Gallery of the Alliance Française presents first collective exhibition of 10 Rio established photographers who are part of the virtual gallery pictorial. The exhibition features photos of locals themes, printed in two processes high definition, Piezography e Platinum Palladium, The results are works of stunning visual impact.
The exhibition “Eye for an eye – Art and documentation”, which is part of the official calendar of FotoRio Resists!, gathers 26 unpublished works ten beasts photography: Alexandre carving, André Teixeira, Custodio Coimbra, Delfim Freitas, Gustavo Stephan, Marcia Foletto, Marcio Menasce, Mark Tristan, Oscar Cabral and Zeca Linhares.
Opening: Monday, 13 August, at 18h.
French Alliance Gallery Botafogo
“Eye for an eye – Art and documentation” It is the first group exhibition of 10 Rio established photographers who are part of the PICTORIO virtual gallery: Alexandre carving, André Teixeira, Custodio Coimbra, Delfim Freitas, Gustavo Stephan, Marcia Foletto, Marcio Menasce, Mark Tristan, Oscar Cabral and Zeca Linhares. Curated by anthropologist and photographer Milton Guran, the show brings together 26 works, 20 free aesthetic expression and six of political demonstrations in the documentation of Rio de Janeiro streets.
A great advantage of this show is that the images of free aesthetic expression – mostly landscapes and all in black and white – They are printed in two special cases, one that comes from photography's beginnings, known as “Platinum Palladium“, and other, next-generation, called "Piezografia ". This printing process uses monochrome inks based on carbon.
They are used seven tones of black ink, making prints with emphasis on shadow detail and highlights, in high resolution. The longevity of the carbon ink includes stability to their color tone and metamerism zero. All prints are made on paper Fine Art Canson Infinity Baryta Photographique, of fabricaçãofrancesa. The result are images of natural beauty and impact. "Paliando the aesthetic rigor of the nineteenth-century photographic recording process “Platinum Palladium” and Piezografia, state of the art, This exhibition unites the two ends of the original tension in exceptional images that still leave room for the strength of journalistic documentation in a pure state, says the curator Milton Guran. Created in 2017 by photographers Alexandre Sassaki and Delfim Freitas, the pictorial is characterized by presenting photos of Rio themes, notably landscapes. With more pictorial images of what might be expected of photographers created in photojournalism, a “EYE FOR AN EYE" It presents works born of their authorial projects, out of the heat of the newspaper and magazine essays and extol the stunning landscapes of Rio de Janeiro.
|Exhibition: “Eye for an eye – Art and documentation“|
|Artists: Alexandre carving, André Teixeira, Custodio Coimbra, Delfim Freitas, Gustavo Stephan, Marcia Foletto, Marcio Menasce, Mark Tristan, Oscar Cabral and Zeca Linhares.|
|Opening: Monday, day 13 August, at 18h|
|Visitation: from 14 from August to 17 October|
|French Alliance Gallery Botafogo|
|Rua Muniz Barreto, 746, Botafogo|
|From Monday to Friday, from 09h to 19h|
Saturday, from 08h to 12h
About FotoRio – International photography meeting in Rio de Janeiro:
Considered one of the most important and significant festivals of Latin American photography has in this 11th edition of the festival their development independently and under the motto "Photography and citizenship" with the support of the photographic community and through crowdfunding "crowdfunding" which topped more in 14 percent of its goal, with supporters of Brazil, the USA, France and Germany. The dismantling of the cultural area by the public authorities, ranging from non-payment or cancellation notices the lack of transparency in the management of cultural facilities, which includes up to censorship issues, photographers and organizers Fotorio found alternative for editing 2018 Festival and created the resistance movement "FotoRio Resists”, What happens between July and August 2018 in various city spaces. Realizing the "FotoRio Resists", with the theme "Photography and citizenship" is an action that contributes effectively to the urgent transformation in our country. The FotoRio aims to enhance photography as cultural property, giving visibility to large collections and public and private collections and Brazilian contemporary photographic production and foreign, through exhibitions, projections, urban interventions, courses, seminars, workshops, round tables, lectures, conferences and readings portfolio. highlights, through a large international event, the importance of photography in the field of art, communication and contemporary social life. The biennial event started in 2003 having become annual from 2011. No international level, the FotoRio born already integrated into the Festival of Light, network created by photographers, collectors and photography scholars worldwide. Currently, the Festival of Light has dozens of events spread over the main cities of the world, including Fotofest (Houston – USA), Open Meetings of Photography (Buenos Aires – Argentina), PhotoEspaña (Madrid – Spain), Fotoseptiembre (Mexico).
About the Alliance Française
With 133 years of activities in Brazil is a reference and the most respected institution in the world and known, when it comes to the spread of the French language and the spread of French-speaking 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. Brazil has the world's largest network of French Alliances with 37 associations and 63 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 French Alliance in Brazil develops partnerships with numerous French and Brazilian companies as well as being an essential actor of Franco-Brazilian cultural dialogue.
Curator text: Milton Guran
"Eye for an eye"
First image produced by machine in human history, the live picture, from source, the voltage between technical and expression, nay, between document and art.
An eye for an eye is constructed as a synthesis of this dilemma. Applying the technical excellence of special photographic processes, the authors of the pictorial treat the record size of the visible world as a precious object, giving you transcendence.
Thus, paliando the aesthetic rigor of the nineteenth-century photographic recording process “Platinum Palladium” and Piezografia, state of the art, This exhibition unites the two ends of the original tension in twenty exceptional images that are completed with six photos with the force of journalistic documentation in a pure state.
Milton Guran – Curator