BRUSSELS.- Galeria Jaqueline Martins
announced the opening of a new gallery space in Brussels, Belgium in October 2020.
Since its inception in São Paulo in 2011, Galeria Jaqueline Martins has had a distinctly international outlook, bringing pioneering and often overlooked historic Brazilian artists to international prominence for the first time. The Belgium outpost will be the gallerys first permanent presence outside of Brazil.
Galeria Jaqueline Martins will open in Brussels on 17 October, inaugurated by a solo exhibition showcasing the work of Hudinilson Jr. (1957 2013), one of the foremost Brazilian artists of his generation; renowned for his influence on the development of Brazils art scene between 1970-2000, and for his active role in collectives and experimental shows. Hudinilson Jr. pioneered xerography in Brazil during the late 1970s, making fragmented copies of his own nude body parts using a Xerox machine a technique he would become most known for later on.
Jaqueline Martins, Founder and Director says: We are excited to realise our long-held plan to open a second space in Brussels, despite the challenges of 2020. We feel more than ever that it is the right time to forge ahead with our expansion, in order to bring us in closer dialogue with audiences and artistic production in Europe.
Since 2011, the gallerys primary purpose has been to encourage and support conceptual, process-driven art practices with critical, often subversive outlooks and contemporary concerns. A key strand of the gallerys activity delves into the artistic experimentation and languages of Brazils dictatorship era particularly the 1970s and 1980s and the important relationship between this historic period and contemporary art making. By incorporating visionary research and practices into its exhibitions program, Galeria Jaqueline Martins remains at the cutting-edge of the contemporary scene, while rekindling the debate on artistic action as a contact zone at which aesthetic, social, and political change is exercised. In addition to its representation of historically important artists, the Gallery fiercely encourages artmaking and experimentation by the young contemporary artists on its roster, in conversation with the rich heritage of conceptual art.
Yuri Oliveira, Partner of Galeria Jaqueline Martins Brussels says, We are looking forward to extending our rigorous, research-led program in the new Brussels venue, with the aim of deepening contemporary understanding of multidisciplinary Brazilian practices among European audiences. The gallery program will draw connections between our artists and movements such as Brazilian cinema novo and Brazilian dance, fashion and music, connecting these practices with European art movements and practices.