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Quando o tempo aperta, exhibition with Rochelle Costi, itinerates to Rio de Janeiro

Tags: Rochelle Costi / Museu Histórico Nacional / Prêmio CNI SESI SENAI Marcantonio Vilaça / Raphael Fonseca

Rochelle Costi, Quartos - São Paulo (5), 1998, c-print, 183 x 229 cm

After being exhibited at the Palácio das Artes da Fundação Clóvis Salgado, in Belo Horizonte, now the exhibition Quando o tempo aperta [When the time tightens], which awarded Raphael Fonseca the CNI SESI SENAI Marcantonio Vilaça Prize of Plastic Arts for Emerging Curators, will be installed at the Museu Histórico Nacional, in Rio de Janeiro.


The group show is based in the in the Riposatevi project, developed by Lucio Costa for the XIII Millan Triennial, in 1964, which presented, in an environment field with hammocks and that invited people to rest, three large photos of Brasília, “as a suggestion that this same people that pass the ‘free time’ on the hammock, when the ‘time tightens’ build in only three years, in the desert, a Capital”. 


Rochelle Costi (Caxias do Sul, 1961) participates in the show with six photos from the series Quartos - São Paulo, originally presented at XXIV São Paulo Biennial, in 1998. With these works, the artist investigates urban intimacy through its resting spaces, using photography as an aesthetical exercise as much as a medium for anthropological research, in a manner that the vestiges left by the absent bodies reveal meaningful and unexpected details about the humans who inhabit the city. Other participating artists are Hélio Oiticica, Pierre Verger, André Komatsu, Marcelo Cidade and Lais Myrrha, among others.


The exhibition can be visited from April 20 to June 12, 2016.