Nazareth, Paulo b.1977 / Banana Market/ Art Market
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In 2011, after a voyage of several thousand miles through 15 countries in the Americas, Brazilian artist Paulo Nazareth arrived in Miami. Nazareth departed from Minas Gerais, Brazil and made his way north on foot and by bus. In a practice without preconceived strategies or formulas, Nazareth relied rather on the immediacy of life itself to create an impression of the overall shape of experience. He has spent thejourney elaborating a living body of work concerned with the web of human affairs and the social and personal ties that exist from household to household, village to village, and city to city throughout the Americas.

Paulo Nazareth's work draws on language, ideas, actions and objects in order to establish or reveal the bonds that exist between people and their surroundings. His subjects are often related to race, ideology and the unequal distribution of development and are underpinned throughout by a categorical vision of ethical life itself – one which puts in relief the affective ties that connect individual life with collective life, this moment with the next, the particular with the universal. In a practice that is both interdisciplinary and participatory, Nazareth embodies the idea of the artist as a sort of connector, a performative decoder or a kind of philosopher.

Throughout Nazareth's work, simple but strong gestures are used to evoke historical memory as well as highlighting social and economic tensions and class struggle – tensions especially apparent to him in Brazil and, more widely, in South America. Nazareth frequently blends notions of social justice and peaceful resistance with a dose of the absurd – underscoring the pitfalls awaiting those who believe in progress as a mechanical process versus a holistic one.

 


Paulo Nazareth (b.1977, Brazil)

Banana Market/ Art Market, 2011

1978 Volkswagen Van filled with one ton of bananas (replaceable) and 72 photos, two drawings,two wooden placards and one cardboard placard.
204 x 450 x 172 cm.
80 5/16 x 177 3/16 x 67 11/16 in.
Provenance:
Mendez Wood Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil Current Location:
USA - New Jersey S - M InstallationLatin America

exhibitions

"Everything You Are I Am Not": Highlights of the Tiroche DeLeon LATAM Collection, curated by Catherine Petitgas
MANA Glass Gallery, New Jersy, USA
May 2016 - August 2016

"Everything You Are I Am Not": Highlights of the Tiroche DeLeon LATAM Collection, curated by Catherine Petitgas
Mana Wynwood, Miami, US
December 2015

Mendez Wood Booth
Art Basel, Miami Beach, USA
December 2011

publications

Serge Tiroche
Artnow (Magazine), November 2016
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Everything You Are I Am Not: Latin American Art From The Tiroche DeLeon Collection
Juxtapoze Magazine (Online), June 2016
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Paddle8, Miami Musts: The Top 8 Unmissable Art Events for Collectors
Paddle8 (Online), December 2015
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Scout MacEachron, Spilled Bananas, Split Blades, and Books with Bullets: Eclectic Offerings at Mana Miami
Hyperallergic (Online), December 2015
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Sarah Cascone, Mana Contemporary Stuns With a Trifecta of Major Shows in Miami
Artnet (Online), December 2015
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Angie Kordic, Mana Contemporary Urban Art Projects Happening in Wynwood during Miami Art Week!
Wide Walls (Online), November 2015
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Artist Spotlight: Paulo Nazareth
The Tiroche DeLeon Collection (Online), December 31, 2013
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Simon Watson, The Simple Charisma of Paulo Nazareth
The Huffington Post (Journal), July 18, 2013
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Felicitas Rohden, Interview 05: Paulo Nazareth
Goethe institute brzilien - Studio visits (Online), July 10, 2012
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Enrique Limon, Artist Paulo Nazareth’s work is bananas
San Diego City Beat (Online), February 1, 2012
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Catherine Petitgas, Contemporary Art Brazil
TransGlobe Publishing (Book), 2012
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Natalie Hopkinson, Why Art Is Bananas
The Root (Online), December 28, 2011
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Caitlin Bruce, Looking for the Political at Art Basel
Art & Threat (Online), December 19, 2011
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Karen Rosenberg, Art Fair: Business Over Activism
New York Times (Newspaper), December 2, 2011
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Ellen Gameman, Art Basel Looks South
The Wall Street Journal (Journal), November 25, 2011
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Barbara Fernandez, Paulo Nazareth’s “Banana Market/Art Market” at Art Positions
New York Times (Online), 2011
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Oliver Basciano, Paulo Nazareth Ritualism and martyrdom...
Artreview (Online),
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