The exhibition Take Care. Exercises in attention with six lajes and one stele by Matheus Rocha Pitta takes its origin from the research, study and restoration of three artworks by Brazilian artist Matheus Rocha Pitta, who ranks among the outstanding protagonists of the South American art scene. The exhibition unfolds in the rooms of the Galleria Alberto Peola as a discourse in which the artworks function as cornerstones of an meditation on the mutual relationship between poetic models and actual practice in the intersection between creative and curatorial acts, conservation and production.
Co-designed with the artist, the exhibition displays a massive stele and six lajes - recurrent features of the artist’s work - that consist of paving stones made of reinforced concrete of various sizes whose surface incorporates paper clippings showing images taken from newspapers and magazines and stored over the years. Rocha Pitta draws on this personal archive to construct stories, memories and scenarios, both present and past, often connected with Brazil, which denounce various forms of authoritarianism, misinformation, exploitation and injustice, which he complements with a profound, humane sympathy for the vanquished.More information