Public Talk with Renato Bezerra de Mello

Thursday, October 16th at 7pm
[free entry]

In this meeting, the artist will talk about all the paths he has travelled through to create his instalation at Pombal Palace: the first idea; all the uncertainties; the choices; what was left behind. He will also relate this new piece with others he already created, as well as point out recurrences in his artistic practice: the manufacture; the passage of time; the memories of people and materials. Renato sees himself as a silent storyteller. And a curious in relation to the relations the spectator establishes while meeting his inventions.

Renato Bezerra de Mello, 1960. It is the universe of memories, prints and reproductions that Renato develops its work, constituting what we might calls a fictional memory, which refers to the notion of a history of art that is not oriented only by formal criteria, but as representation of themselves. Trained in architecture, in Recife, Renato developed his professional life in Rio de Janeiro, turning first to the conservation and restoration of listed buildings.

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