Sunday, December 25, 2011

Report from Brazil -3

Travessias at Maré favela in Rio de Janeiro.

Travessias is an exhibition curated by DANIELA LABRA, FREDERICO COELHO and LUISA DUARTE which takes on the virtually impossible task of making in one of Rio's largest favellas.

The exhibition includes work by artist group AVAF, who invite the local population to get free detergent in exchange for empty bottles and Marcos Chaves who plays with the name of the favela and the words complexo (complex) and simples (simple) to inspire respect among the residents. Henrique Oliveira manages the magic act of making a formalist sculpture in the favela and which works beautifully. More images here and more info here.

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