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Exhibition "Infants: a truth"

2015

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The visual artist based in Xanxerê, Magda Vicini, exposed her recent work, "Childhood: A Truth", from June 12 to July 5, at Espaço Oficina / Galeria Estúdio in Cacupé, Florianópolis, Brazil. The event it was an action of the Extension Program NUPEART - Center of Arts of UDESC in Partnership with the Space Workshop-Gallery Studio, both under the coordination of the teacher and plastic artist Rosana Bortolin.
Conceptually and methodologically, Magda proposes what she calls "lectio lectio lector", from the Latin, "reading a reader", in this case the reader is the artist who revisits works of Crucifixes consecrated by the History of Art, in artists such as Giotto, El Greco, Salvador Dalí and Fra Angelico, extolling their vision of crucifixion of childhoods in Brazil and in the world.
Technically, Magda uses photographs that suffer interference from vinyl paint and glue, proposing another possibility of connecting painting and photography, and in some works, it becomes almost imperceptible to change from one language to another, both for the quality of the papers used, ability of the artist and composition proposed in each work.
The technical software production of the reproductions that served as support for the creation of Magda were realized by the designer Bianca Vicini Bonotto.
Unlike the Italian photographer Erik Ravello, who in his series "Intocables" (2014), photographs crucified children, Magda Vicini philosophically works the concept of post-human-humanity. In addition to the artistic images of crucifixion, she widens her gaze to the geographical and political continents of Brazil and the world, and, from images of political and social institutions, widens her gaze to "the Other/other" reflected in the Childhoods she presents.
"I propose to expose the vision of a truth that is uneasy, without concealment or simulations that only art proposes to unveil, and assumes," says the artist. And it still reveals: "... and what should be full, careful, protected, happy, indeed becomes ambiguous, obtrusive, contradictory. But are the images of childhood "cute", "shocking", "thought-provoking", "beautiful", "shameless"? ... and the human remains behind him ... forgetting, failing, fearless by his own intelligence. "Do we need to be better?"