe   
Wednesday, 24 August 2011 09:31

A few weeks back we were in Sao Paulo and had the honor of getting a behind the scenes of the upcoming show "De Dentro e De Fora" at one of South America's greatest museums MASP (photos). Our friend and Sao Paulo resident Flavio Samelo reports on the show which opened last week. Besides being a fine artist himself, Flavio is also the photo editor of the great Brazilian skate magazine VISTA.

This week in São Paulo, Brazil, one of the most important Museums of South America, the MASP, opens a super nice exhibition called “De Dentro e De Fora” which means something like “Inside Out, Outside In.” The exhibition features the amazing works of artists, JR (France), Swoon (USA), Invader (France), Remed (França), Point (Czech Republic), Defi (Argentina), Chu (Argentina), Tec (Argentina), and Bijari (Brazil).

"Point Vermelho" (detalhe), 2011 Ao fundo, "Linda Marinho de Oliveira", de JR

Space Invader

Swoon
"Iemanjá" (detalhe), 2011 Ao fundo, "Del Anarquismo al Comunismo" de Chu, Defi e Tec

It is a really nice show for any country in the world because all the artists involved have amazing works, and the museum itself is a piece of art. Also with artists from so many different cultures, and backgrounds the final result could not be anything other than amazing. The artists utilized the entire interior space of the museum to create works on a large scale. During the assembly process the museum was open for viewers to come, and watch the artists process. I think this is really cool; people do not usually get a chance to see the artists working, just the final work after the opening.

"Point Vermelho" (detalhe), 2011

Chu + Defi + Tec
"Capsula", 2011

Chu + Defi + Tec
"Capsula", 2011

All of the works are amazing, and full of details, and concepts. The wall of Remed stood out to me, and was beyond amazing. I admire his work a lot, and his perfection of graphic drawings. There was the incredible installation of JR, the numerous details of the works of Defi, Chu, and Tec, these three Argentinean artists made many works together, and one amazing installation showing Polar Bears packing mannequin Chinese workers, and shipping them worldwide. Swoon made a huge cut panel, and the sculptures of Point were in the middle of the museum so you could enter inside and interact and enjoy the space. Bijari is a collective of Brazilian artists that expanded the space of the museum with an amazing light bulb installation.

JR
"Linda Marinho de Oliveira", 2008

Chu
"Aldea" (detalhe), 2011 Ao fundo "Ciclo" de Remed

Remed
"Pássaro", 2011 Ao fundo, "Point Vermelho" de Point e "Aldea" de Chu

All of the pieces were amazing, but the work of Invader toke the exhibition to another level. He got a map of the city, made his work on the streets, made photos of each one, made a point on the map and displayed this in the museum, simple right? No. São Paulo is a massive monster of a city, almost 20 million people, full of buildings everywhere, and to make what he did, the way he did, was insanely good! Here in São Paulo street art is massive, there are works everywhere on all the walls, and Invader made his works as if he were a local. The places that he chose, location on the wall, the colors, the idea of each one, I almost think that he is 50% Paulista (someone that born in São Paulo), hahahaha!!

Map to Invaders outdoor pieces throughout Sao Paulo, Brazil

(detail) Map to Invaders outdoor pieces throughout Sao Paulo, Brazil

Remed
"Ciclo" (detalhe), 2011

Chu + Defi + Tec
"Del Anarquismo al Comunismo", 2011

Chu + Defi + Tec
"Los niños salvarán el mundo" (detalhe), 2011

Also the production company made a super nice work-in-progress website showing photos, and videos from the making-of. There is a flickr as well with a lot of nice stuff. I made a few panoramics just to show how big the space is, and to show the scale of the works made inside of the museum. This is something really nice from this exhibition as well, since all the artists made such fantastic works inside and out, the only one way to cover it all is via internet! So go browse, take a look at the website and enjoy: http://dedentroedefora.com/en/ (English version)

“De Dentro e De Fora”
September 18th, 2011 to December, 12th, 2011
At M.A.S.P. (Museu de Arte de São Paulo – Assis Chateaubriand)
Avenida Paulista, 1578 - São Paulo/SP – Brazil
55 11 3251-5644

Words and photos: Flavio Samelo
Photos: dedentroedefora

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