Largo das Artes is pleased to invite to the final show which marks the end of another cycle of their International Residency Programme. On this occasion, German artist Gabi Schillig will present her experiences and works in process, bringing together photos, videos and a rhizomatic structure, designed in the form of a spatial and tactile installation.
During her residency at Largo das Artes, Schillig observed some intermediate states of nature and culture - inner and outer worlds - and tried to explore "the other" and the parallel existence of different realities. Fabrics and ropes have become the main elements of a variety of artistic experiments developed by the artist, which culminates in her own investigation of the "transitional space", as far out in the landscape of Rio de Janeiro, as within the space of her studio at Largo das Artes. Like a rhizomatic organism (Deleuze & Guattari) it establishes a multiplicity of non-hierarchical connections and relations. Through contention the free fluxes of movement and energy transformations new forms and inherent spaces can be achieved.
Located in the old downtown area of Rio de Janeiro, Largo das Artes is an independent contemporary art center, art studios, a gallery and a residency programme.