EXPO SE LIGA! 2015
Imagine a world in which the time of a year goes by in the blink of an eye. Or where the trees sing. And where the sky and the sea are one. Imagine that our body is made up of mini beings that work around the clock for us to walk, talk, think and act. Imagine if a green fluorescent rabbit appeared in the forest. And that a butterfly, when it flaps its wings, can influence the course of an entire generation...
It’s not wrong to say that the things described above have a tone of fantasy, but they also dialogue with real possibilities. A great scientist, none other than Albert Einstein, said that the imagination is more important than knowledge. And we must say that all knowledge is confirmed by the proof of hypothesis that awakens in your imagination.
In general, we associate imagination with the arts, with cinema, music, visual arts, literature, poetry… But it is also an ingredient of science. The exhibition SE LIGA! intends to show that art and science are complementary elements of the great human ability to imagine. With 500 m2 the show brought more than 80 thousand visitors to CCBB Rio.
Around 20 pieces of art incite the public to travel through the minds of artists and scientists, in order to discover and imagine new things, and to see what we already know from a new perspective.
Related projects: Expo Se Liga! 2012 / Design - Instalations
Original Idea: Diogo Rezende and Isabel Seixas
Curatorship: M’BARAKÁ studio (Diogo Rezende, Isabel Seixas and Letícia Stallone)
Contents Coordination: Isabel Seixas and Diogo Rezende (M’BARAKÁ studio)
Art Direction and Exhibition Design: Diogo Rezende and Isabel Seixas (M’BARAKÁ studio)
Writing and Content Production: Débora Guimarães and Isabel Seixas (com colaboração de Beatriz Novellino)
Artists: Alexandre Mazza; Bedelgeuse; Betelhem Makonnen; Camila Sposati; Cao Guimarães; M’BARAKÁ studio; Eduardo Kac; Evan Lorenzen; Gabriela Noujaim; Gary Greenberg; Gisela Motta e Leandro Lima; JuanFontanive; João Penoni; Luzia Simons; Odires Mlászho and O Divino
Production Direction: Ana Luisa Fonseca
Administrative Direction: Larissa Victorio
Administrative Production: Beatriz Araújo
Production Assistants: Beatriz Novellino and Rafael Santos
Design Team: Pedro Leobons, Mariana Solis and Ísis Daou
Ilustrations: Pedro Leobons
Architect: Lilian Sampaio
Architechtural Assistant: Mikhaila Copello
Art Production: Alexandra Suprani
Ligthining: Alessandro Boschini
Art Assistant: Marçal Júnior
Sculpture for Scenography: Cezar Altai
Atage Hand: Dinho Moreira and Team
Press: Luciana Bento (Pauta Positiva)
Lawyers: Ericka Gavinho and Ana Luzia Campos
(GAVINHO & CAMPOS ADVOGADOS ASSOCIADOS)
Conception and Production: M’BARAKÁ studio
Special Thanks to: Galeria Carbono; Galeria Nara Roesler; Galeria Vermelho; Instituto Vital Brasil; Laura Marsiaj; Marcelo Seixas; Marcela Bronstein; Museu Nacional (UFRJ); Roney Belhassof and Ana Silvia Maia.