“Ainda não” by André Mendes on exhibition at the Matéria gallery
The Brazilian artist is for the first time in Italy, at the Matéria Gallery in Rome, with his solo show "Ainda não". Discover more here!
Born in 1979, André Mendes was born in Curitiba (Brazil) and trained artistically between his country and Spain. Now, ten years after his first individual international exhibition, he arrives in Italy with a solo show that will overturn your conception of contemporary art. To host “Ainda não” (Not yet) until September 21 is Matéria, the gallery of contemporary art in Rome that for 4 years now is committed to promoting expressions related to contemporary artistic research, with a program designed to encourage experimentation and research.
The spaces of Matéria lose their classic role of the exhibition gallery, becoming a place of creation, breaking down the boundary between laboratory and exhibition. But it is not the only border that is abolished, even the border between installation, sculpture, painting, and drawing becomes increasingly blurred.
“Ainda não” shows us how a place can lose its canonical guise and reappear to the public in another form, with the aim of making the viewer part of the creative process.