24 Apr –
21 Aug 2022
Exhibition: The Silence of Tired Tongues
The Silence of Tired Tongues, curated by Raphael Fonseca, presents the works of thirteen emerging artists born in Brazil. The artworks in the group exhibition bring together a sense of ‘saudade’, which can be translated as a mixture of melancholy and longing.
The exhibition’s title comes from a popular song recorded in 1972 by the legendary singer Elis Regina, titled ‘Casa no campo’ (House in the country) and composed by Tavito and Zé Rodrix. The lyrics are an elegy to quietness in a world that was already in a state of excessive turmoil — during that period Brazil was under an oppressive military dictatorship.
The song becomes relevant again fifty years later, in part because of a political climate defined by exclusion, oppression and exploitation. Still, this title echoes an existential view — who among us, globally, isn’t weary from the unrest we have both experienced and witnessed in recent years?
The Silence of Tired Tongues invites both artists and the public to think with silence and tiredness in bursts of colours, words, and narratives made of moving image and sound. The exhibition is extended until the 21st of August 2022.
Free Audio Tour
During your visit you can listen to the audio tour, narrated by Curator Raphael Fonseca, explaining the artworks and the exhibition.
Watch the interviews with the artists HERE.
1093 KS, Amsterdam
23 April 2022, 19:00-21:00
Tuesday – Sunday, 12:00-18:00u
Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap; Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst; Stadsdeel Oost.
Ecology / Colonial history / Political Climate /