Organized by artist Nicolau Vergueiro, join us for a sarau—a festive reception with music, dance and video art screenings in the Brazilian modernist tradition. Modernist saraus were intimate and political, hosted in the homes of cultural luminaries to discuss topical social issues and Brazilian identity. The Bronx Museum sarau will showcase local cultural producers, highlighting dynamic aspects of their work that reflect contemporary international urban experience.
Featuring music by Midnight Magic, performance choreographed by Felipe Galganni, and the debut of a new video art piece by Nicolau Vergueiro.
Free admission and bar (donations suggested)
Location: 2nd Floor North Wing
6:30 - 7:00 DJ
7:00 Performance choreographed by Felipe Galganni
7:15 Video art piece The New World of Lina Bo Bardi by Nicolau Vergueiro, Ouida Angelica Biddle and João Rosa
7:30 Premire of the video art piece Vida Activa by Nicolau Vergueiro and João Rosa
7:45 Performance Midnight Magic
Sarau with Nicolau was co-produced by Nicolau Vergueiro and Luzia.
Nicolau Vergueiro was born in New York and raised in Brazil, and received an MFA in 2002 from CalArts and a BA from UCLA in 2000. Vergueiro has had solo exhibitions at David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles, Galerie Nathalie Obadia in Paris and The Pasadena Museum of California Art, and has been included in group exhibitions at the Orange County Museum of Art, David Zwirner Gallery, NY, Hiromi Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo, and Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia, Brazil. Recent projects include Janitoria at What Pipeline, Detroit, MI and public art piece Orgy at Månedens Bilde in Oslo, Norway, both in collaboration with Berlin-based artist Marte Eknæs. Forthcoming exhibition includes a solo show at Sonce Alexander Gallery in Los Angeles, CA.