Traveling exhibition “The archipelagos of Nara Guichon” arrives in Blumenau

 Starting on October 4th, textile designer and environmentalist Nara Guichon will exhibit the project, which combines ecology and visual arts

Photo credit: Paula Ramos/Disclosure

After the success in Laguna, the exhibition "The archipelagos of Nara Guichon" arrives in Blumenau, following the circuit programmed for Santa Catarina. Contemplated by the Elisabete Anderle Cultural Support Award (2021), and executed with resources from the State of Santa Catarina through the Catarinense de Cultura Foundation, the exhibition starts on October 4th , at Fundação Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB) - Campus I, with extra activities and a completely free program.

Nara Guichon is a textile designer recognized nationally and internationally for her work with fishing nets. In “The Archipelagos of Nara Guichon”, the environmentalist makes her debut as a visual artist shortly after producing, in June and July of this year, the installation “O Mar que Não Vemos”, at Jardim Lutzenberger, at Casa Mário Quintana, in Porto Alegre.

One of his works - Dormancy - is also on display at the 1st International Contemporary Material Art Biennale since June 20, 26, remaining in the cities of Quindgao and Beijing, China, until February 2023, XNUMX.

The author and the activities of the exhibition

Born in Santa Maria (RS), Nara Guichon is a textile designer and environmentalist, expanding his experience as an artist in this exhibition, where he presents 15 works developed in the last three years. The works point both to the artist's fundamental raw material and to the element responsible for 50% of the world's ocean pollution: fishing nets. The curatorship is signed by the critic and art historian Paula Ramos, professor at the Institute of Arts at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. 

In his creative process, Guichon collects the fishing nets and washes them carefully, using only water and natural soap; then he dyes them with natural pigments, using iron filings, turmeric, onion skin, herbs, vinegar, fire, water and earth. Adopting manual sewing, knitting and winding yarn and nets, from galvanized wires also collected as waste, the artist creates polymorphic structures, in dialogue with the forms of nature.

To complement and deepen the exposed themes, a series of actions are confirmed in parallel. Before the opening, at 9 am on Tuesday, October 4th, the textile designer will planting of 20 seedlings native to the region in the surroundings of the place where the exhibition will be installed. At 18 pm on the same day, the exhibition will be open to the public.  

Also on the 4th, at 19:30 pm, Nara and Paula Ramos will participate in a talk to the public. The aim is to approach the project and talk about the artist's creative process, as well as the relevance of the works in the current context. 

On the morning of the 5th, Wednesday, the artist will perform the “Ecoprint Workshop on Paper” at the Hermann Hering Museum. Starting at 9 am, the class will be open to a class of up to 20 people. To participate, you must register via email, contacting During the activity, participants will learn about the “ecoprint” technique: botanical print made with leaves, flowers, roots and plant bark. The proposal is to make poetry on paper, printing textures and colors from nature.

Success in Lagoon

Nara's passage through Laguna was so important to the city's cultural scene that the second floor of the Public Market, where the exhibition was located, became a permanent cultural space. Before the environmentalist's exhibition, the destination would be a restaurant.


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