French Alliance presents "Hiperfoto and contrasts":
a chat with the French photographer
Onthe scope of the celebrations of 450 years of the city of Rio de Janeiro and of the 130 years of the French Alliance in Brazil, the Alliance Française of Rio de Janeiro offers, on Thursday, 13 August, às 19h30, a chat with the French photographer Jean-François Rauzier about his artistic career, the hiperfotos and the river. This chat will be held in French, no translation.
The work of Jean Francois Rauzier converses with Cubism, the mosaic, the surrealism, the Baroque and the two-dimensional sculpture. This result is possible thanks to the research that the photographer develops with this novel technique of hiperfotografia since 2002.
Unconventional creator of a postmodern dream world, Jean-François Rauzier wonders about the future of our heritage. The artist offers a reflection on our perception of the world and about the major themes of our society: the culture, Science, the progress, the ecology, the utopia, freedom etc.. Recognized for his imaginary architectures and for its numerous cultural and popular references, He questions the city of the future, as well as our place in the modern world, through different construction standards.
To be produced, the hiperfotografias of Rauzier go through a long and complex process. Manipulated in computer, some of them, including, reach a volume that may suggest a two-dimensional sculpture.
After having photographed and exposed the castles, the libraries, religious buildings, the "vedute " World architectural heritage in the northern hemisphere, the photographer wants to focus on Brazil, in history and at present the major cities and tropical, starting from Rio de Janeiro with the exhibition "Hiperfoto-", in the National History Museum from 18 August 2015.
Chat in French, without simultaneous translation.
Free entrance. Auditorium subject to stocking.
About the Alliance Française
The French Alliance celebrates 130 years of activities in Brazil 2015. Besides being a reference in the language, she is, no doubt, the most respected institution and known the world, when it comes to the spread of the French language and Francophone cultures. She has, currently, more than 850 units 135 countries, where they study about 500.000 students. In France, it has schools and cultural centers for foreign students. The Brazil has the world's largest network of French Alliances with 40 associations and 67 units and from August more than 40 thousand students of the Brazilian network will use the new teaching method, the Alter Ego + (French Alliance Brazil version), which fit the criteria of quality of the common European framework of reference for languages defined by the Council of Europe, also has a unique notebook developed by a team of pedagogues of the Alliance Française network Brazil working in partnership with the Publisher to deal with intercultural issues specifically between France and Brazil in language learning.
It is the only institution in Brazil authorized by the Embassy of France, to apply the tests that give access to international diplomas DELF and DALF, recognized by the French Ministry of National Education. The Alliance Française is also official examination centre for international testing validity of two years TCF (The French Knowledge Test) and TEF (French Assessment Test) and the national test valid for one year Capes (recognized by agencies CAPES and CNPq MEC). The French Alliance in Brazil develops partnerships with numerous French and Brazilian companies as well as being an essential actor Franco-Brazilian cultural dialogue.
With their worlds chimeric, It offers a reflection on our perception of the world and about the great themes underpinning our societies: the culture, Science, the progress, the oppression, the ecology, the utopia, freedom, the health… Recognized for his imaginary architectures and for its numerous cultural and popular references, He turns the remnants in real utopias and questions the city of the future, as well as our place in the modern world, through different construction standards. Called "re-charming the real" by art critic and exhibition curator Damien Sausset and placed at the same level of artists "numeric" Baroque by the exhibition curator Régis Cotentin, Rauzier has had his work exhibited in several international institutions (Annenberg Foundation of Los Angeles, Palace of fine arts de Lille, MoMA in Moscow, Cultural Centre of Brussels, etc) and is present in contemporary art collections (Louis Vuitton, Cultural Institute B. Magrez, City of Versailles, etc..). (www.rauzier-hyperphoto.com)
|Chat with Jean-François Rauzier|
|Date: Thursday, 13 August|
|Local: Botafogo auditorium of the Alliance Française|
|Address: Rua Muniz Barreto, 730|
|In French, no translation – Free entrance|
Guy manning. Distributed password 1 time before the event at the Alliance Française Gallery Botafogo.