March 22nd to April 20th 2019
Uma danca imoderada. Uma boca que devora
An immoderate dance. A devouring mouth
Euripides' Greek tragedy is the starting point to artist Regina Parra's first solo show at Galeria Millan. She presents three original sets of paintings, neon lights, a video and a performance which was made in partnership with artist Ana Mazzei and nine other women.
The title of the exhibition is in the singular form, suggesting the artist's interest lies not on the plot of the theater play, but mainly on one character: the baccha.
Untamable and lustful, the baccha is, furthermore, a political being.
In a country where women are battered, assaulted and executed on a daily basis, the statement of the power of the female body may be a possibility of escape and resistance.
Coming out as open-lustful-body. Remaining open-lustful-body, in spite of everything.
Eroticism as strength, courage, resistance.
About the artist:
1984, São Paulo, SP. Lives and works in São Paulo, SP.
Regina Parra practices painting, photography and video. Her current poetic establishes relationships between theater, body and female vulnerability.
In recent years, she has held solo shows at: Galeria Millan, São Paulo, SP (2016); Pivô, São Paulo, SP (2014); Galeria Effearte, Milan, Italy (2012), among others.
Her work has been featured in countless group shows, among which stand-out: BRAZIL, Knife in the Flesh PAC Milano, Milan, Italy, (2018) and 8ª Mostra 3M de Arte no Largo da Batata, (2018) with her work in neon light I Must Go On / I Can't Go On / I Have to Go On / I Will Go On.
Her work The Great Chance, was recently enlisted in Pinacoteca de São Paulo's collection through the program Patronos da Arte Contemporânea and it's being exhibited at the museum to June 17th.
She has been awarded for the Fábrica de Arte Marcos Amaro's occupation edict, where she has recently presented the exhibition Still I Rise.
In 2018 she took part in the artistic residency program Residency Unlimited, in New York, USA; in 2012 she was granted the Videoart Prize from Fundação Joaquim Nabuco and nominated to the Emerging Artist Award, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, USA.
Regina Parra - Baccha
Rua Fradique Coutinho, 1416, Vila Madalena, São Paulo, SP
Phone: + 55 11 30316007
Opening: March 21st 2019, Thursday, from 7PM to 10 PM
Dates: March 22nd to April 20th 2019
Hours: Tuesdays to Fridays, from 10AM to 7PM; Saturdays, from 11AM to 6PM
All ages admited; free admission
Air conditioning and 3 parking spaces provided
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