(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
“PINTAR A CHINA AGORA” | Ondrej Brody and Kristofer Paetau
December 7 – February 9
The exhibition will take place at the Foyer of the Museum as a collection of thirty oil paintings rendered from photographs of religious movement Falun Gong practitioners, depicting instances of violence inflicted by the Chinese government upon their own citizens. Although this is the first time in Brazil, the installation premiered in Belgium in 2007, followed by the Netherlands (2008), Poland (2010), and Germany (2011).
“Painting China Now” tackles an inconvenient but necessary topic: political persecution and torture. The problem is how to turn these images into something other than mere whistleblowing. Not that it means it is unnecessary, but adding critical layers to it provides the artistic strategy with important complexity and intensity, said curator Luiz Camillo Osorio.
Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro
Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 85.
Parque do Flamengo.
Rio de Janeiro – RJ – Brazil
Tel: (+5521) 2240-4944
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