Geléia Geral by Algures Escola de Joalheria Contemporânea at the 2nd Lisbon Contemporary Jewellery Biennial 2024

Exhibition  /  26 Jun 2024  -  30 Jun 2024
Published: 21.06.2024
Geléia Geral by Algures Escola de Joalheria Contemporânea at the 2nd Lisbon Contemporary Jewellery Biennial 2024.
Museum of Portuguese Decorative Arts Lisbon
Nicole Uurbanus
Maria Guapindaia. Necklace: Violentian, 2023. Beads, velvet ribbon, plastic dolls. 155 x 4 x 2 cm. Photo by: Jackeline Nigri. Maria Guapindaia
Necklace: Violentian, 2023
Beads, velvet ribbon, plastic dolls
155 x 4 x 2 cm
Photo by: Jackeline Nigri
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A poet takes off the leaves and the tropical morning begins, resplendent, burning, a bonfire in a sunflower heat, with joy in the general Brazilian jam that the Brazilian newspaper announces.

/ Gilberto Gil and Torquato Neto

Artist list

Paula Andrade, Miriam Andraus Pappalardo, Alan Araujo, Cris Arenas, Lo Baggio, Ana Baldini, Jacque Basso, Joicy Benedito, Rô Boff, Nathalia Canamary, Érica Carvalho, Carmen Ciancio, Flavia Cintra, Priscilla Costa, Bárbara Coufal, Karine Groff, Maria Guapindaia, Lucia Higuchi, Esperança Leria, Camila Ligabue, Nina Lima, Alice Lobato, Flavia Maissonave, Giuliana Mantovi, Maria Regina Mazza, Renata Meirelles, Ana Moreira, Elaine Namba, Isabella Perillo, Nazareth Pinheiro, Joana Prudente, Juliana Pupin, Eliana Rodrigues, Vanessa Rosalino, Angelo Rubens, Claudia Schlabitz, Nadia Schurkim, Clau Senna, Paula Souza, Juliana Sugimoto, Mari Tostes, Izabel Trinas, Flavia Vidal, Mirian Zavarelli, Andréa Zlatkin
Geléia Geral is a manifesto song written in 1968 by Gilberto Gil and Torquato Neto, in which combinations of modernity and tradition, urban elements and folklore are juxtaposed, valuing the country's wealth while assuming a critical position, in a musical syncretism that proposes deconstruction of nationalist jingoism in force at that period.

The military dictatorship in Brazil lasted 21 years.

One of the favorite targets of censorship was music, as they believed it had a greater power to penetrate people's subconscious than other artistic manifestations. Most of those who were censored did not criticize the military and their actions, but were banned because they 'attacked morals and good customs'.

Algures School of Contemporary Jewellery values ​​cultural diversity and democracy and in this exhibition it presents the work of 45 students from different parts of Brazil and Portugal, turning its eyes to this disastrous period in our history, so that it never happens again. Among the topics presented are the violation of human rights, such as the restriction of freedom, physical and moral abuse, torture, political disappearances, religious intolerance, as well as gender, indigenous and racial issues, feminism, among many others.

Geléia Geral, was an expression created by the poet Décio Pignatari, and today, it refers to 'mixture', alluding to these Brazils within Brazil.

Opening: June 26, from 12 to 18h at the Museu de Artes Decorativas in Lisbon