The French Alliance Gallery Botafogo opens in Thursday, day 12 on Sep, at 19h, the exhibition “idilio” of the Photographer Rogério Assis, French Alliance in Botafogo, Rua Muniz Barreto, 746, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro – RJ. This year, the environment is one of the major themes worked by the French Alliance of Rio de Janeiro, present in their regular cultural programming throughout the year.
The show has 36 images depicting the result of a dip made by Rogério Assis photographer to understand everyday life and the socio-environmental relations Para bordering. Assis explains that, “this participation of people in community life”, We did seek more information about the daily life along the riverside community of Good Hope, located in the region Curralinho, on the Island of Marajó (PA).
according Assisi, more than a photo exhibition, “idilio” It proposes a reflection on the social organization of this extractive community, its relationship with the generous nature and in constant danger and how we can assimilate and apply the positive effects of community and collaborative actions.
“The twenty families of Good Hope community represent a microcosm of the reality of riverside communities in the Amazon region and, Despite being one of its most characteristic side groups of the native, there are few photographic documentary records of their habits and culture”, reveals the photographer.
With its economy based on extraction, Good Hope survives acai, cassava, Shrimp and fish, extracted under extreme environmental care, and maintains the traditions that characterize the culture of the region riverside. Organized with other communities, They restructured the production and trade policies, respecting the individual characteristics, but also stimulated the improvement of living conditions of the local population, as reflected in the absence of truancy and illiteracy among the young and in obtaining financing for reforms and improvements in homes. “To get an idea of the local association of force, it is noteworthy that the community did not accept the conditions of the program Minha Casa Minha Vida offering a standard design for the coastal”, adds Assisi.
For anthropologist Georgia Farm signing, alongside Alexandre Belém, editing, narratives and show expography, “photographs help to understand that the social dimension can be seen in its subjectivity and representations flows. And this threshold, between day and night under the deep dark waters, the photographic and anthropological documentation Rogério Assis brings synergy between the river life and the poetic vision of being inside her”.
“The elegant photography and need idyll presents itself now as things are in reality, are either as a fully dreaming delicacies between nature and a human being. Photos help to understand that the social dimension can be seen in its subjectivity flows and representations”, reveals the curator Georgia Quintas.
The exhibition “idilio” It has free admission and is open to the public until 8 th November of 2019.
The Para Rogério Assis started his career in 1988 documenting indigenous groups for the Emilio Goeldi Museum, in Belem. In São Paulo, where he arrived at the invitation of Angle Agency, He had spells by Agência Estado and Folha de São Paulo where he was correspondent in New York, period in which he graduated from the digital media lab of the ICP - International Center of Photography. Participated in the creation of Fotosite, occupying the position of Editorial Director, and notebook House E, Sunday supplement of the newspaper O Estado de São Paulo. In 2008, founded Cassava, publisher who published the Pororoca magazine focused exclusively on Amazon-related issues. Contributor to several publishing projects, highlights in its portfolio the book D.Brazi - Traditional Kitchen Amazon, in partnership with the EIB editor, and Zo'é book published by Third Name, BUSH?, published by Editora Olhavê and Travel south of the Real, with Editora Origin. Currently, integrates the curator board of DOC Gallery, in São Paulo, as well as teach workshops on documentary photography and collaborate with NGOs Greenpeace and Environmental Institute (ISA).
About the Alliance Française
With 134 years of activities in Brazil, the French Alliance is a reference in the language and doubtless, the most respected institution and known the world, when it comes to the spread of the French language and Francophone cultures. Has, currently, more than 830 units 132 countries, where they study about 500.000 students. In France, it has schools and cultural centers for foreign students. Brazil has the world's largest network of French Alliances with 37 associations and 68 units.
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) TEF and Canadian (French Assessment Test) and the national test valid for one year Capes (recognized by agencies CAPES and CNPq MEC).
The Alliance Française in Brazil develops partnerships with numerous French and Brazilian companies, In addition to being an essential actor of franco-Brazilian cultural dialogue.
The Alliance Française of Rio de Janeiro offers 25% discount on all regular courses, workshops, Seniors, among others for state and municipal employees of Rio de Janeiro.
|Photographic exhibition idyll, by Rogério Assis|
|The Alliance Française gallery – Rua Muniz Barreto, 746, Botafogo|
|Period: 12 from September to 08 th November of 2019|
|Time: 2ª a 6ª, from 10:00 to 7:00 pm – Sat, from 08h to 12h|