The Silence of Tired Tongues

The Silence of Tired Tongues, 2022
The Silence of Tired Tongues, 2022
  • Date

    24/04/2022 31/07/2022
  • Location

    Framer Framed, Amsterdam, NL

Exhibition: The Silence of Tired Tongues

The Silence of Tired Tongues, curated by Raphael Fonseca, presents the works of thirteen emerging artists born in Brazil. The artworks in the group exhibition bring together a sense of ‘saudade’, which can be translated as a mixture of melancholy and longing.

Julia Arbex, Aline Baiana, Sofia Caesar, Arthur Chaves, Vitória Cribb, Benedito Ferreira, Rodrigo Martins, Estêvão Parreiras, Tiago Sant’Ana, Tadáskía, Wisrah Villefort, Luana Vitra, Yuli Yamagata
Curator: Raphael Fonseca
Exhibition Design: Juliana Prado Godo
Exhibition Opening:
23 April 2022, 19:00 – 21:00h

The exhibition’s title comes from a popular song recorded in 1972 by the legendary singer Elis Regina, titled ‘Casa no campo’ (House in the country) and composed by Tavito and Zé Rodrix. The lyrics are an elegy to quietness in a world that was already in a state of excessive turmoil — during that period Brazil was under an oppressive military dictatorship.

The song becomes relevant again fifty years later, in part because of a political climate defined by exclusion, oppression and exploitation. Still, this title echoes an existential view — who among us, globally, isn’t weary from the unrest we have both experienced and witnessed in recent years?

The Silence of Tired Tongues invites both artists and the public to think with silence and tiredness in bursts of colours, words, and narratives made of moving image and sound.

Framer Framed
Oranje-Vrijstaatkade 71
1093 KS, Amsterdam

Opening times
Tue – Sun, 12:00 – 18:00
Free Entree

Supported by
Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap; Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst; Stadsdeel Oost.

Aline Baiana‘s work was made with the support of Berlin Artistic Research Grant Programme.