Guerreiro do Divino Amor: Superfictional Sanctuaries
25.05.2022 – 07.08.2022
With Guerreiro do Divino Amor
The exhibition premieres The Miracle of Helvetia, the sixth chapter of the “Superfictional World Atlas”, in which Guerreiro do Divino Amor explores Switzerland as a superfictional ideal of beauty, richness, and perfection. With the allegorical figure of Helvetia at its center – a nineteenth-century construct representing the Swiss – this chapter develops a pantheon of various goddesses that personify motherland contemporary myths and sacred values associated with Switzerland. It investigates the religious, historical, political, diplomatic, symbolic, mediatic, and juridical forces at play in the construction of the Helvetian Olympus.
The exhibition is the artist’s first solo show in Switzerland and was realized by the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève with the support of the Embassy of Foreign Artists. Superfictional Sanctuaries is accompanied by a publication supported by the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Programm with funds from the German Federal Foreign Office.
The publication in four languages (English, German, French, Portuguese) with a foreword by Pallavi Paul (Fellow 2021) is available free of charge at the daadgalerie.
Guerreiro do Divino Amor is fellow of the Artists-in-Berlin Program in 2021/22.