Jonathas de Andrade, "ABC da Cana" (Sugarcane ABC), 2014

Jonathas de Andrade in his first solo presentation in Mexico

(Mexico City, Mexico)

PIPA Prize 2011 Finalist Jonathas de Andrade draws a close look to the northeastern region of Brazil in his works, examining issues of labor, class and race, embedded in Brazilian culture. For the exhibition Jonathas de Andrade: Visões do Nordeste(Visions of the Northeast) at the Museo Jumex, the artist presents three of his most recent works that investigate these questions and evidence his interest in the Nordeste.

The solo show features two videos, “O Peixe” (2016) and “O caseiro” (2016), and a photographic series , “ABC da Cana” (2014). Blurring the line between fiction and reality, Andrade explores aspects of local culture by situating his works in the context of his native region of the Nordeste, while also raises a discussion about universal issues such as the nature of oppression, social inequality and racism. In a level, these works are not only discussing the construction of Brazilian national identity and the persistence of such problems in Brazil, but also in Latin America, that also struggles against the perpetuation of its colonial condition. 

“Jonathas de Andrade:Visions of the Nordeste“, solo show by Jonathas de Andrade
On view from October 4th through November 12th

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