The Solo Project – Brussels
21.04.2021 – 24.04.2021
Reiners Contemporary in Cooperation with Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf, Germany
About the project – The aesthetics of violence
Artist: Éder Oliveira
Éder Oliveira’s conceptual agenda speaks to the genocide of indigenous populations and descendants of slaves; the exclusion of communities inhabiting the forests and riverbanks; slavery; the congealed urban masses living in increasing poverty; deforestation; regional inequalities; the social deficit of neoliberalism in education; and cultural uprooting.
The exhibited works from the series “Red Pages” are portraits that accentuate the painting’s political semantics and problematize the colorblind artist’s optical point of view.
Oliveira’s portraits in “Red Pages” are symbols of the lack of positive government action to benefit these people. They are the symbols of the massacre of subjectivity, the misery of individual identities, and the reduction of the individual to almost nothing. Oliveira’s body of work thus points to the collapse of modernity.