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Itaipu Ecomuseum presents three temporary exhibitions
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For this month, Itaipu Ecomuseum presents three brand new exhibitions, celebrating its 29 years. Since October, 28th, the visitants may see "Feito à mão" [Handmade] by Mrcos Pagani, "A arte do xadrez" [The art of the chess] by Alaércio Santini and "A floresta através dos sentidos" [The forest through the senses] coordinated by Giovana Secretti Vendruscolo. It will be held up to March 2017. It opens at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 4:30 p.m., from Tuesday to Sunday.
The exhibition shows several features: two of them show handmade objects, each one with its peculiarity, and the third one is an interactive one, focusing on sensorial perception.
Inside the forest
"A floresta através dos sentidos" purposes sensorial and interactive experiences for visitors of Seasonal Semideciduous Forest, vegetation of Atlantic Forest. People are transported to this environment through photographs, smell, sounds and textures of the forest.
This job is the result from the extension project “Education at museums: how to preserve Seasonal Forest”, coordinated by professor Giovana Secretti Vendruscolo, Biological Science – Ecology and Biodiversity professor from Universidade Federal da Integração Latino-Americana (Unila). The initiative also counts on the participation of employees from Itaipu Veridiana Costa Pereira, from Division of Protected Areas, and Liziane Kadine Antunes de Moraes Pires, from Division of Environmental Action.
"A arte do xadrez" will present the originality of self-taught artist Alaércio Santini in the creation of pieces for board game. Singularly, he uses reused wood and PVC pipes to shape king, queen, bishops, rooks, knights, pawns. Thus, he’s capable of resignifing the game aesthetics when recreating several ways for traditional pieces.
In addition to the skill of treating some forms, some pieces catch our attention due to its size, which has more than 6 feet high. Altogether, Santini has produced more than 300 pieces. Chess is the background for his first romance, "Obra-prima" [Masterpiece]. The book will be released in the opening of exhibition. 
At fingertips
In "Feito a mão", the plastic artist Marcos Pagani will exhibit 20 pieces among sculptures, ceramics and painting. The goal is to highlight handworks, especially those regarding different techniques of sculptures and painting.
Bachelor of Agricultural Engineer at Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul and bachelor in Visual Art and Sculpture at Emerson College in England, the Parana citizen, born on Capanema, has performed several exhibitions in England, France, Switzerland and Norway. At these countries, he has worked as an assistant for other artists or has kept his own studio for production of sculptures and painting.  
One of the techniques used in his job is direct carving as a way to give a “counterpoint to everyday life”, according to the artist. “To cut, to saw, to whittle, to shape, to polish, to strip, to match colors randomly and to produce works without a previous model requires a body integrity and presence sensor”.
For visitors
Exhibitions: Feito à mão, by Marcos Pagani; A arte do xadrez, by Alaércio Santini; A floresta através dos sentidos.
Location: Itaipu Ecomuseum
Address: Av. Tancredo Neves, 6001 – Foz do Iguaçu –PR.
Visits: from October, 28th 2016 to March 2017, from Tuesday to Sunday.
Opening time: from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Admission: The admission costs R$ 12.00 (Brazilian Reais). Children from 0 to 6 years old are admission free. 
Information regarding visits: 0800 645-4645 (toll free in Brazil).
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