Opening on April 7th – 3pm to 9pm
Casa Nova, São Paulo, Brazil
Chalet Society is pleased to present the performance The Triumph of Fame by Swiss artist Marie-Caroline Hominal. The performance is based on a collection of six poems by Petrarch (1304-1374) titled “I Trionfi” which describes the phases of life by opposing virtues in duels: Fame wins over Death but is defeated by Time and Eternity. At Casa Nova, Marie-Caroline Hominal welcomes one guest at a time. The artist strips down the codes of theatrical artifice in a phantasmagorical and intimate one-to-one encounter.
Curated by Marc-Olivier Wahler
Concept, text & performance by Marie-Caroline Hominal
by Tutu Production and Chalet Society
On appointment only
Please write to email@example.com or call +55 (11) 2305 2427
Thursday 7 April from 3pm-9pm
Friday 8 April from 1pm-7pm
Saturday 9 April from 1pm-7pm
Duration of each performance: 15 min
61 Chabad street, Jardim Paulista
São Paulo – SP 01417-030, Brazil
Marie-Caroline Hominal is a dancer, choreographer & performer currently based in Geneva. Her practice includes video, text, drawing, songwriting, choreography, and performance. She received her dance education at the Schweizerische Ballettberufschule (Tanz Akademie) in Zurich and at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London, where she joined during the last year the National Youth Dance Company. She has collaborated with François Chaignaud, with whom she created Duchesses (2009), Clive Jenkins, Cristian Vogel, and visual artists Kim Boninsegni, David Hominal, Delphine Coindet and Lukas Beyeler. She has developed miniature one-to-one performances such as Hotel Oloffson (2013) and The Triumph of Fame (2013), as well as full-length performances such as Ballet (2014), Patricia Poses by the Pop Machine (2011) and the live concert performance Silver (2013). Recently she received the 6 months residency studio of the city of Geneva in Berlin where she developed the project Where’s the MC, an artisanal radio program. Where’s the MC was presented & live broadcast at the Commonwealth gallery in Los Angeles in October 2015.
As a dancer she has worked with the Tanztheater Basel, Irène Tassembedo, Blanca Li, Gisèle Vienne, Gilles Jobin, La Ribot, and Marco Berrettini. She was a guest performer for Human Writes by William Forsythe and B.O.B by Dick Wong.
Since 2008, she has been showing her work, in both theaters and art spaces in all Europe, South America, North America and China.
The Triumph of Fame as been shown in art spaces among others as: Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (USA), Del Vaz Projects gallery Los Angeles (USA), Power Station of Art Shangai (CN), Hong Kong Art Center (CN), Swiss Cultural Center Paris (FR).
Casa Nova is a contemporary art space that promotes the convergence of business, articulations and actions into the art circuit. Located at a 300sqm2 house in Jardim Paulista (São Paulo), the space also has a steady schedule of events and exhibitions inside and outside of its venue, such as: lectures, courses and unique events, all focusing to a curatorial and discursive approach for the arts today.
With the support of