currents - art and music

Return to Program: At Currents

2009-2011 News

2009-2011 Program

  • Shared and Divergent project (2009-2014): An exhibition in 2014 will feature works of art created by the artists' exchange residencies whereby Brazilian artists produce new work in China and Chinese artists do so in Brazil.
    • Marcos Chaves, from Rio de Janeiro, was in residence at Currents in the summer of 2011. (details)
    • Caio Reisewitz, an artist who works in the medium of photography, was in residence in 2009 and 2010. (details)
  • Sarina Tang curated an exhibition at the Hong Kong Arts Center featuring artists from Hong Kong, China, S. Korea, Japan, and Brazil (December 2009). Press coverage: South China Morning post (in English: page 1, page 2), Ta Kung Pao (in Chinese: 大公網)

2009-2011 Program Details Marcos Chaves

Marcos Chaves's immediate response to Beijing’s environment compelled him to create a large-scale work within the first week. By the end of his stay, he completed three large-scale works. He returned to Brazil with a thousand images and memories of new experiences, which he is distilling into a series of photographs, as well as some videos.

Marcos Chaves met Pearl Lam's "Living Buddha" with Sarina Tang, in Shanghai

Caio Reisewitz

Caio Reisewitz, artist from Sao Paulo, born in 1967, works in the medium of photography. He was educated in Brazil and in Germany and trained professionally in both countries. His depiction of landscape reveals mysteries in nature rarely captured by photographic lenses. He surfaces hidden layers, provoking in viewers a deep emotional engagement with the subject matter he portrays. The architectural subjects he photographs come alive, and the material used in the architecture--wood, metal, and glass--interact with their surface and dimensional planes. He brings his unique perspective even to widely photographed areas, like the Iguassu waterfalls or the buildings in Brasilia.

Rio de Janeiro-based Gabriela Maciel's works in sculpture, painting, installation video and photography explore physical transformations by deconstruction and reconstruction with the fluid influence of bodily movement, converted into palpable matter. Two works shown below (more info on gabrielamaciel.net).


São Paolo artist Lia Chaia brings together video, photography and performance art to examine the relationship between man-made structures and nature, and the immense power to create or destroy held by mankind and the natural world. Two works shown below (portfolio site in Portuguese has more).