THE PAINTER (2017)
Performance + Object
The Painter / 2017
Video Performance + Object (Waist Harness with knife)
Author: Luiza Prado
The Painter (2017) is about the issue of gender in art (market and history), specifically about the predominance of those who do not perform femininity. Based, for example, on the artwork "The advantages of being a female artist (1988/2017)" from Guerrila Girls, who exhibited at MASP in 2017 and approach the contrast between the small number of female artists compared to the large number of female nudes at the collection exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in New York (5% and 85% in 1989, 4% and 76% in 2012) and at MASP (6% and 60% in 2017).
In performance, the constant and repetitive act recalls a sexual act in its masculine version, symbolizing how culturally, the predominance of men in art (whether in the market or in history) continues to occur, the canvas is the symbolization of women artists and the white symbolizes an attempt to erase, along with the act that tears the screen, as a constant violation.