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  • Carlito Carvalhosa, Untitled, 1985, oil on canvas, 90 1/2 × 78 3/4". From Casa 7.

    Casa 7

    Pivô
    Av. Ipiranga 200, Loja 54 Edifício Copan
    June 13–August 29, 2015

    Curated by Eduardo Ortega

    In the early 1980s, Carlito Carvalhosa, Fabio Miguez, Paulo Monteiro, Rodrigo Andrade, and Nuno Ramos formed a studio collective and dubbed it Casa 7 (House 7), referring to their address in the Pinheiros neighborhood of São Paulo. The artists employed industrial house paint and craft paper to create their large-scale paintings so characteristic of that decade. Ten of these works (all from 1984–85) will be on view in this exhibition, providing a fresh angle from which to reassess their practice as part of the decade’s neo-expressionist turn. Thanks to a new documentary will delve into the artists’ and exhibition’s backstory, the show will move beyond painting to reveal the interdisciplinary matrix within which the group flourished.