With more than 100 works, the exhibition "Sounds of Bispo do Rosário" at the Oscar Niemeyer Museum introduces the legacy of the renowned artist in dialogue with other figures who were strongly influenced by his work.


The exhibition brings together more than 100 works and puts in dialogue the legacy of Arthur Bispo do Rosário with other artists whose creative processes were influenced by him and by life at the Colônia Juliano Moreira, where the artist spent most of his life as a resident. The exhibition is curated by Luiz Gustavo Carvalho.


Installations, objects, collages, assemblages and banners, characteristic of Arthur Bispo do Rosário, dialogue with the visual work of Antônio Bragança, Stella do Patrocínio, Leonardo Lobão, Paulo Nazareth, Marlon de Paula, Rick Rodrigues, Eduardo Hargreaves, Fernanda Magalhães and Guilherme Gontijo Flores.


Evoking the sound and poetic aspects present in the artist's work, the works in the exhibition dialogue with the visual, performative and poetic work of other artists in the exhibition, making evident the impact of his legacy on the contemporary art scene.

Arthur Bispo do Rosário (1909-1989) was an inmate at Colônia Juliano Moreira (RJ), one of the largest psychiatric hospitals in Brazil in the last century, for most of his life. He lived with several stigmas of social marginalization still in force in our society - black, poor, crazy, isolated in an asylum - and managed, in his geniality, to subvert the exclusionary logic proposed, based on his work.


His cell at Núcleo Ulisses Vianna, instead of being a place of confinement, became a studio and research space. For years, the artist undid the blue uniforms of the asylum, in an act of subversion and lucidity against the prison of the asylum, and then transformed them, embroidering, joining, repairing, writing, hiding and creating catalogs and cartographies that go beyond the boundaries between the real and the imaginary, the visible and the invisible, the conscious and the unconscious.

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