THE LOST NATURE, WORKS FROM THE VIDEOBRASIL HISTORICAL COLLECTION
Curated by Gabriel Bogossian
In 1958, the Cuban poet José Lezama Lima published the first of two essays where the same fragment by Blaise Pascal –Once true nature is lost, anything can be nature– resonates as a statement on the illuminative role of poetry and its capacity of producing an image of the lost nature. Evoking Lezama Lima's reflection, The Lost Nature brings together works that, under different strategies, approach image production as a gesture of devolution of something long forgotten or lost –as a moment when the world, even after being lost, can once again reappear.
Participating artists and featured works:
Gabriel Bogossian (Rio de Janeiro, 1983) is deputy curator of Associação Cultural Videobrasil since 2016 and independent editor and translator. Since 2015 he has researched the representation of indigenous peoples in Brazil, integrating the production of images of contemporary art, journalism, and social movements. Bogossian curated the exhibitions Nada levarei quando morrer, aqueles que me devem cobrarei no inferno (Galpão VB, São Paulo, 2017), O museu inexistente n.1 (Funarte, São Paulo, 2017), project developed with the artist Victor Leguy, Tomorrow Everything will be Alright (Galpão VB, São Paulo, 2016), solo show by Akram Zaatari, Cruzeiro do Sul (Paço das Artes, São Paulo, 2015), and Transperformance 3: Corpo estranho (Oi Futuro, Rio de Janeiro, 2014), with Luisa Duarte. He contributes to Traço, Artelogie and BRAVO! magazines, and translated into Portuguese Americanism and Fordism, by Antonio Gramsci (Editora Hedra, 2008), and the novel Quiet Chaos, by Sandro Veronese (Editora Rocco, 2007), among others.