Paulo Climachauska – kathmandu triennale

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Together, 2017

The installation of the artist Paulo Climachauska is a collaboration with different residents of Kathmandu. It is important for the artist to see the work as owned by a group of people, and not only by the artist itself. During workshops the artist and the group have been making a set of drawings which relate to the dreams, desires and wishes of the participants. The drawings are not made with lines, but made by series of subtractions. Everything is connected with a thin red rope. Under the table food and other elements, which refer to the basic needs of people, are painted white. With this installation an idea is triggered regarding the importance of culture and education as a mobilizing factor to get one’s dreams eventually realized.



Paulo Climachauska (b. 1962), graduated in History and Archeology from the University of São Paulo and held his first exhibition in 1991 at the Museu de Contemporary Art of São Paulo.

He has participated in Biennials in Havana, Cuba, Lima, Peru and the First Biennial Ceara America, in Fortaleza. He has exhibited at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, England, at the Toyota Museum of Contemporary Art in Japan, and at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas. He has works in the main public collections of the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo, Itaú Cultural Institute, Museum of Contemporary Art of USP, Pinacoteca Municipal de São Paulo, Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro, Gilberto Chateaubriand Collection in Brazil.