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Berna Reale - Video Screenings
Start Date: 10/1/2017Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Date: 10/1/2017End Time: 5:00 PM
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Berna Reale
Video Screenings

September 29 - October 13, 2017

Open Tuesday - Friday
from 1-5 PM

Dimensions Variable
300 NE 2nd Ave
MDC Building 1, Floor 3
Miami FL 33132

MDC Museum of Art and Design in  collaboration with Dimensions Variable, presents the work of Brazilian Artist Berna Reale.The collaborative presentation of the works of Berna Reale launches Living Together, a six-month-long, cross-disciplinary series of performance art, film and video screenings, talks, and workshops held in venues across the greater Miami area and reflecting the cultural, social, and political realities of how we live now. At this moment of radical change in the political landscape, with its increasing emphasis on borders, exclusion, and separation, and an accompanying sense of the urgency of political engagement, Living Together seeks to find new ways to think about civic space and citizenship, to instigate actions and conversations that may help us to reimagine our cities and our lives.

Based in her native Belém, the capital and largest city of the northern Brazilian state of Pará, Berna Reale creates lush videos of striking performances that engage social realities and conflicts in contemporary Brazil.  Her work focuses particularly on the dynamics of power and coercion, enacting absurd yet compelling situations that can be seen as allegories of capitalism, economic and gender inequality, and systems of state control and discipline. Reale’s actions, some carried out at considerable personal risk, grippingly dramatize conditions of injustice and violence.  While her performances directly address local circumstances, they resonate globally.

Born in Belém in 1965, Berna Reale studied Art at the Federal University of Pará.  In 2010 she began a second career as a forensic specialist at the Forensics Center of the State of Pará, and her firsthand experiences with violence, crime, corruption, and the criminal justice system have greatly influenced her provocative installations, performances, and videos.  Her work has been exhibited widely in Brazil and in Europe, including at the 2015 Venice Biennale.  Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at the Museu de Arte do Rio in Rio de Janeiro in 2013 and at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in Salt Lake City in 2016.  The exhibition at Dimensions Variable marks only her second show in the United States and will include the North American premiere of many of her works.

From September 2017 to April 2018, Living Together will include performances and talks by some of the most acclaimed artists and thinkers working today, including Carrie Mae Weems, William Kentridge, Tino Seghal, Karen Finley, Anna Maria Maiolino, My Barbarian, Samora Pinderhughes, and many others. 

Image : Palomo (2012)

Location Information:
Wolfson Campus - Building 1  (View Map)
300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33132
Phone: 305-237-3000
Room: 1365 - Center Gallery
Contact Information:
Name: MDC Museum of Art + Design
Phone: 305-237-7700
Admission Information
Dimensions Variable
300 NE 2nd Ave
MDC Building 1, Floor 3
Miami FL 33132
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