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Screens Series: Luiz Roque

11/19/19-01/26/20

“Screens Series: Luiz Roque” continues the New Museum’s Screens Series, a platform for the presentation of new video works by emerging contemporary artists.

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Roque’s films interweave imagined modernities with anthropomorphized forms in richly textured cinematic compositions. His open-ended narratives envision intersections between sci-fi landscapes, animal protagonists, and modernist objects and architectures, concocting dreamlike atmospheres that are at once prehistoric and postapocalyptic, familiar and surreal.

This exhibition is curated by Margot Norton, Curator.

Luiz Roque (b. 1979, Cachoeira do Sul, Brazil) lives and works in São Paulo. Recent solo exhibitions include MAC Niterói, Rio de Janeiro (2018); Galería Isla Flotante, Buenos Aires (2018); Tramway, Glasgow (2017); and Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo (2016). His works have been included in group exhibitions at venues including Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (2019); the 1st Riga Biennial, Latvia (2018); Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan (2018); Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania (2017); MASP, São Paulo (2017); Videobrasil, São Paulo (2017); MoMA PS1, New York (2016); the 32nd São Paulo Biennial (2016); Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2014); the Ninth Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2013); and the Zaçheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw (2013). Roque will have two solo exhibitions in 2020 at Passerelle Centre d’Art Contemporain, Brest, France; and Pivô, São Paulo.

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