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'The Silence of Tired Tongues' (2022). Foto: © Eva Broekma / Framer Framed
'The Silence of Tired Tongues' (2022). Foto: Eva Broekma / Framer Framed
Luana Vitra – 'Bare wire, confusion bait' (2021-2022), 'The Silence of Tired Tongues' (2022). Foto: Eva Broekma / Framer Framed
'The Silence of Tired Tongues' (2022). Foto: © Eva Broekma / Framer Framed
'The Silence of Tired Tongues' (2022). Foto: © Eva Broekma / Framer Framed

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.

Participating Artists
Julia Arbex,
Aline Baiana,
Sofia Caesar,
Arthur Chaves,
Vitória Cribb,
Benedito Ferreira,
Rodrigo Martins,
Estêvão Parreiras,
Tiago Sant’Ana,
Wisrah Villefort,
Luana Vitra,
Yuli Yamagata.

Raphael Fonseca

Exhibition Design
Juliana Prado Godoy

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.

Artist interviews
Watch the interviews with the artists HERE.


Framer Framed
Oranje-Vrijstaatkade 71
1093 KS, Amsterdam

23 April 2022, 19:00-21:00

Opening times
Tuesday – Sunday, 12:00-18:00u
Free entree

Supported by
Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap; Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst; Stadsdeel Oost.
Aline Baiana’s work was made with the support of Berlin Artistic Research Grant Programme.


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Opening: The Silence of Tired Tongues
With Julia Arbex, Aline Baiana, Arthur Chaves, Vitória Cribb, Benedito Ferreira, Estêvão Parreiras, Luana Vitra & Raphael Fonseca


photo of Juliana Prado Godoy

Juliana Prado Godoy

Photo of Tiago Sant'Ana

Tiago Sant’Ana

Visual artist and curator
photo of wisrah villefort

Wisrah Villefort

Photo of Yuli Yamagata

Yuli Yamagata

Photo of Rodrigo Martins

Rodrigo Martins


Arthur Chaves

Photo of Sofia Caesar

Sofia Caesar


Vitória Cribb

Designer / Artist XR
Julia Arbex

Julia Arbex

Photo of artist Tadaskia



Luana Vitra


Benedito Ferreira

Visual artist and researcher

Estêvão Parreiras


Raphael Fonseca

Curator and researcher

Aline Baiana