Italian-Brazilian artist is producing new works for the exhibition at the studio of Inclusartiz Cultural Center
In 2023, the solo exhibition “Gene Flow,” by Italian-Brazilian artist Lucio Salvatore, will tour Europe. Inaugurated in June 2022 at the Museum of the Environment, in the Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro, the exhibition, co-organized by Instituto Inclusartiz, will be presented next year in some European capitals.
In 2023, the solo exhibition “Genic Flow,” by Italian-Brazilian artist Lucio Salvatore, will tour Europe. Inaugurated in June 2022 at the Museum of the Environment, in the Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro, the exhibition, co-organized by Instituto Inclusartiz, will be presented next year in some European capitals.
“Last winter I presented the exhibition at the Museum of the Environment, with the support of Instituto Inclusartiz. President Frances Reynolds’ vision of supporting the production of art engaged with important contemporary issues was decisive for the development of my project, and it is being fundamental at this moment when I am deepening the research to bring ‘Gene Flow’ to Europe in 2023,” says the artist.
For this season, Salvatore is preparing new works to be included into the exhibition, as a development of his research. For such, he will use the studio at Inclusartiz Cultural Center as a workspace between December and mid-January 2023. During this period, the public will be able to closely follow his productive process.
“I am very privileged to be able to work in this special context, in the heart of Gamboa, overlooking the Harmony Square, surrounded by works of artists who faced the challenges of creation in this same place. And I am happy because, even though I’m working outside my studio, I feel at home, embraced by all the staff and collaborators of Instituto Inclusartiz,” he concludes.
About the exhibition
Inaugurated in June 2022, “Gene Flow” occupied the second floor of the Museum of the Environment in the Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro, with about 24 works inspired by scientific work carried out by the Research Directorate of the gardens. This was the second time that the artist, whose work focuses on multidisciplinary projects inspired on his condition as a foreigner, exhibited at the venue.
“In 2008, I presented my work for the first time in Rio de Janeiro, precisely at the Botanical Garden, on the 200th anniversary of its foundation, and I returned thinking of an exhibition in honor of the local scientific researchers, whose language and critical thinking, antidotes to self-referential pseudoscientific narratives, view the universe with respect, passion and empathy,” Salvatore declared at the time.
His production is seen as a research on the meaning of borders, the distance between what the individual perceives and the narrative created from this perception, as well as the expectation on which the judgments and mental categories that try to displace him to more uncertain and open territories are based. The exhibition is in line with one of the important traits of his poetics, which is based on his interest in “the process of building feelings and affections from the fabrication of narratives and expectations that are decisive when the issue is related to origin, identity and belonging”, Salvatore says.