(New York, USA)
Brazilian photographer Caio Reisewitz will be on view at the International Center of Photography (ICP), his first major solo show in the United States. Along with the exhibition, a walkthrough with the artist and the curator and a lecture will be held.
During the past two decades, Reisewitz has produced a compelling body of color photographic work that explores the rapidly changing relationship between urban and rural in modern-day Brazil. His images draw attention to the challenge the nation’s economic development now poses to its lush natural environment and rich architectural heritage.
Organized by ICP curator Christopher Phillips, the exhibition “Caio Reisewitz” will present a selection of the artist’s works made between 2003 and 2013. The show will feature a group of meditative architectural interiors that reflect Reisewitz’s fascination with Brazil’s colonial heritage as well as the accomplishments of the country’s 20th-century modernist architects. A section devoted to large-scale color photographs depicts the largely untouched rainforests that are now endangered by Brazil’s explosive economic growth. Most of these works were made within a few hundred miles of São Paulo, in remnants of the Mata Atlântica (Atlantic Forest) that once blanketed Brazil’s east coast.
The exhibition also highlights Reisewitz’s recent handmade photo collages in which images of urban environments are embedded in scenes presenting the green expanses of Brazil’s forests. These inventive works employ a playful, jazzlike visual idiom that recalls Brazil’s rich tradition of modernist art.
Exhibition Walkthrough with artist Caio Reisewitz and curator Christopher Phillips
16th May, 2pm – ICP Galleries
The public is invited to join Caio Reisewitz and Christopher Phillips for an hour-long tour of the exhibition and a conversation about the artist’s work. This walkthrough is free with museum admission.
Lecture: Caio Reisewitz
21st May, 7pm – ICP School Studio
Caio Reisewitz discusses the development of his approach to photography and explains why he sees Brazil’s green rainforests as a “threatened utopia.”
Caio Reisewitz solo exhibition
On view from 16th May through 7th September
Media preview on 15th May, from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Visiting hours: Tues–Thurs: 10 am–6 pm
Friday: 10 am–8 pm
Weekends: 10 am–6 pm
International Center of Photography (ICP)
1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street
New York, NY