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Gallery: Simões de Assis Galeria de Arte

Art fair: ART BASEL, Miami Beach 2019

Artists: Cícero Dias, Niobe Xandó, Alfredo Volpi

The Simões de Assis Galeria de Arte, founded in Curitiba in 1984 by the architect Waldir Simões de Assis Filho, is focused on modern and contemporary art.\n\nIn addition to exhibitions held in its space, the gallery develops projects in partnership with museums, in order to organize and curate exhibitions of the represented artists. It takes part in major exhibitions of Brazilian art and it also publishes books and art catalogs through its own publisher.

\n\nIn 2002, under its curatorship and coordination, the gallery published the book Cícero Dias, uma vida pela pintura [Cícero Di... more >>
The Simões de Assis Galeria de Arte, founded in Curitiba in 1984 by the architect Waldir Simões de Assis Filho, is focused on modern and contemporary art.\n\nIn addition to exhibitions held in its space, the gallery develops projects in partnership with museums, in order to organize and curate exhibitions of the represented artists. It takes part in major exhibitions of Brazilian art and it also publishes books and art catalogs through its own publisher.

\n\nIn 2002, under its curatorship and coordination, the gallery published the book Cícero Dias, uma vida pela pintura [Cícero Dias, a Life for Painting], with works created by the renowned Brazilian painter over eight decades of production. In 2006, under its organization and curatorship, it made the exhibition “Cícero Dias - Oito Décadas de Pintura” [Cícero Dias - Eight Decades of Painting] at the Oscar Niemeyer Museum in Curitiba. Considered the largest exhibition ever held on the artist, it has brought together 200 works coming from national and international museums and collections, all reproduced in a book published at the time.\n\nAbraham Palatnik, Alberto da Veiga Guignard, Alfredo Volpi, Ângelo Venosa, Arcângelo Ianelli, Ascânio MMM, Beatriz Milhazes, Bruno Giorgi, Cândido Portinari, Carmelo Arden Quin, Célia Euvaldo, Cícero Dias, Di Cavalcanti, Eduardo Sued, Elizabeth Jobim, Geraldo de Barros, Gonçalo Ivo, Hercules Barsotti, José Bechara, José Pancetti, Marcos Coelho Benjamim, Willys de Castro, and Tomie Ohtake are some of the artists that the gallery has exhibited throughout its history, keeping works of many of them in its collection.\n\nTogether with many contemporary artists, the gallery exclusively represents in Brazil the work of the modernist Cícero Dias (1907 - 2003) and the Uruguayan master Carmelo Arden Quin (1913-2010), founder of the Madi group. Both of them have lived most of their lives in Paris, where they have actively participated in its artistic and cultural environment


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