CHRIS TIGRA

Home, Sweet Home

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

 

Host Organizations:

Mama Cadela

Museu de Artes e Ofícios (Museum of Arts and Trades)

Museu Mineiro (Mineiro Museum)

Galeria de Arte do Centro Cultural Sesiminas (Sesiminas Cultural Center Art Gallery)

Home, sweet home works with the displacement of reality, proposing a decolonization of the gaze by bringing the “home” of homeless people into art spaces using an audiovisual installation that recreates urban situations from the city where the artist lives, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The artist thinks of this work as a creature that moves and displaces itself, temporarily installing itself in places that appear—in this case, art spaces. Her intention in displacing the story from its original environment is to confuse viewers’ senses and awaken new visions. The work is also a manifesto against indifference that focuses attention on homeless people, a portion of the Brazilian population that lives under constant attempts at erasure, but that is effectively becoming more and more visible in today’s Brazil.

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Chris Tigra is a Brazilian artist who works with hybrid languages, investigating human urgencies and urban listening. The artist’s deep curiosity about the world and critical engagement with it leads her into dialogue with art as a culture of activism in search of social transformation, which is why much of her output concentrates on marginalized situations, experiences, and universes.