Opening September 26th, 9pm at FB Gallery (368 Broadway, Manhattan)
Saravah exhibit features fascinating Umbanda rituals as seen by acclaimed Brazilian artists: Antonio Bokel (paintings), Marcello Vitorino, Daniel Protzner and A Pandilla collective (photography).
Multimedia presentation will be projected to inflatable structures transforming space and creating immersible environments.
Umbanda is the unique Brazilian syncretic religion born in Rio de Janeiro over a century ago. Emerging from African cults of possessions it absorbed Spiritism of Allan Kardec, Catholic elements, Indian traditions, Hinduism, Buddhism and Kabbalah. Umbanda influenced daily life and culture of Brazilians in music, art, religion and cuisine.
American scholar Mel Alexenberg in his ‘Educating artists for the future’ concludes, ‘Umbanda reveals isomorphisms and similarities between so many cultures that it can be seen as exemplar of coexistence.’
The exhibit is presented by Ticún Brasil, a Jewish volunteering guide to Brazil: ticunbrasil.com
Nova Mitologia by Antonio Bokel, 2011
Own four rare woodcut prints by Brazilian artist Antonio Bokel from his series Nova Mitologia. Inspired by the Brazilian religion Umbanda, Nova Mitologia consist of nine unique black and red woodcut prints on cotton paper (12” x 9” each; 1/10 edition). For a limited time we offer these four beautiful woodcut prints together for $1400 (each piece is worth $450 on its own.) Email FB Gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or visit our online store at http://goodsie.com/store/fbgallery/antonio-bokel
For more info on Umbanda: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umbanda
Anniversary Retrospective, June 22nd, 7/9pm
It was a crazy, fun night at the Beleza party last Saturday at LPR… Here Taylor and I, in front of the Lovers triptych by Antonio Bokel.
Come see the epic Lovers Triptych by Antonio Bokel at the 5th anniversary of Beleza at LPR this Saturday, and dance to the best Brazilian beats in NYC! More info at http://www.belezanyc.com/
Come celebrate with us 5 years of Beleza parties in New York at Le Poisson Rouge. Brazilian beats and Brazilian arts: FB gallery has teamed up with Beleza to showcase the art of Antonio Bokel and of upcoming FB gallery artists.