A few centimeters from the ground
Arthur Bispo do Rosário
The vast universe of Arthur Bishop do Rosário is presented in the exhibition "A few centimeters from the ground" through objects, miniatures and assemblages, which allow the public to understand the deep and complex personality of this artist. "Through a simple chair, incorporated into the artistic universe of one of the most expressive Brazilian artists of the 20th century, art brings the most poignant response to the madness committed by Brazilian society in all the manicomial spaces of the country", comments the curator of the exhibition Luiz Gustavo Carvalho.
Arthur Bispo do Rosário spent most of his life in a psychiatric hospital, the Colônia Juliano Moreira in Rio de Janeiro. Defending his works with obstinacy, seeing as a mission to catalog "all the material existing in the Land of Men" to save him on the day of Judgment, he kept in his cell objects, often embroidered with strands shredded from the blue uniforms of the hospice, in an act of subversion and lucidity against the manicomial prison. Although he never considered himself an artist, Arthur Bispo do Rosário's work included some of the world's most important exhibitions, such as the São Paulo Biennal and the Venice Biennale, as well as being exhibited at Jeu de Paume Museum (Paris) and the Museum of Modern Art in New York (USA).
First presented in 2016, during the fifth edition of Festival Artes Vertentes: International Arts Festival of Tiradentes, the exhibition "A few centimeters from the ground" is held in partnership with the Museum Bishop of Rosario.
Curatorship Luiz Gustavo Carvalho
Tiradentes - MG
Festival Artes Vertentes
Campinas - SP
April 28th until June 24th of 2017
São José dos Campos - SP
June 30th until August 19th of 2017
Itapetininga - SP
August 25th until October 7th of 2017
São José do Rio Preto - SP
October 13th until December 2nd of 2017