Miguel Rio Branco - Photographies 1968-1992
Evento finalizado
sep 2020
dic 2020


Cuándo: 16 sep de 2020 - 06 dic de 2020
Inauguración: 16 sep de 2020
Dónde: Le Bal / 6 impasse de la Défense / Paris, Ile-de-France, Francia
Comisariada por: Alexis Fabry, Diane Dufour
Organizada por: Le Bal
Artistas participantes: Miguel da Silva Paranhos do Rio Branco - Miguel Rio Branco
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Publicada el 01 sep de 2020      Vista 92 veces

Descripción de la Exposición

“Only a few of us, amid the great fabrications of society, still wonder naively what we are doing on the earth and what sort of joke is being played on us. We want to decipher skies and paintings, go behind these starry backgrounds or these painted canvases and, like kids trying to find a gap in a fence, try to look through the cracks in the world.” – Georges Bataille A leading figure in contemporary creation in Brazil, Miguel Rio Branco is a polymorphic artist. At the age of twenty, he studied photography in New York, whose effervescence fed his poetic drifts and his first paintings. He lives in the slums of southeast Manhattan, the East Village and the Bowery, which he begins to photograph, where all influences mingle. He befriends a local kid, Gordon Matta-Clark, who slices his geometries out of crumbling buildings, and his compatriot Hélio Oiticica. Back in Brazil, Miguel Rio Branco lived successively in the Northeast, with emerald researchers, then in the Pelourinho district, in Salvador, Bahia, which then housed, in unsanitary conditions, deprived families and prostitutes. Miguel Rio Branco captures bodies, men or women, their glory or their fatigue, their modesty and their exhibitionism, in willingly tight frames, where the background loses all depth. His gaze supports that of his models: nothing is concealed. The characters are against the wall. “Photography most often oppresses or suffocates reality,” said the artist. By dint of approaching, his images are imbued with dreaminess, without avoiding the grotesque, which they provoke and overflow, as in the last Goya. To address Miguel Rio Branco’s work, we speak of “exorbitant realism”: disaster catches the eye; the imagination has no other outlet than reality, its violence, its immediacy. The wounds are so many narrative shards, “without beginning or end”, poem-images in the ruins of the world. Alexis Fabry and Diane Dufour, exhibition curators


el 05 oct de 2020

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