BURITI, which will open to the public on May 4, gathers unpublished studies developed by the Italian-Brazilian artist over the last four months
On Thursday, May 4, Inclusartiz Cultural Center opens to the public BURITI, a collection of new experiments by Italian-Brazilian artist Lucio Salvatore, which marks the conclusion of his residency period in the institution’s collective studio, in Gamboa, at the port area of Rio de Janeiro.
Along four months, Salvatore produced at Inclusartiz’s space the conceptual bases for the new assemblage of the exhibition Genic Flow (Fluxo Gênico), an individual exhibition inaugurated in 2022 at the Museum of the Environment at the Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro and which, this year, with the support of Instituto Inclusartiz, will travel to Europe taking fragments of Brazil’s biodiversity history. The results of these studies can be seen in BURITI.
“Last winter, I presented Genic Flow at the Museum of the Environment, with the support of Instituto Inclusartiz. President Frances Reynolds’ vision of promoting art production engaged with important contemporary issues was decisive for the development of my project, and has been fundamental at this moment when I am deepening the research to take the exhibition to Europe,” says.
Developed under the guidance of Inclusartiz’s curatorial team, the research presented at BURITI, which will occupy the Cultural Center’s second floor until May 28, features trees, fruits and seeds, outlining the richness of Brazilian flora.
“In my research, plants, which in art languages have historically played a role in the landscape, have become central protagonists of the narrative, sharing their stories of survival, migration, adaptation and coexistence, highlighting the importance of embracing the complexity of their histories”, explains the artist.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Lucio Salvatore is an Italian-Brazilian artist and economist whose work presents itself as a constellation of signs made up of concepts metamorphosed into fragmented bodies to deconstruct narratives that generate false expectations. His work presents itself as a constellation of signs composed of concepts metamorphosed into fragmented bodies and the deconstruction of identity narratives that generate false expectations about the other. From the experience of a foreigner in complex sociocultural contexts, with open wounds, a reflection arises on the liquid, invasive and transversal nature of the powers that generate these wounds, whose stories are told through art, lived as a path to understanding yes. His works are part of important public collections such as those of MAM-RJ, MAC Niterói, National Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of the Environment, Botanical Garden Research Institute and Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro.
BURITI, by Lucio Salvatore
Opening: Thursday, May 4, from 4 am to 8 pm
Weekly visitation: Tuesday to Sunday, from 11 am to 6 pm, until May 28
Inclusartiz Cultural Center – Rua Sacadura Cabral, 333, Gamboa