Ana Mazzei, the missing dancer

Ana Mazzei, the missing dancer
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Ana Mazzei is a Brazilian artist. Humans and narratives, in their inseparable relationship, are her main field of research. For Mazzei, art, architecture and landscapes construct, in themselves, a fiction that connects them to each other, giving life to installations, settings and objects. How to Disappear marks the conclusion of the Love Scene Crime Scene project, a series of three exhibitions focusing on the fictional disappearance of a dancer. In this last episode the artist delves into her enigma by presenting a collection of bronze sculptures and oil paintings that leave the viewer with the desire to take on the role of an investigator. Her half-human, half-animal sculptures placed on rough concrete pedestals take center stage against an entire wall where 50 paintings are displayed. How to Disappear is a direct reference to the detective novels by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza and Agatha Christie, as well as contemporary detective series. What we observe are perhaps clues to solving the mystery of the dancer's disappearance. Or perhaps, they are instead a sort of instruction manual put together in an attempt to illustrate how to disappear, if we ever wanted to do so.

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