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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Marilyn Monroe – The Myth

During three days and three nights of work, the photographer Bert Stern realized a photographic rehearsal of the blond and charming actress, sensuality icon during the sixties, Marilyn Monroe. It was spring of 62, in Bel Air Hotel suite number 261, in Los Angeles, was formed an intimate atmosphere with filtrated window lights. There were shooted more than 2700 photos, of which Bert selected 2571 images. The rehearsal was realized six weeks before Monroe’s premature death, when she was only 36 years old.

A little part of this remarkable moment can be seen in the exhibition Marilyn Monroe – The Myth. The public confer 62 photos of Sten’s heap. Some pictures where also exhibited in Maillol Museum, in Paris. That was when the editor Geraldo Jordão Pereira decided to bring them to Brazil. To complete it, was released a book with the exhibition images with text of the own photographer.

Galeria Estação
Ferreira de Araújo Street, 625
From Tue. to Fri. and Sun. from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sat. from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. till
March 16th
R$10 per person.

A new theatre and dance company for São Paulo

A new theatre will be built in the building of the old bus terminal in Luz neighborhood, in city centre, and it will be directed to dance spectacles. The State will invest R$ 49,6 millions in the project. Besides the theatre, there will be formed São Paulo Dance Company, composed by 40 dancers. The group responsible is the artist director Iracy Cardoso.

Future of the Present

The carioca (from Rio de Janeiro) artist Cildo Meireles in the exhibition Future of the Present decided to ponder about water scarcity. In one of his pieces, ten ice creams wagons diary leave the Itaú Cultural’s building, in Paulista Avenue, offering them to public for 25 cents of Real each till they get in the city centre.

Composed of seventeen selected artists by curators Agnaldo Farias and Cristiana Tejo, the collective show intend to provoke the public. Amélia Toledo, Cildo Meireles and Nelson Leiner are some of the artists that throw a look upon tomorrow.

Itaú Cultural
Paulista Avenue, 149
From Tue. to Sun. from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sat. and Sun. from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. till February 10th
Free entrance.

Brazil: desFocus (The Outside Eye)

Paço das Artes is exposing the photographic exhibition Brazil: desFocus (The Outside Eye), that reunite 77 pieces of 28 foreign artists, composing a mosaic free of stereotypes or prejudices against Brazil.

Besides the works of photographers from USA, England, Spain, Italy, China, Serbia, Mexico, Portugal, Germany and Argentina, the exhibition also brings, among detaches, photos by Andy Warhol (Pop Art founder), by the Scottish singer David Byrne and by the multimedia artist Matthew Barney.

The curatory done by Paulo Herkenhoff and Nessia Leozini detached the particular views of each artist for geographic, architectonic, cultural, anthropologic, social and ethnographic Brazilian details, registered in distinct moments in the last three decades. Curators opted for selecting exclusively foreign works to destabilize a nationalist focus upon Brazil.

Paço das Artes
Avenida da Universidade, 1
From Tue. to Fri. from 11h30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sat. and Sun. from 12h30 p.m. till 5 p.m. till April 13th

Free entrance

Francisco Toledo Engravings

CAIXA Cultural (the cultural project of Brazilian bank CAIXA) and General Consulate of Mexico in São Paulo are promoting the exhibition Report for one Academy, of Francisco Toledo, one of the most renowned Mexican artists, actually, in the world.

CAIXA Cultural
Sé Square, 111
From Tue. to Sun. from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. till March 2nd
Free entrance

Monday, January 28, 2008

LaChapelle in MuBE

The photographic show Heaven to Hell: Beauties and Disasters, realized by Eva Grinstein, will be available to public till February 5th in MuBE (Brazilian Museum of Sculpture) and brings an ample presentation of David LaChapelle works.

The artist’s photos are always provocative and have been described in many ways. His images are comparable to works of surrealists, pop art, futurist, baroque style and renaissancists artists. In this exhibition, the photographer, ironically, shows in his classical images, contrasted and saturated, a mirror of our times, broaching fame, fashion, pornography and religion.


Europa Avenue, 218
From Tue. to Sun. from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. till February 5th
Free entrance

We Got Two Loves - Our Country and Monaco

The international exhibition We Got Two Loves – Our Country and Monaco can be visited till February 18th in the Conjunto Nacional cultural space. The show presents a new look upon the princedom of Monaco.

The public might confer 43 photos in black and white analogical proceeding by the renowned French professionals Alain Coll, Solange Podell, Jean-Pierre Fernandez and Conceição Praun, the only Brazilian.

Besides it all, there will be exhibited a French movie, with Portuguese subtitles, containing images of Monaco princedom and Princely Family, interviews with people who lives there and with four photographers involved in the project. Who signs the productions is Bárbara Aldano, Thomas Blanchy and Conceição Praun.

Espaço Cultural Conjunto Nacional
Paulista Avenue, 2073
From Mon. to Sat. from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sun. from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. till February 18th

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Street Art - From Grafitti till Painting

From January 17th till February 17th, MAC (Museum of Contemporary Art) USP Ibirapuera shows Street Art – from Graffiti till Painting, composed of a selection of 60 pieces on canvas or wood from 10 Italian grafitti artists and 10 Brazilians. The pieces are unedited, and the Brazilians ones were done specially for the exhibition. The Italian works selection was done by Vittorio Sgarbi, actual Secretary of Culture of Milan, while the works of Brazilian artists were chosen by the curator Fabio Magalhães.

Sgarbi is Italian Street Art Meets the World project’s father, created from the success of Italian grafitti exhibition Street-Art, Sweet-Art, realized in Milan in the beginning of the year. The project aim at fortifying the dialogue and establish the confront between Italian grafitti artists and artists which adopted the same language in other parts of the world.

Among the Brazilians that make part of the show are Boleta, César Profeta, Bugre, Highraff, Prozak, Ndrua, Smael, Tim Tchais, Yá! and Zezão. The Italians are Cano, Kayone, Led, Leo, Filippo, Minelli, Pho, Francesco Pogliaghi, Rae Martini, Verbo and Wany. The criterion adopted for the choice was the diversity of expressive ways (abstract and figurative).

The pieces in exhibition were elaborated upon the conventional painting supports, canvas and wood, those, between four walls, play as public spaces, where those artists usually do their intervention.

MAC USP Ibirapuera – Bienal Pavillion
Pedro Álvares Cabral Avenue, no number
Third floor – Ibirapuera’s Park – Gate 3
From Tue. to Sun. from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. till February 17th

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