Adriano Costa
Rock Whore Show
15 March - 20 April 2019

Opening Reception - Friday, 15 March 2019, 7-9 pm

M23
291 Ten Eyck
Brooklyn, NY  11206

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Provoking a tension between humor and political issues and exposing the nuances of cultural value systems over the object, Adriano Costa choreographed his works so that they achieve a kind of movement. They do not point a rule or define ideas, performing a sort of neutrality. The artist relates unlikely varieties of materials such as concrete, paper, bronze, cloth, wire, wood, among countless others and diverse formats and scales. He references periods in the history of Brazilian art - culture, suburban or elitist - not ignoring the influence of the North hemisphere on it.

Much more about reality, relying on tragic irony than on originality within the process of its creation, Costa tensioned a reflection on the real value of the work of art, addressing the question of how ordinary materials or even noble materials can be transmuted into an art object and vice versa.

Adriano Costa (Brazilian, b. 1975) recent solo exhibitions include We Chose Life . What Now, Georg? Tshirts ?, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo (2018); wetANDsomeOLDstuffVANDALIZEDbyTHEartist, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (2018); his work has recently been exhibited at Sadie Coles HQ, London; Supportico Lopez, Berlin; and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles