In May and June 2017, production residency by the artist Jarbas Lopes in the context of the exhibition e a u.
Known for projects such as Barraca Deegraça (2001), Troca-troca (2002) or Amazon Trip (2006), in which social exchanges and gatherings are key, Jarbas Lopes is a social engineer who brings together different communities so as to comment on local or international social-political conditions. Jarbas Lopes' work often departs from popular culture, from a resistance to massification, and appropriates craft aesthetics in order to promote interpersonal exchange, fostering creative processes and social interactions among non-artists.
Many of the artist’s projects use ordinary materials from everyday contexts, which Lopes collects from the streets with the complicity of local communities.
This residency takes place as part of his solo exhibition at CRAC Alsace, e a u.