12 Set- 1 Abr 2016
‘Rio mesmerized and continues mesmerizing those who come by, those who stay, and those who leave…’ Following that trend of thought, Thea Schünemann de Miranda opens the ‘ Vistas revistas : O rio que eu vejo’ exhibition that will take place in the Baukurus Cultural from September 12th. She focusses on the spell that Rio puts on people to make a tribute to the 450th city anniversary. She pictures different points of view of the city: the expat´s and the local´s, the past and the present, the professional´s and the amateur´s. Thea was born in the south of Brazil, she has a german heritage but she has become a Rio resident in the past years.
Simone Melo, producer and designer, is the curator of the exhibition that gathers different cultures and viewpoints. It is possible to get to know the 19th century Rio de Janeiro through the eyes of two Germans that stayed in the city during that period of time: Johann Moritz Rugendas, painter and engraver, and Alberto Henschel, photographer. Johann came to Brazil in the Langsdorff Expedition, and Alberto was the Imperial Family´s portraitist, especially Dom Pedro´s II. Such pictures and drawings were used to make a 450 image mosaic, the selection was carefully made and divided into two lines with their meanings in both languages, german and portuguese: Ausblicke, minhas vistas (my views) and Einblicke, minhas impressões (my prints). Breathtaking landscapes and everyday affairs are presented from the residents’ point of view.
The work of three other artists who are also in love with the city form part of the exhibition. Chris Martins, journalist and photographer, mixes photos taken with a professional camera and with a cellphone; Adriana Vaz, designer and photographer, has her work uploaded on her instagram account; and Martha Moreira, journalist, enriches this group with her chroniques about the city, which are constantly shared on Facebook. Each of them and their particular ways of expressing are examples of the many people that, alongside with their current activities, decide to take the time and capture single moments of the carioca lifestyle. And, without noticing, they review the same old views the Germans and other city lovers have taken before.
-Data: 12th Set 2015 – 1st Apr 2016
-Mon to Fri from 10 am to 4 pm.