Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, Galeria Luisa Strina, and Sé announce O Canto do Bode, an unprecedented and collaborative exhibition that presents, during the summer and in two distinct acts, works by 32 artists represented and 4 guests invited by the galleries at the Casa da Cultura da It holds.
The exhibition is structured like a theater play, takes place in two acts – the first opens on June 22nd and the second on July 29th –, it has a scenography specially designed by artist João Maria Gusmão and a narrative that unfolds simultaneously in the audience, stage, and backstage.
The title refers to the Greek term tragoedia – tragos (“goat”) and oidé (“song”) – and celebrates the Brazilian tradition of sacralizing the profane and profaning the sacred, deconstructing the dichotomy between the Dionysian and the Apollonian, which is addressed by Friedrich Nietzsche in The Birth of Tragedy (1872).
The project will occupy the former Casa da Cultura cinema, which is managed by the Herdade da Comporta Foundation, and “is the result of an unprecedented collaboration between the three Brazilian galleries, from different generations, which join global initiatives to build new models of performance, in a unique context in the arts circuit”, explains Maria Ana Pimenta, international director of Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel.
The exhibition O Canto do Bode opens its first act on Tuesday, June 22, between 12:00 and 20:00, and remains on display at the Casa da Cultura da Comporta, Rua do Secador 8, until August 29, with the second act to start on the 29th of July.
It can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday and admission is free, subject to mandatory use of a face mask and compliance with the DGS rules regarding space occupation and physical distance.