Lucas Odahara with Pedro Oliveira
Opening on the 24.09.20
For his first exhibition in Switzerland, Lucas Odahara presents the second chapter of his research project Os sons deles ecoando entre eu e você. The series examines kuir narratives that exist outside discourses of queerness originating in the Global North. Working from historical, archival materials, and paying particular attention to the silences and gaps in and among them, each iteration of the series folds in new stories and figures which Odahara evokes into his work. The chapter specially produced for the show at Espace 3353 departs from Adolfo Caminha’s novel Bom-Crioulo (1895), which tells the story of a formerly enslaved man who falls in love with another man in the navy during the period directly following Brazil’s abolition of slavery. Odahara’s installative work reflects upon strategies to pursue a kuir process of memory, in constant mutation and reconfiguration.
Lucas Odahara (1989, São Paulo) lives and works in Berlin. He graduated from the São Paulo State University and the University of Arts in Bremen, where he completed a Master’s degree in Visual Arts in 2015. His work and research oscillate between visual arts and writing and addresses the corporeality of language and its space of convolution within history making. It has been presented in numerous institutions in solo and group exhibitions in Germany, Spain, Sweden and Denmark as well as in South Africa and Pakistan. His exhibition at Espace 3353 marks the first presentation of the artist’s work in Switzerland.
Sea and Sky (Salvador), 2019 © Lucas Odahara