Coleção Berardo (1960-2010)

Coleção Berardo (1960-2010)
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The second group of works from the collection invites the visitor to undertake a chronologically arranged journey that groups together the most significant artistic movements of the neo-avant-garde, such as minimalism, conceptualism, post-minimalism, land art and arte povera, among others. During the course of these movements, the traditional categories of the artistic object were profoundly reconfigured and expressions of them involved not only the realization of assumptions that the historical avant-gardes (seen on the second floor) had only glimpsed but also a process of remaking that took place after that time.

If, until the 1970s, it was still possible to identify the characteristics of a work in accordance with these movements, in later years the idea of the artistic movement lost relevance and gave way to a proliferation of artistic discourses susceptible to being understood in various different ways, some of which are proposed here. From this point onwards the emergence of narrative, which modern art had interrupted, assumed new dimensions, to which the contribution made by other media less prominently featured in historiography, such as photography and film, was not averse. In this domain, highly diversified practices find a place: some are diaristic in nature; others have a traumatic and deferred relationship with the real, or function as discourses that demand alterities of cultural, national or sexual positions; also found are practices that explore the relationship with the historical archive, in which this subsequent time operates on memory; and finally, there are approaches that bring about a juxtaposition of features of different spaces and sites in a unique artistic object which thus redefines cultural structures related to its perception and use.