The convergence of art and design is the focus of the exhibition “Ruptura (Rupture)” that opens tonight at Espasso Annex and runs until November 6. The group “Ruptura”, formed by an international circle of artists residing in São Paulo in the early 1950’s, is well known for having founded the Brazilian Concrete art movement, calling for a break with naturalistic art and an emphasis on abstraction.
The exhibition is an original collaboration between the São Paulo based gallery Luciana Brito and the showroom Espasso for midcentury modern & contemporary Brazilian furniture. It is an in depth show with more than 50 drawings, paintings, sculptures, objects and photographs, as well as furniture and architectural and landscaping designs, by the group members: Geraldo de Barros, Waldemar Cordeiro, Luiz Sacilotto, Lothar Charoux, Kazmer Féjer, Leopoldo Haar, Anatol Wladyslaw, Judith Lauand and Hermelindo Fiaminghi.
What: Exhibition with works by São Paulo based Group Ruptura, collaboration between Luciana Brito Gallery and Espasso Annex.
Where: Espasso Annex (186 Franklyn Street – Manhattan)
When: September 6 – November 6. Opening reception: September 6 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM