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Framer Framed

23 Apr 2022
19:00 - 21:00

Opening: The Silence of Tired Tongues

Framer Framed opens with a new exhibition on the 23rd of April!
The Silence of Tired Tongues, curated by Raphael Fonseca, presents the works of thirteen emerging artists born in Brazil. Participating artists; Julia Arbex, Aline Baiana, Arthur Chaves, Vitória Cribb, Benedito Ferreira, Estêvão Parreiras, Luana Vitra and Curator Raphael Fonseca will be present during the opening.

Exhibition Opening ‘The Silence of Tired Tongues’ by Raphael Fonseca – Photo: © Maarten Nauw / Framer Framed

Exhibition Opening
23 April 2022, 19:00 – 21:00

Artists

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

Curator: Raphael Fonseca
Exhibition Design: Juliana Prado Godoy


About the Exhibition

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.

Benedito Ferreira – ‘Despertáculo’, Exhibition Opening ‘The Silence of Tired Tongues’ by Raphael Fonseca. Photo: © Maarten Nauw / Framer Framed

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.


Supported by
Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap; Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst; Stadsdeel Oost.



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Exhibitions


Image for the exhibition The silence of tired tongues at Framer Framed

Exhibition: The Silence of Tired Tongues

Contemporary Art & Brazil

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Arthur Chaves

Artist

Vitória Cribb

Designer / Artist XR
Julia Arbex

Julia Arbex

Artist

Luana Vitra

Artist

Benedito Ferreira

Visual artist and researcher

Estêvão Parreiras

Artist

Raphael Fonseca

Curator and researcher

Aline Baiana

Artist

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