GUGA FERRAZ / Maranhão, Nov 15, 2014 – Jan 24, 2015
On the 15th of November A GENTIL CARIOCA opens the exhibition MARANHÃO, by Guga Ferraz. The artist works with urban interventions and this is his second individual exhibition at the gallery. After carrying out various interventions using the street as his medium, Guga Ferraz will occupy A GENTIL CARIOCA with original works of sculpture, bringing “chronicles” on current issues such as violence, politics and protests to the exhibition space.
In 2007, Guga Ferraz occupied the external wall of the A GENTIL CARIOCA gallery with the work “Cidade dormitório” (Dormitory Town). Eight stories of bunk beds were installed on the “Parede Gentil”, the outer wall of the gallery. On the opening day, artists, children and passers-by occupied these beds installed in a public space, subsequently they were occupied by the homeless, creating an unexpected flux of visitation to the artwork.
Recently, Guga Ferraz presented the work “As far as the sea came, up to where Rio would go – praia da Lapa” at FUNARTE, a line made of salt which outlined the contour of the extinct Lapa beach. He also presented the work “As far as the HILL came, up to where Rio would go”, where he built walls of black earth and wood representing the location of the Morro do Castelo, which was levelled in 1921.