Galeria Fortes Vilaça presents “Tertúlia”, an exhibition which brings together works of women artists who integrate and / or integrated into the trajectory of the gallery over its 15 years of operation. Recent and historical works are mixed with archival documents – including reports, photos and postcards – from an affective selection of inventory from Gallery.
In a moment eagerly discussed on female representation in culture, it is important to celebrate the role played by women in the history of Brazilian art. It is a tradition that has several renowned artists whose works reverberate today in the art scene, nationally and internationally: Tarsila do Amaral, Anita Malfatti, Maria Martins, Lygia Clark, Mira Schendel, among many others. Similarly, it is impossible not to mention the numerous professionals, who signed as important curators, gallery owners and academic. The history of women’s Galeria Fortes Vilaca covers these historical achievements while maintaining its legacy in contemporary art.
The exhibition was designed by the team itself and presents works by Adriana Varejao, Agnieszka Kurant, Alejandra Icaza, Beatriz Milhazes, Erika Verzutti, Jac Leimer, Janaina Tschäpe, Leda Catunda, Lucia Laguna, Marina Rheingantz, Marine Hugonnier, Rivane Neuenschwander, Sara Ramo, Tamar Guimarães, Valeska Soares and others. Tertúlia is a feminine noun that means meeting / group of friends or family and also literary lectures and condenses the intention of the choice of works and exhibition theme.
- Exhibition view, 2016. Photo: Eduardo Ortega, Courtesy of Galeria Fortes Vilaça
- Leda Catunda, Ju e todo pessoal, 2006. Photo: Eduardo Ortega, Courtesy of Galeria Fortes Vilaça
- Adriana Varejão, Big Polvo Color Wheel I, 2015. Photo: Jaime Acioli, Courtesy of Galeria Fortes Vilaça