Brazilian artist Stephan Doitschinoff, is one of the artists exhibiting at IMMA as part of As Above, So Below: Portals, Visions, Spirits & Mystics, and returns to IMMA to create a unique outdoor performance as part of Wilder Beings Command on 29 July, 2017. Hear the artist speak about how motifs in religion and the military are used throughout his various configurations of the temple, altar, procession and anthropomorphic characters.
Promoting reflection and critique through many different mediums from painting, installation and public art to video, music and performance - Doitschinoff discusses how he employs divinities, uniforms, medals, and street parades to activate collaborative and participatory works with volunteering performers. This talk begins with a short artist’s presentation in IMMA’s Lecture Room, followed by a conversation with the artists on his new work, Interventu (2017), currently presented in IMMA’s courtyard, inspired by the Brazilian ritual and tradition that offers gifts to the saints.
Programmed as part of the IMMA: As Above, So Below - Talk Series (13 April – 27 August 2017), exploring the role of spirituality and transcendence in our contemporary lives. In July 2017, Stephan Doitschinoff, present the CVLTO DO FVTVRV procession, a parade conceived in partnership with philosophical society CVLTO DO FVTVRV. The parade will be part of the exciting outdoor evening of performances at IMMA on the evening of Wilder Beings Command!
Awarded “Most Promising Artist” by the APCA (Sao Paulo Art Critics Association), Stephan Doitschinoff has presented his main actions and exhibitions in institutional spaces like San Diego Contemporary Art Museum / USA, the Fondation Cartier / France, MASP (Museum of Sao Paulo), MAM (Museum of Modern Art Sao Paulo), the Afro Museum and the Curitiba Biennale. He is currently represented by Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York and LJ Gallery in Paris, and is part of The Isabel and Agustin Coppel collection, in Mexico. Doitschinoff has published two books with German Publishers Gestalten; CALMA
This talk took place on 20 July 2017, at IMMA.
Image credit : Doitschinoff beside his artwork, Interventu 2017, presented in the IMMA courtyard from 13 April – 27 August 2017.