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Cabelo

Galeria Paulo Fernandes

Cabelo’s work first gained notoriety in 1996, when he took part in “Antarctica artes com a folha,” a landmark exhibition in São Paulo that introduced a new generation of Brazilian artists after that of Ernesto Neto, Adriana Varejão, and Rosângela Renno and which includes Rivane Neuenschwander, Marepe, Laura Lima, José Damasceno, Jarbas Lopes, and Sandra Cinto. In 1997, Cabelo (“hair” in Portuguese) took part in Documenta X, where he presented an intricate performance involving actors, an aquarium, and threads that connected the participants and were set on fire.

The works shown here were part of Cabelo’s ongoing production of drawings made on thin pieces of cotton fabric. This time the artist used mostly white fabric (along with a few pieces in bright orange), on which he drew with gentian violet, a purple dye commonly used as a bactericide and fungicide.The exhibition was held at Galeria

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