Vício impune: o artista colecionador [Harmeless vice: the artist as collector] Artur Barrio, Iole de Freitas, Paulo Pasta, Sérgio Camargo, Tatiana Blass, Thiago Martins de Melo, Tunga, Waltercio Caldas, Willys de Castro
Rua Fradique Coutinho
Galeria Millan and Galeria Raquel Arnaud are pleased to present the group exhibition curated by Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro. The exhibition will include a selection of nine represented artists, at both gallery spaces, around how their works and art collections dialogue with each other. The artist-collectors include: Artur Barrio (Porto, Portugal, 1945), Iole de Freitas (Belo Horizonte, MG, 1945), Paulo Pasta (Ariranha, SP, 1959), Sérgio Camargo (Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 1930 — 1990), Tatiana Blass (São Paulo, SP, 1979), Thiago Martins de Melo (São Luis, MA, 1981), Tunga (Palmares, PE, 1952 – Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 2016), Waltercio Caldas (Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 1946) and Willys de Castro (Uberlândia, MG, 1926 — São Paulo, SP, 1988).
The research that Pérez-Barreiro has carried out in recent years around art collecting finds a field of analysis within the context of this exhibition, where the viewer is invited to understand the nuances of different relationships between artists who collect art and their collections. With varying models, the practice of collecting is unique in each of the nine cases presented and essential for understanding each artistic production in its complexity. According to the curator, “The artists' collections can tell us not only about their own practice: What they see in the work of others that impacts them, but they are also often at the forefront of recognizing and valuing previously underestimated phenomena.” For this purpose, the two galleries have come together to present this exhibition.