(São Paulo, Brazil)
Considered the largest photography fair in Latin America, SP-Arte/Foto 2014 opens its eighth edition on the 20th August, at JK Iguatemi shopping mall, with 30 Brazilian galleries who use photography as media. Established in the national calendar of great art-related events, the Fair brings works by domestic and foreign artists, reflecting this segment’s strength in the arts scene and representing the finest modern and contemporary photography, as well as some vintage style pieces.
“The eighth edition of SP-Arte/Foto shows the increasing importance of photography in the art market, a result of the public and professional interest in creating and publishing works of artistic quality and relevance”, says Fernanda Feitosa, SP-Arte and SP-Arte/Foo creator and director.
Derived from the renowned SP-Arte (considered the largest art fair in Brazil), the Fair’s photography unfolding takes place from the 21st to 24th August to the wider public.
Among the participating galleries are: Baró Galeria, Bolsa de Arte de Porto Alegre, Casa Triângulo, Kamara Kó Galeria, Galeria Leme and Galeria Tempo. For the full list of participating galleries, click here.
As well as gallery stands, SP-Arte/Foto 2014 offers a parallel programme, with talks and meetings.
Highlighted among the stands are:
Once again the only gallery from North-Northeastern Brazil to participate in the Fair, Kamara Kó gallery presents an unique opportunity for national and foreign collectors to have access to the Pará state photography production.
In the gallery stand – participating for the second time in SP-Arte/Foto – the São Paulo public will see a section of contemporary Belém photography. Alberto Bitar, Alexandre Siqueira, Anita Lima, Armando Queiroz, Guy Veloso, Miguel Chikaoka, Octávio Cardoso and Pedro Cunha are among the artists with works on view.
Apart from presenting works by its finest artists, the gallery will also study the artwork commercialization circuit. A pinhole camera made out of a bowl by Miguel Chikaoka, who integrates the MAM-SP Collectors Club, will also be exhibited at the Fair.
Luiz Braga, a PIPA 2010 Nominating Committee member, was born in Belém, 1956. In his oeuvre he intertwines contrasts between human landscape and architecture.
Winner of prizes such as Leopold Godowsky Jr. Color Photography [Boston, 1990], he held several solo exhibitions: “Retumbante natureza humanizada”, SESC Pinheiros [São Paulo, 2014]; “Entreato da Luz”, Casa das Onze Janelas [Belém, 2013]; “Nightvisions”, Galeria Leme [São Paulo, 2012].
Braga also took part in group exhibitions: “Fronteiras incertas: arte e fotografia no acervo do MAC USP” [São Paulo, 2014]; “Poder Provisório”, MAM SP [São Paulo, 2014]. He participated in the 53rd Venezia Biennale .
His artworks are part of collections in MAC-USP, MAM-SP and MASP, São Paulo State Pinacoteca, Pérez Art Museum Miami, among others.
Highlighted in the parallel programme are:
– seLecT meeting cycle | Post-post-modernism
23rd August, 5pm, Lounge One, JK Iguatemi – 3rd floor
Post-post-modernisms – Modernism and new modernities
Talk with the artist Luisa Duarte – critic and curator, PIPA 2011 Nominating Committee member – Maria Angélica Melendi and Ricardo Sardenberg
About the meeting:
There is a new modern aesthetic in question. It is suggested in critical visions that make use of modernist architecture from new angles and also revisits them as ruins and constructive language. We invited the curators Luisa Duarte and Ricardo Sardenberg and critic and professor Maria Angélica Melendi to discuss the matter.
21st to 24th August, 2pm to 8pm
Shopping JK Iguatemi
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