Scream, XXI Century Gallery XXI, MNBA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1996/1997
Created and organized due to the presence of the work “The scream” by Munch in Brazil, the exhibition brought together artists of several generations in the Gallery twenty-first century, the National Museum of fine arts. What it does resonate “Grito” in artists like Adriana Varejão, Antônio Dias, Ileana Hochmann, Iberê Camargo, Ivan Serpa, Rubens Gerchman among others, with such different paths?
In Brazil, in the 1960’s, receiving influences of the Dutch group Cobra, Ivan Serpa performs his famous “black phase”, and artists such as Antonio Dias discover the woodcuts of Goeldi. After the military coup, this and other young people were part of the “opinion 65” – one of the most striking moments in the history of Brazilian art. In the exhibition, Ileana Hochman in Scream occupies the space with objects, covered in part by the printed templates braided reinforcement, torn and stitched. Of the same generation, adds Días visceral and irony of Gerchman, silent scream from the depths of modern man is the proposal of the show.
“And the man of the 20th century, with its ‘flesh exposed and wound, not only screams in silence his anonymous drama, but also their desire for a more intense life’.”
José Thomaz Brum, philosopher and writer. (Brazil)