Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca

4 Feb 2020
17 May 2020
11:00am - 5:00pm
EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art
Ahertajantie 5
Espoo, 02100
Finland
Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca: Faz que vai (Set to Go), 2016. Video still. © Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca

The collaborative work by Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca called Faz Que Vai (Set to Go), 2016 will be on display as part of the Touch exhibition. The work of the artist duo, which is representing Brazil in this year’s Venice Biennale, is a video essay consisting of four parts. In each part, a different dancer interprets the traditional Brazilian Carnival dance, Frevo. Taking its title from the name of a Frevo step that pretends a moment of imbalance, Faz Que Vai portrays four ways of articulating a form of popular tradition with gender and socio-economic issues. The dance style, included in Unesco’s Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage, originates from the city of Recife, which is also the home of artists Wagner and de Burca.