Published to coincide with Fotoclubismo: Brazilian Modernist Photography, 1946–1964 at MoMA, art historian Adele Nelson analyzes the Sala de Fotografia, a last-minute, “in-between” and hitherto unexamined exhibition organized by Foto-Cine Clube Bandeirante for the second edition of the São Paulo Bienal.
Treating as insightful case studies the records of miraculous, flower-flurried advents of Mary, Mediatrix of All Grace in the Mindanao Cross, a local newspaper founded by Catholic missionaries in Cotabato City, Mindanao, in 1948, researcher and curator Renan Laru-an initiates the notion of an exhibitionary heritage, articulating this proposition through a self-created grid.
Carlito Carvalhosa, falecido em maio aos 59 anos, foi uma das figuras contemporâneas mais elogiadas da arte brasileira. Nesta homenagem ao saudoso artista, Luis Pérez-Oramas reflete sobre a sua colaboração para a exposição de 2011 no Museu de Arte Moderna Carlito Carvalhosa: Sum of Days.
Carlito Carvalhosa, quien falleció en mayo a los 59 años, fue una de las figuras más elogiadas del arte brasileño contemporáneo. En el presente homenaje al artista, Luis Pérez-Oramas reflexiona sobre su colaboración para la exposición de 2011 en el Museum of Modern Art, Carlito Carvalhosa: Sum of Days.
Carlito Carvalhosa, who died in May at the age of 59, was one of the most widely praised contemporary figures in Brazilian art. In this homage to the late artist, Luis Pérez-Oramas reflects on their collaboration for the 2011 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, Sum of Days.
Curator Heloisa Espada sheds light on Geraldo de Barros’ 1951 Fotoforma exhibition, one of the earliest exhibitions of photography in a Brazilian museum.
The Modernist Gaze and the City: Notes on Photography and Urban Repertoires in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in the 1940s and ’50s
This essay is the first in a series of texts on the Foto Cine Club Bandeirante, a group of amateur photographers whose ambitious and innovative works embodied the abundant originality of postwar Brazilian culture. The series coincides with the exhibition Fotoclubismo: Brazilian Modernist Photography, 1946–1964, on view at the Museum of Modern Art from May 8 to September 26, 2021.
This essay considers the condition of Gertrudes Altschul as a German exile who developed a notable photographic practice after settling in Brazil in 1940. Altschul participated in the Foto Cine Clube Bandeirante (FCCB) camera club, contributing to the development of the history of photography in São Paulo through her work.
Last year in the exhibition Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the
Collection, we had the opportunity to show a selection of works from The Black Star
(2007), a portfolio of twelve digital prints by Seher Shah (Pakistani, born 1975).
Though acquired in 2008, the work was exhibited for the first time in this exhibition,
in a gallery devoted to the suggestion of using the past as a means of interrogating