Published by Steidl. Edited by Sergio Burgi, Mariana Newlands. Text by Shelley Rice, Angela Alonso, Ana Luiza Nobre, Robert Polidori, Sergio Burgi.
Housed in a slipcase, Rio contains the work of two photographers who portray Rio de Janeiro in a visual dialogue spanning the centuries. Book One showcases nineteenth-century photographer Marc Ferrez's classical work on the city where he spent his five-decade career, from the mid-1860s to the early 1910s, while Book Two presents a project of Robert Polidori's from the past five years, in which he photographed Rio, emphasizing its contemporary dynamic and dense urban configuration. Polidori contextualizes today's Rio within the natural settings from which the city grew, and which have defined its iconic international profile throughout history. This tension between the natural and built environments, also significant in Ferrez's work, is a defining reference for Rio's inhabitants and is here beautifully documented in its historic and present variations.
Marc Ferrez (1843–1923) is the most important Brazilian photographer of the nineteenth century. Ferrez produced a vast documentation of Rio and its surroundings using specialized cameras and large-format negatives, including a rotating panoramic camera. His last large-scale project was the Avenida Central album (1905), a unique architectural photography series on urban renewal in Rio in the early 1900s.
Robert Polidori (born 1951) was born in Montreal and today lives in Los Angeles. Polidori received the World Press Photo Award in 1997, the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography in 1999 and 2000 and Communication Arts awards in 2007 and 2008. In 2006 Polidori's controversial photographs of Hurricane Katrina's aftermath were exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Published by Wexner Center for the Arts. Edited by Jennifer Lange, Bill Horrigan, Paulo Venancio Filho. Text by Bill Horrigan, Paulo Venancio Filho, Jennifer Lange, Chris Stults, Cristiana Tejo, Cheryl-Lynn May, Denise Carvalho, Ann Bremner. Foreword by Sherri Geldin.
Cruzamentos features 35 artists, working across all genres, who reflect the vibrant artistic scene currently flourishing throughout Brazil. Many of the artists are emerging or mid-career and, with very few exceptions, have not been widely (or ever) exhibited in the US. “Cruzamentos” translates literally as “crossings” or ‘“intersections,” but in Brazil it also refers to the mixing of cultures that renders the country so distinctive. Cruzamentos extends that metaphor to contemporary art, focusing on artists whose practices are as varied as the country itself. Although a handful of postwar Brazilian visual artists have received recognition in North America, the astonishingly high level of artistic production throughout Brazil over recent decades remains significantly overlooked beyond its borders. Among the artists included are Márcio Almeida, Jonathas de Andrade, Laura Belém, Tatiana Blass, José Damasceno, Cia de Foto, Dias & Riedweg, Marcius Galan, Fernanda Gomes, Jac Leirner, Cristiano Lenhardt, Cinthia Marcelle, Beatriz Milhazes, Regina Silveira, Adriana Varejão and Marcia Xavier.
Published by nai010 publishers. Edited by Paul Meurs, Frits Gierstberg, Jaap Guldemond. Text by Paul Meurs, Frits Gierstberg, Jaap Guldemond, Bregje van Woensel, Ineke Holtwk, Luciano Figueredo.
Brazil Contemporary celebrates the vibrancy of Brazilian culture through a diverse selection of art, architecture, pop culture and ephemera featuring the country's characteristic fusion of street aesthetics, high and low cultural references, political engagement and traditional craftsmanship. Brazil, one of the largest countries in the world, boasts an astonishingly heterogeneous population that has given rise to an eclectic national style. This well illustrated volume documents three months of Rotterdam-based exhibitions and events--organized jointly by the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, the Netherlands Architecture Institute and the Dutch Photo Museum--exploring the many facets of Brazil's creative output. It gathers works by some of the country's greatest artists, architects and designers such as Rivane Neuenschwander, Iran do Espirito Santo, Ernesto Neto, Lucia Koch, Ricardo Basbaum, Renate Lucas, Oscar Niemeyer, Lina Bo Bardi and Paulo Mendes da Rocha, with a particular focus on Helio Oiticica, who died in 1980, and who is often heralded as the father of the country's culturally fluid aesthetic style. An immensely productive painter and sculptor, Oiticica's work bridges the Modern and Postmodern, Minimal and Post-Minimal, while evidencing influences as diverse as Mondrian and Samba. At over 300 pages, this catalogue is as packed with much diversity and richness as the culture it examines.
Published by Damiani. Text by Luis Perez-Oramas, Itamar Silva, David Kelley.
In many of Rio de Janeiro’s shanty towns, or favelas, the city’s housing authority, the Secretaria Municipal de Habitação (SMH), is enforcing policies to evict families and demolish their homes--often with little or no notice, and sometimes with use of force--in advance of construction for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games. Responding to news reports of these evictions, in late 2012 New York–based Marc Ohrem-Leclef (born 1971) set out to portray the people directly and indirectly affected by these evictions, and the residents organizing their neighbors in resistance to SMH’s abuse of power. Photographs of the subjects in their respective environments are complemented by portraits in which they hold an emergency flare, representing their ongoing struggle to avoid the destruction of their homes while using the core symbol of the Olympic Games, also a symbol of liberty and independence.
Published by Damiani. Text by Paulo Venancio Filho, Sergio Alcides.
Brasil is a photographic exploration of culture, landscape and light by American photographer Kristin Capp (born 1964). Shooting in black-and-white film with a Rolleiflex camera, Capp turns her lens on urban Brazilian landscapes with an encompassing curiosity that resists classification. The eight years of work presented here reveals a highly personal, fluid, syncopated and complex Brazil. Avoiding heroic or ideological tropes, Capp captures the complexity of the sprawling and diverse country with images that range from portraits to candid urban scenes to pure abstraction. In Rio de Janeiro, Capp is drawn to the relationship between the natural shapes of the landscape and the city’s constructed forms; in Bahia, we are immersed in the culture that represents the largest African diaspora in the world; and in São Paulo, she simultaneously captures the dreams, contradictions and values of its people as well as its public spaces and physical structures.
Published by Wasmuth. Edited by Klaus Klemp, Julia Koch, Matthias Wagner K. Foreword by Antonio Grassi, Marta Suplicy, Matthias Wagner K. Text by Klaus Klemp, Julia Koch, Malou von Muralt, René Spitz, André Stolarski, Alexandre Wollner.
Alexandre Wollner (born 1928) is one of the most important and successful graphic designers of the second half of the twentieth century. He played a prominent role in the artistic, cultural and economic foundation of postwar Brazilian design and is today one of South America’s most acclaimed figures in graphic design. Upon returning to Brazil from his studies in Europe, together with Geraldo de Barros and others he inaugurated Form-Inform, the first design consultancy in the country. Despite his great influence and popularity in South America, Wollner remains relatively unknown abroad. Alex Wollner: Brasil Design Visual remedies this oversight, presenting an extensive catalogue of the designer’s oeuvre. This handsome book showcases more than 100 works by the artist and focuses on the strong influence of the Ulm School of Design where Wollner studied between 1954 and 1958.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Susanne Gaensheimer, Max Hinderer Cruz. Text by Hélio Oiticica.
Hélio Oiticica (1937–1980) altered the Brazilian art scene, and his works broke with accepted conventions. His oeuvre was of great importance to the breakthrough of Tropicália, the cultural movement that protested the repressions of the military regime. Experiment, proposition, participation and environment are the key words that place Oiticica’s art firmly in the 1960s and 1970s. Coming from painting, he developed into one of the protagonists of a new concept of art: he actively involved the viewer in the presentations of his multimedia works, while the works--colorful, accessible, tangible, or wearable like a piece of clothing--filled the space. This participatory kind of eventful art is related to the democratization of the concept of art, as conceived by Joseph Beuys. Oiticica’s writings and records, collected in this in publication, comprise a fascinating document of the transition from modern to contemporary art. "Seja marginal, seja herói." ("Be marginal, be a hero.") --Hélio Oiticica
Published by Hatje Cantz. Foreword by Lucien Clergue, Paul Andrew. Text by Eva-Monika Turck.
Lucien Clergue first won fame for his photographs of nudes, whose sensual use of light and water playing upon torsos enthralled Pablo Picasso and Jean Cocteau, his lifelong mentors. Today he is closely identified with Arles and its environs in the south of France, which he has portrayed for more than a half-century in numerous images of traveling artists, gypsies, war ruins and graves, plants in the swamps of the Camargue, tracks in the sand and bullfighting scenes. Brasília is the first presentation of Clergue’s marvelous photographs of Brazil’s capital, taken in 1962–63, just a few years after the city was built--a body of work until recently believed to be lost. Brasilia was developed in 1956, with Lúcio Costa as the principal urban planner, Oscar Niemeyer as the principal architect and Roberto Burle Marx as the landscape designer. Clergue’s (mostly unpeopled) portrayals of the metropolis highlight the powerful, upward-sweeping curves of Niemeyer's architecture, while often leaving plenty of space to articulate the cool beauty of its emphatically modernist ambitions. Brasíliais a breathtaking celebration of the sublimity of a confident, optimistic architecture, and a crucial rediscovery in the history of architectural photography. The first photographer to be elected to the Académie des Beaux-Arts in France, Lucien Clergue (born 1934) has published more than 75 books and directed numerous films. His photographs are in the collections of numerous well-known museums and have been exhibited in more than 100 solo exhibitions worldwide, including at The Museum of Modern Art in New York (1961, the last exhibition organized by Edward Steichen). Museums with extensive inventory of photographs by Lucien Clergue include The Fogg Museum at Harvard University and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
Published by Americas Society/APC. Edited by Claudia Calirman, Alexandra Garcia, Gabriela Rangel. Foreword by Susan Segal. Text by Claudia Calirman, Gabriela Rangel, Judith Rodenbeck, Michael Asbury. Interview by Beverly Adams.
Antonio Manuel (born 1947) helped define the groundbreaking neo-avant-garde movement that emerged in Rio de Janeiro in the 1960s. Making his mark in 1970 at the height of Brazil’s military dictatorship with “The Body is the Work” (in which he submitted his naked body to the Museu de Arte Moderna), Manuel’s conceptual and performance work and manipulation of mass-media materials would expand the possibilities of experimental art as a means to political subversion and liberation. Assembled with the direct collaboration of the artist himself, Antonio Manuel: I Want to Act, Not Represent! is the first U.S. publication devoted to his work, and includes a range of never before seen images and documents, a substantive interview, and a facsimile reproduction of Phallic Weapon, a photo-novel starring Hélio Oiticica, which has never been published outside of Brazil.
PUBLISHER Americas Society/APC
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 7.25 x 10.5 in. / 156 pgs / 50 color / 30 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 6/30/2012 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2012 p. 108
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