MACRS presents an exhibition of new acquisitions from its Collection

MACRS presents an exhibition of new acquisitions from its Collection
MACRS presents an exhibition of new acquisitions from its Collection
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MACRS (Museum of Contemporary Art of Rio Grande do Sul), an institution linked to Sedac (Secretary of State for Culture), opens next Thursday (4), at 6pm, the exhibition “New Acquisitions: Paths to the MACRS Collection ”, as part of the museum’s 32nd anniversary celebrations. The exhibition will be at Galeria Sotero Cosme, located on the 6th floor of CCMQ (Casa de Cultura Mario Quintana).

Visitation will be available from April 5th to May 26th, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 7pm. Entry is free.

It is curated by Adriana Boff, Camila Schenkel Monteiro, Daniele Alana, Fernanda Albuquerque, Izis Abreu, Jaqueline Beltrame, Mariane Rotter and Mel Ferrari, members of the MACRS Collection and Curation Committee. The exhibition aims to highlight the criteria that guide the formation of an artistic collection, in addition to presenting the museum’s recent acquisitions and reflecting on the challenges faced in developing its acquisitions policy.

The creation of the MACRS Curation and Collection Committee in 2022 marked the beginning of a new management approach, focusing on diversity and representation. The exhibition seeks to correct historical inequalities in the collection, including works by racialized artists and strengthening the presence of already established artists. These measures reflect MACRS’s commitment to promoting diversity and equity in the appreciation of artistic production.

Furthermore, the exhibition seeks to strengthen the relationship between the museum’s collection and programming, aiming for sustainable growth in line with MACRS’ mission of becoming a reference in contemporary art. Entry is free and the exhibition will be on display until May 26th, at Galeria Sotero Cosme, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 7pm.

About the Project “+ Diversity in the Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rio Grande do Sul”

The Project “More Diversity in the Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rio Grande do Sul” aims to increase racial and gender representation in the MACRS collection, acquiring 30 works of art of different styles, techniques and themes, created exclusively by artists black, indigenous and transgender visuals. Furthermore, the project includes an exhibition with the acquired works and an extensive educational program focused on debate and reflection on the importance of racial, gender and territorial diversity and representation in the MACRS collection and in the artistic scene in general.

The article is in Portuguese

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