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  • Wagner Lungow at Artissima 2015

Culture of Memory and Heritage with Wagner Lungov of Central Galeria De Arte Brazil at Artissima 2015

November 8, 2015
Bob Lansroth loves to explore the boundless diversity of artists and the various ways in which they strive to escape the quotidian life. It is through the creative force within us that we must attempt to connect with one another and share our ideas with the world. Writing for Widewalls, Bob Lansroth makes an effort to bring the world of art to as many people as possible. “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”

As of last year, Associação Brasileira de Arte Contemporânea (ABACT) has appointed their new President – Wagner Lungov. ABACT includes 50 galleries located in 6 states in Brazil, representing more than 1,000 contemporary artists. With their mission focused on expansion of cultural exchange and promotion of the art market in Brazil, the non-profit organization aims to widen the base of collectors in the country.

ABACT President and the director and owner of Galeria Central in São Paulo, Wagner Lungov, made an appearance at this year’s Artissima art fair. It was Galeria Central De Arte Brazil’s first time at Artissima, and our senior editor Bojan Maric had the opportunity to talk with Wagner Lungov about their impressions, the represented artists and the public response. To find out more about the represented artists and CENTRAL Galeria de Arte, visit their website at centralgaleriadearte.com.

Galeria Central De Arte Brazil at Artissima 2015
Galeria Central De Arte Brazil at Artissima 2015

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Two artists represented by Galeria Central De Arte Brazil are dealing with the concept of memory in a different way. From playful personal memorabilia connected to home to more grim memories focusing on the darker side of dictatorship, violence and censorship in the society of Brazil. With their backgrounds coming from a turmoil-stained country, both artists have the heritage of Brazil incorporated in their art.

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Galeria Central De Arte Brazil at Artissima 2015
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Galeria Central De Arte Brazil at Artissima 2015
Galeria Central De Arte Brazil at Artissima 2015
Galeria Central De Arte Brazil at Artissima 2015
Galeria Central De Arte Brazil at Artissima 2015

Photo credit: Angie Kordic