GAMELEIRA, BRAZIL, October 20, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – â¢ Three of them are digital partnerships between Rio Grande do Sul and multimedia artist Alexandre Rangel from Brasilia;
â¢ The fourth, âRespiraÃ§Ã£oâ (which means âto breatheâ) in Portuguese, is already presented at the Prospectiva exhibition, presented at the Museu InimÃ¡ de Paula, in Belo Horizonte.
Sunday 31st, artist Carlos Vergara opens a new stage in his long career of exploring media and supports, with the exhibition of RespiraÃ§Ã£o, the first of a limited series of four unpublished works in NFT (Non-Fungible Token). Everything will be available virtually and for sale at the Miintme Museum, on the Miintme platform: https://miintme.io/. The work can already be seen in person on a monitor within the Prospectiva exhibition, at the Museu InimÃ¡ de Paula, Belo Horizonte, which is also on display via his Instagram (@museuinimadepaula).
NFTs are digital files saved on a blockchain (an online accounting database that keeps permanent and tamper-proof cryptocurrency records). Thus, the digital asset receives a unique and immutable code – like a serial number – which not only identifies it but also indicates to whom it belongs. As Carlos Campos, Marketing Manager at Miintme explains: âEvery time you turn something into NFT, you gain a whole ballast of cryptocurrency, which gives that scarcity value. This allows artists to have their work recognized in the digital world, as digital works of art. NFTs are another possibility in the art world â.
RespiraÃ§Ã£o comes from the memories of the tracks that Vergara, 79, from Rio Grande do Sul, saw in his wanderings in the 1950s through the SÃ£o Paulo Biennale, in the Valongo quay and on the tracks of the Santa Teresa tram, where he keeps his workshop in Rio de Janeiro.
Carlos Vergara: âIn this exhibition, I placed the delicate monotypes. The monotype is the oldest expressive form recorded in ancestral caves from prehistoric times. Ultimately, the effort is to produce something that can channel your brain and your heart. And the space was filled with the sound of the breath that is part of the digital room. It is looking towards the future and discovering personal and collective paths â.
In the process, the artist cuts the photos and adjusts them manually, creating a physical model which is then transformed into a three-dimensional object (with lenticular acrylic material) and virtual NFT content, creating new possibilities. In addition, RespiraÃ§Ã£o brings the recorded sound of the artist’s breathing, referring to the breath of life, an allusion to the fact that whatever medium an artist chooses to express themselves, it will always be a channel to bring the sensitivity of people. Already exhibited at the Prospectiva fair, the work will be available for sale on NFT from the 31st.
LAUNCH OF THE DIGITAL MUSEUM ON NOVEMBER 2
Then, on November 2 (Tuesday) and November 4 (Thursday), it will be time for two new drops (simultaneous releases on various media) by Carlos Vergara on NFT, this time in partnership with multimedia artist Alexandre Rangel, inspired by FeijÃ£o (‘Beans’ in English), one of the most emblematic works of the native of Rio Grande do Sul. Both will be available at the Miintme Museum, on the Miintme platform.
The first NFT is the Collection 1: DNA of FeijÃ£o – MutaÃ§Ã£o 01, which uses an innovative technique known as generative art, oscillating between the two-dimensionality of op-art on the digital screen and the fourth dimension of animation; then there will be the Collection 2: FeijÃ£o Germinado – MutaÃ§Ã£o 01, in which, from the possibilities of the computer code, a dialogue emerges between the creative programming of Alexandre Rangel and the sculpture of the bench in the shape of a grain.
Beans have been a particular theme for Vergara since the 1970s, when he directed the film “Hunger”, in super-8, which was set up as both a political manifesto and an experiment in the “Quase Cinema” movement. . It is in this context that the partnership with Rangel becomes even more organic, as Brasiliense takes up this movement using new technologies, such as those that include algorithms for the creation of images.
Carlos Vergara: âThe most interesting thing about this revival of the theme of beans is that we are again confronted with the same problems of the past, such as hunger and the economic difficulties of families. More than four decades later, beans are still a current political symbol. “
On the 6th (Saturday), the last drop of Carlos Vergara and Alexandre Rangel – at the Miintme Museum, on the Miintme platform – will be presented: it is the Collection 3: Fogo FÃ¡tuo – MutaÃ§Ã£o 01 (Fatuous Fire – Mutation 01), a computer remix of the gaucho painting. “The pixels on the canvas reproduce the brushstrokes with the dynamics and ferocity of fire in nature,” according to Rangel, from Brasilia.
The Prospectiva exhibition marks the reopening of the InimÃ¡ de Paula museum, closed due to the covid-19 pandemic, and is Carlos Vergara’s first solo exhibition in Minas Gerais, where he presents more than 80 works. The artist explained on his Instagram that he called the exhibition ‘Prospectiva’, because he likes to look to the future and even the old works that are in the exhibition express his gaze towards the to come up.
Carlos Vergara: âThe exhibition brings together a large body of work. The large panels that were at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro (MAM) are here, along with other paintings made during the forties, shrouds and sculptures. I also added two paintings from 1989 that were at the SÃ£o Paulo Biennale, when I decided to dive deep into monotypes with pigments from the region of the QuadrilÃ¡tero FerrÃfero de Minas, to which I had been presented by my deceased. friend Frans Krajcberg. In short, there is a lot of my life and my energy here â.
According to Carlos Campos, marketing manager of the Miintme platform, convincing Vergara to embark on the NFT adventure was a natural process. âSince the 1960s, when he started his work, he has been at the forefront of the Brazilian cultural movement. Vergara always brought new materials, he always had this concern for his art, he sought to innovate, by bringing new reflections, new ideas. And with digital art and with NFTs, it could not be otherwise: it is again ahead of its time, following this pioneering movement of digital art. Having artists like Carlos Vergara and Alexandre Rangel working with Miintme is a source of great happiness and pride for us. The two artists aren’t together by chance, and each other’s story connects at different times. Each NFT was designed and built with their collaboration, and I’m sure it’s one of the most amazing projects I’ve ever seen.
WHO IS CARLOS VERGARA:
Born in the city of Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, in 1941, Carlos Vergara began his career in the 1960s, when resistance to the military dictatorship was incorporated into the work of young artists. In 1965 he participated in the OpiniÃ£o 65 exhibition, at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, a landmark in the history of Brazilian art, highlighting the critical attitude of new artists towards reality. social and political period. . From this exhibition was born the Nova FiguraÃ§Ã£o Brasileira, a movement that Vergara integrated with other artists, such as AntÃ´nio Dias, Rubens Gerchmann and Roberto MagalhÃ£es, who produced works with strong political content. In the 1970s, his work underwent major transformations and began to conquer its own place in the history of Brazilian art, mainly with photographs and installations. Since the 1980s, paintings and monotypes have been at the heart of a journey of experimentation. New techniques, materials and thoughts give rise to contemporary works characterized by innovation, but without losing the identity and the certainty that the field of painting can be widened. In her career, Vergara has organized more than 180 individual and group exhibitions of her work.
WHO IS ALEXANDRE RANGEL:
Known as VJ Xorume, Alexandre Rangel is a multimedia artist, software developer and holder of a doctorate in visual arts and technology from UnB. According to the musician Gilberto Gil, Rangel is “a creator squared”, who developed the main tool of his artistic activity: an ingenious software for real-time video manipulation used by VJs around the world: the “Quase-cinema program “. The name is a tribute to the artist HÃ©lio Oiticica, who used the expression to designate “a field of transgressive experiences within the universe of media images and sounds or technically produced”. Rangel holds a doctorate in art and technology and conducts academic research on artistic expression with software code. Currently, the artist is represented by the Metaverse agency.
NFTS release: October 31, November 2, 4 and 6
Miintme Museum, Miintme platform: https://miintme.io/
October 31 – Vergara – Series Prospectiva
November 2 – Carlos Vergara and Alexandre Rangel – Collection 1: FeijÃ£o DNA – MutaÃ§Ã£o 01
November 4 – Carlos Vergara and Alexandre Rangel – Collection 2: FeijÃ£o Germinado – MutaÃ§Ã£o 01
November 6 – Carlos Vergara and Alexandre Rangel – Collection 3: Fogo FÃ¡tuo – MutaÃ§Ã£o 01
PROSPECTIVA exhibition – InimÃ¡ de Paula Museum
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FeijÃ£o DNA MutaÃ§Ã£o 01 NFT Carlos Vergara and Alexandre Rangel