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Santander Cultural inaugurates the exhibition Paul Gasparotto-Certain small Follies…

Fotografia de Paulo Gasparotto, c. 1978. Foto: Roberto Grillo.

Photo of Paul Gasparotto, c. 1978. Photo: Robert Grillo.

Porto Alegre, 10 April 2017 The show Paul Gasparotto-Certain small Follies…, open to the public 19 April through 28 de Mayo, in Santander Cultural, allows a deep dive in the vast universe of journalist, one of the most prominent and charismatic practitioners of communication in Rio Grande do Sul. Through a dynamic expographic, that merges text and image, information and historical contextualization, works of art and objects from your personal collection, It is possible to meet the core of this columnist and unveil details and trivia about your personality and career.

The teacher, critic and art historian Paula Ramos signs the curator, displaying about of 150 pieces that contextualize the 80 years of life and 50 dedicated to the social colunismo of Gasparotto. "Willful, stubborn, impatient, highly emotional and very passionate, always, for everything and especially. The only reason I live, always, was being in love with something, for some object, by any person. There is no life without emotion. Today, I try not to have so many rages, because it's not worth it. And try to have more passions ", so if sets the columnist honored.

Carlos Trevi, General Coordinator of the culture unit of Santander in Porto Alegre, points out that "the Santander Cultural bet in a programming that fosters plurality, through initiatives geared to contemporary artistic manifestations, and brings, in Biographical shows, Gaucho personalities who contributed to the development of society ".

For the curator Paula Ramos, "it's a privilege to work alongside a pro like Paulo Gasparotto. In addition to having contact with an amazing person, in love with life and your job, and Porto Alegre and its characters, Gasparotto is an icon: of communication, of elegance, of humanity. I feel honored for this opportunity and I'm sure the public will be surprised to go to shows ".

Procissão de Nossa Senhora de Navegantes, 1944, Luiz Maristany de Trias (1885-1964). Foto: DelRe/VivaFoto.

Procession of our Lady of Navigators, 1944, Luiz Maristany de Trias (1885-1964). Photo: DelRe/VivaFoto.

Paul Raymundo Gasparotto's journalist, columnist, appraiser and auctioneer. Was born on 20 April 1937, in Porto Alegre. Multiple man likes, of plants and animals art, antiques, music, fashion and literature, started your career in the late 1950, in the paper He and She and, following, in the globe Magazine. In 1963, He joined the newspaper Zero Hora and, in the following years, wrote about fashion, art, elegance and social life. Kept periodic column in Folha da Tarde, Correio do Povo, Zero Hour, South. Today, with the vitality, the plight and the boldness that always marked, Gasparotto opens your own news portal: www.paulogasparotto.com.br. Reinventing permanently, is the last old-school journalist in social colunismo, at a time when, as he himself says, all the people, with their Smartphones, blogs and social networks, can be "some columnists".

Paul Gasparotto-Certain small Follies…

Opening night cocktail party for guests | 18 April
Period | 19 April to 28 de Mayo
Local | Santander Cultural East and West Galleries
Address Rua Sete de Setembro, 1028 | Historical center | Porto Alegre RS, Brazil 90010-191

51 3287.5500 | scultura@santander.com.br | www.santandercultural.com.br

Opening time

Have the Saturday, from 10h to 19h

Sundays, the 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Curatorial text Paula Ramos

"To make reality bearable, all we have to cultivate in us certain small Follies. "
Marcel Proust

Known worldwide for your work À la recherche du temps perdu- writing 1903 to 1922 and published between 1913 and 1927, in seven volumes-, is Marcel Proust (1871-1922) who provides the basting of the exhibition, commemorating the career of Paul Gasparotto: certain small Follies. The expression suggests much the traversal, the options and the elective affinities that guided the professional path of journalist, how your fascination with certain objects, themes and figures, starting with the fundamental and complex French writer.

With interests in Visual Arts, antiques, music, literature, environment, historical heritage, homoeroticism, fashion and, of course, the worldly life and the universe of "elegant", the journalist extends his affection beyond the scope of the prestigious social columns which signed. Share some of that universe is the main purpose of the show, It celebrates the 80 years of life of Paul Gasparotto, as well as the five decades devoted to journalism, profession in which learned to reinvent itself constantly, While remaining active in a time when, as he himself says, all the people, with their Smartphones, blogs and social networks, can be a little "columnists".

The first and genuine passion: Porto Alegre

There are people who love cities where not born; others, Although its roots, don't like or dislike of their cribs. Paul Raymundo Gasparotto, about Porto Alegre, nourishes a unlimited affection. And your House that reverberates. At the entrance, a stained-glass window depicting the Lighthouse of Itapuã welcomes visitors, referring to the Guaíba and he, ecologically and historically, represents; by rooms, images by local artists, with local scenes, old panoramas and maps of the municipality.

Barrio declared, Gasparotto likes to point out that their ancestors helped forge the identity of the share capital. The great-grandfather of your mother, Francisco de Lemos Pinto, known as "Chico", was among those who, in 1871, started the river procession in honour of our Lady of navigators, When the image, brought from Portugal, moved the chapel of our Lady of the conception for the chapel of the God Boy, by boat. Already the son of "Chico", Francisco Lemos Pinto Son, have your name attached to the founders, in 1858, the "Plaza Porto Alegre trade", a sort of trade association bringing together the most influential merchants of the region.

If the parents of Gasparotto have spent their youths inside, He, for your turn, live in the city since it was born. Knowing dozens of communities, cities and countries, in all continents, States that, with the exception of the inhospitable climate, There are few places so good to live as Porto Alegre.

The man who never forgot the kid

Born 20 April 1937, under the baton of Aries, Paul Raymundo Gasparotto's an only child of Esther Lemos Pinto and Eugene Rennier Gasparotto. His childhood was in a boy that God no longer exists. Before being grounded, the Guaíba extended to the beach of Beautiful, and the old village desdobrava as a great and bucolic garden, full of animals of various species, whose trees the boy knew well. Those years have forged her unconditional love for animals and plants. So much so that one of the deciding factors for choosing the place in which he lives has been the presence of a Grand Magnolia in the back of the land. The tree divides space not only with a myriad of foliage, but with another passion of columnist, a Wisteria, transported from the previous residence, in an operation that claimed intensive care, starting with a crane. Is in the garden, sipping the scent of flowers, hearing the clucking of hens and the birdsong, that will often Gasparotto, between action and contemplation: "If I had a little more patience and discipline, I would drop everything to be gardeners. "

The Government levies columnist affection through the gardens and watch the harmony and the beauty of internal environments to mother, who, on the other hand, strongly disapproved early interest in your "antiques dealer". Once, four or five years of age, visiting relatives, He fell in love in such a way for a cup that featured the word "Elizabethan" saudade ", I wouldn't rest until I got, compulsorily, "as a gift". Although China has been lost in time, It marks the beginning of a practice: NET objects.

In this sense, one of the most remarkable experiences in your training was when, at the age of 12 years old, He was touring the site of São Miguel das Missões. Since then, the monumentality of the ruins, the beauty contained in wood and sculptures in stone and the context of the Jesuit reductions-Guarani populate your imagination. For him, This is the most iconic landscape of Rio Grande do Sul that, Unfortunately, few people know or have an interest in knowing.

The fact is that Gasparotto is passionate about history and, in the wake, by memory. Always preferred to reside in old mansions, surrounded by elements and evocations of the past. Inhabiting a vetusta building from the late 19th century, Farroupilha Park, in Porto Alegre, live surrounded by relics that are the collector's condition, Although he prefers to define himself as "assembler". And that "assembler"… Of sacred issued the silver, passing for carpets, fragments of carved, zoólitos, indigenous ceramic, pictures of feet and dogs, engravings, paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures, especially artists rio-Grande.

The affection and the fetish for certain artifacts are built in a wonderful aesthetic sense, as well as historical knowledge. Also appraiser and auctioneer, Gasparotto knows the Pedigrees of the pieces that collects, and identify the talents of artists and craftsmen responsible for running your. The symbolism and the trajectory of each copy, on the other hand, and the mastery of the invoice, another, are aspects that touch deeply, making their collections a continued focus of zeal: "The only reason I live was always being in love with something, for some object, by any person ". So that now, in the universe of references and refinement, also proclaims, as motto of life: "Attention! A have Right be”.

An aesthetic sense connected to Erotica

Gasparotto was a teenager when proved, from commentary by psychiatrist Avelino Costa, what you already could sense: your boldness and eroticism were not exactly "normal". Vanity, sensuality and lust always accompanied. "I have an aesthetic sense absolutely connected to Erotica. It means I'm alive – not as much as I would like, but still very much alive ".

About to turn, as he himself says, "twenty years for the fourth time", Gasparotto like disagree with French politician and gourmet Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826), that said they are the pleasures of the table the past that man leaves. "I will exchange it for the pleasures of the bed: sex and reading. I love reading in bed. And I like to read all, even the bad books, to have conviction that are bad. " Among his favorite authors, Marcel Proust, Simões Lopes Neto and Ivan Pedro de Martins. This last, him though, wrote one of the most lúbricas of literature:

[…] until today I could not reproduce: is a sex scene of a teamster with a woman he had met and conquered that day; and so the two go down the wagon, over pelegos, and the Moon passes through the crevices of the wagon and illuminates their love. That's pretty much, That's it, for me, is an image that represents well the Rio Grande do Sul.

The columnist, to identify sensuality in representations of Saints and martyrs of the Roman Catholic Church, Special appreciation for male nudes nourishment and for "feet", watching all the time, without embarrassment. About the Greta Garbo, wrote: "Greta had big feet, possibly would be 43 or 44, but they were beautiful. A lot of targets and without lumps or calluses. Worthy of the beauty of the diva ". Celebrities: a symbolic bridge to the social colunismo.

The columnist

Paul Gasparotto debuted in journalism in the late 1950, in the paper He and She, writing about homes and decorating. In a short time, your name was in the pages of The globe magazine, valuing, from examples found in homes of southern families, "French flair" in furniture, "high class in Brazilian colonial", or the pleasure of collecting with "artistry".

In the same The globe magazine, He began writing about fashion, beauty and elegance. Accompanied and documented the rise of designer Rui Spohr, as well as the model Lucia Curia, later Lucia Moreira Salles. Parallel, at the invitation of the journalist Tarso de Castro, He joined the newspaper Zero Hour. Was 1963. In addition to working as an Assistant to the editor, selecting the photographic material, He was responsible for the column Trunk, once more about art and decoration. Would be in ZH for a year and a half, leaving in January 1965 to treat hepatitis. But soon return, in 1966, remaining, with comings and goings, until the turn of the years 2000 and dedicated, with exclusivity, the social colunismo. In this segment, Gasparotto is a milestone, a true icon: the most important name of social colunismo in Rio Grande do Sul.

In your professional career, Paul Gasparotto crossed "Casa de Caldas" – as was treated, by the staff of the press, the seat of the Correio do Povo, of Folha da Manhã and Folha da Tarde –, as well as by the South, who, since 2015, left to circulate in physical form. Straddling the social and economic transformations in the communication, This option also reiterated that not only Gasparotto, like many other journalists dedicated to this niche already knew: the social colunismo had changed, and very. On the one hand, the facilities were editing tools enabling anyone minimally instrumentalized take work that involve a whole team before. On the other, with the fashion of social networks and the Smartphones, was no longer vital to existence of journalists for the dissemination of who and of whom happens, because the "beautiful people" became their "autopromoções"…

Careful observer and present the cultural agenda, the city's social and economic, Gasparotto knows, amid the endless proliferation of comments and images over the network, as well as the arid and inept journalism " release"that took care of the essays, the difference is in the information and knowledge, something that he always made a point of cultivating.

Only one journalist of the "old guard" to keep doing social colunismo, He is fully aware that much of the scene of elegance and good taste that began the document no longer exists. Hence also, again, the urgency of Marcel Proust: "To make reality bearable, all we have to cultivate in us certain small Follies. "

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