SOLAR DOS ABACAXIS
Launches summer project: Solar Station
For the first time, the cultural institution will keep its doors open from Friday to Sunday with a diverse and free program, which is an art, education and gastronomy.
One of the most important art and education spaces in Rio de Janeiro, Solar dos Abacaxis launched in January the summer program: “Solar Station”, an landmark of a new phase for the legendary mansion. For the first time, an exhibition will last longer than a day in this collaborative cultural project that has consolidated itself as a space for experiences, meetings and exchanges, as a place to develop original ways of being together, for a more just, supportive world, free and affectionate.
The Solar Station covers free weekly programs, keeping the Solar dos Abacaxis open every week, always from Friday to Sunday. The preview was on January 24th with the first “MANJAR” of the year, when the exhibition “À CONSTRUÇÃO” was launched, which was curated by Bernardo Mosqueira and Catarina Duncan and entered the poster on January 31, from Friday to Sunday. The invited artists were commissioned to collectively be part of the construction of the Solar as a common, horizontal space, for daily and collective use. To cite some examples, the Opavivará collective! carried out an installation with water for the gardens of the house, called “Pé D’água”. Ayrson Heráclito prepares a performative spiritual cleansing entitled ‘Sacudimento’ (2015) and Daniel Lie reassembled, for the first time, an installation “Filhxs do Fim” (2018) and today today for “Filhes do fim”. Érica Magalhães presents a sculpture in the house’s old water mine. His work is mainly located in the field of sculpture and installation, using materials such as concrete, rebar, porcelain and glass objects. The artist Ana Linnemann brings new work in which she subverts obsolete captures scattered around the house.
Since January 31st, Solar dos Abacaxis has been open from Friday to Sunday as a meeting point. On Fridays, the house opens at 7pm, with a diverse musical program and a gastronomic curator (BORI – Food) different each week. Among those confirmed are renowned names from the Rio scene, such as Katia Hannequim, The Curadoria (with hamburger BBQ) and Monique Gabiatti. On Saturdays, the opening is at 12pm, with a program that includes three workshop programs: ARÁ – Corpo (dance, movement and experimentation), ERÊ – Criança (workshops and proposals designed for children) and AYÊ – Terra, in addition to the NGOMA series – Sound (music at night), with shows by various artists. On Sundays, the house will be open between late morning and afternoon. The full schedule can be accessed throughout the season on the project’s Instagram page.
This Friday, February 14, the BAILE DA AURORA SINCERA will take place, an event that brings together exposure and music, also curated by Bernardo Mosqueira and Catarina Duncan. All summer activities at Solar open the way for a new stage of housing, coordinated by Keyna Eleison. Starting in March, the cultural institution will receive its first artistic housing program, with the opening of a collective studio.
Solar dos Abacaxis appeared in 2015, in a traditional mansion in the Cosme Velho neighborhood, with the proposal of being a new way of thinking and making culture and relationships, a space for freedom, of convergence for artists, creators, thinkers. Artists such as Adriana Varejão, Cinthia Marcelle, Ernesto Neto, Antonio Dias, Anna Bella Geiger, Jaime Lauriano, Maxwell Alexandre, Juliana Santos and Anna Costa e Silva, among more than 200 artists, have already visited the space. The space is under the general direction of Adriano Carneiro de Mendonça, artistic direction by Bernardo Mosqueira, musical curatorship by Bruno Balthazar and general curatorship by Catarina Duncan.
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