Maurício Ianês “Silencer”

Y Gallery (319 Grand St.)

poster for Maurício Ianês “Silencer”

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Y Gallery, in conjunction with Galeria Vermelho-São Paulo, presents the first New York exhibition of Brazilian artist, Maurício Ianês. Ianês’ breadth of work is diverse, yet congruent, as it seeks to explore the issues inherent in the multifarious forms of language. Verbal, artistic and symbolic language shapes and defines our worldview, yet simultaneously fails at fully grasping its own structure of human interaction and communication. Within his performances, videos, sculptures and photographs, Ianes often subjugates these imperfections of language in relation to its opposite, silence. His works develop, present and re-contextualize the socio-political and power relations of language by virtue of its abuse, malfunction and distortion.

Mauricio Ianês was born in Santos, Brazil in 1973. His work has been exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiero; 29th and 28th Biennale of Sao Paulo; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Forum of Live Art, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Rencontre Internationale de L’Art Performance, Quebec, Canada; and the Museum of Image and Sound and Brazilian Art Museum, Sao Paulo; among many international solo and group exhibitions. Ianes has participated in multiple residency programs including Residence Cite des Arts, Paris, France; Quartier 21, Vienna, Austria; and Little Theatre, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Distinguishing honors include the 15th English Culture Award and second place in the Michelangelo II Talent Award, Sao Paulo. His work is part of numerous private and public collections.



from November 15, 2013 to December 23, 2013

Opening Reception on 2013-11-15 from 19:00 to 22:00

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