A collective exhibition, on Brazil, during Les Rencontres d’Arles. Between July and September, every week, a visual artist is connected to the Foundation and exposes his work in line with what is happening in Brazil at the moment.
Specifically: the installation of a wall where continuous photographic work is updated every week. Another wall with the reference of twelve participating photographers: their names and their images. The other walls will be covered with maps, texts and newspapers to illustrate and document the current situation and history of Brazil.
A few months ago, Jair Bolsonaro was elected President of the Republic. This will result in social, ecological, economic and cultural upheavals. The fear is that of a return to an authoritarian regime, to repressive actions in the name of security and morality. But history repeats itself, where there is oppression, there is resistance. We, the artists, have therefore decided to mobilize ourselves, by photographing, documenting and discussing all these changes in progress. Who are we? A collective of photographers, researchers and photographic institutions scattered throughout the largest country in South America.
The idea is to tell, in real time, the story as it is being written. Between photojournalism and art, the objective is to engage the public. This exhibition provides an opportunity to explore Brazilian current events, social, economic and political phenomena through the eyes of several photographers. We want to show simultaneously how history unfolds and how the people manifest and engage. The images do not validate a theory. They are the theory itself.
At the end, we will have a narrative of the transformations, a “repertoire” of various perspectives and a very rich basis for launching debates. This project is an opportunity for dialogue between different artists, cultures and countries.
The Collective Iandé
Founded by Glaucia Nogueira et Isabel Brossolette, we wish to disclose and expose Brazilian photography beyond its territory. Our mission is to create initiatives to increase the bridges between Brazil and France. Iandé, which means “We” in the indigenous language “Tupi- Guarani,” is a link for photographers, curators, gallery owners, collectors, teachers, researchers and institutions related to photography. We want to share current work paths, compare views, dialogue, and communication. It is about giving directly to see and hear joint research in its most vital aspect. We want to multiply the visions, interpretations, reactions to the different photographic perspectives – central and outlying – and what results from them.
Artists : Ana Carolina Fernandes, Daniel Marenco, Dayan de Castro, Elsa Leydier, Felipe Fittipaldi, Fran Favero, Janine Moraes, Karime Xavier, Luiz Baltar, Pedro Kuperman, Shinji Nagabe, Simone Rodrigues.
Curator : Ioana DE MELLO
Partners : Collectif IANDÉ, ChromaLuxe
Hey! What’s Going On?
from July 1st to September 22nd 2019
Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation
18 rue de la Calade, Arles