Ponto, linha, tecitura
3+1 Arte Contemporânea is pleased to present the most recent solo show by Rosana Ricalde titled Ponto, linha, tecitura.
Oftentimes taking the written word as a starting point, Rosana Ricalde’s practice focuses on the shift from the literary to the visual form – appropriating elements of text, calligraphy, semantics, and semiotics – in a process that bridges visual poetry and drawing. Naturally, the interest in patterns and symbols is recurrent throughout her work, from the complex mandalas in her series Tapetes Persas, the geometric labyrinths of Mil e Uma Noites, to the henna drawings that adorn Histórias da Palma da Mão. Rosana Ricalde explores and reveals the stories and languages hidden in these motifs, many times associated with collective memory and oral tradition.
For this exhibition, the artist reverberates her 2016 installation O Tecido de Penélope (Penelope’s weave) – a copious fabric of paper where we found an exchange of letters between Penelope and Odysseus, a metaphor between weaving and writing. In 2020, the artist presents a series of paintings inspired by traditional crivo embroidery, extending her research on the narrative and linguistic possibilities of handiwork. Here, the lacy designs relegate to the orality traditionally linked to the collective moments between stitches, the stories passed down from generation to generation. The detail and minutiae of the mesh is, once again, metaphorically linked to the writing process, a link which is then reflected in the exhibition’s title itself – Ponto, linha, tecitura (Point, line, weave).
Rosana Ricalde (1971, Niterói) lives and works between Rio de Janeiro and Coimbra. She has a bachelor’s degree in Engraving from the School of Fine Artes, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. In 2008 she completed an artistic residency for the V Bienal de Arte e Cultura, São Tomé e Príncipe, and at Eko Susak, Island of Susak, Croatia; and in 2005 for the Perambulações at Rotterdam, Netherlands. She was awarded the Prémio CNI, SESI Marcantonio Vilaça in its third edition. Selected solo and colective exhibitions are: FPM#1: Obras da Coleção PLMJ, Fundação PLMJ, Lisbon (2019); Rios do Rio, National History Museum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2019); Palavras Compartilhadas, SESC Cultura, Mato Grosso & SESC Corumbá, Brazil (2018); O tecido de Penélope, 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, Portugal (2016); The Art of Storytellers, curadoria de Selene Wendt, MAC Niterói, Brazil (2016); Mind the Map, Galleri F15 Punkt ø, Moss, Norway (2014); The Storytellers: Narratives in International Contemporary Art, Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway (2012); Aurora, Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2012); Territórios Imaginários, Museu de Arte Murilo Mendes, Juiz de Fora, Brazil (2012); As Cidades Invisíveis, Art Positions, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, USA (2011); MAPPAMUNDI, Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal (2011); Entre Abierto, Bienal de Cuenca, Equador (2011); Ya sé leer, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wilfredo Lam, Havana, Cuba (2011);and O Lugar da Linha, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói, Brazil (2010). Her artworks are in both public and private international collections such as: Museu de Arte Contemporânea Dragão do Mar, Fortaleza, Brazil; Museu de Arte Moderna Aloísio Magalhães, Recife, Brazil; Coleção Gilberto Chateaubriand, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Coleção Banco Itaú SA, São Paulo, Brazil; Coleção SESC Nacional, Brazil; Coleccíon Patrícia Phelps de Cisneros NY/Caracas; Colección FEVAL, Spain; Colección Otazu, Spain; and Fundação PLMJ, Lisbon, Portugal.
25.09.20 → 14.11.20
Opening 25.09.20, 14h → 20h