MAM-Rio | January programme

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)


Amilcar de Castro
25 Nov 2014 – 08 Feb 2015
The exhibition presents a summary of Amilcar de Castro’s oeuvre, divided into four clusters: Outdoors sculptures – monumental sculptures in the Museum’s gardens; Sculpture and method – different size sculptures occupy the internal area; Drawings – large scale artworks on canvas and smaller scale ones on paper; and Graphic design – as a graphic designer, Amilcar had a revolutionary role, taking part as main author in the graphic reform of a Rio de Janeiro newspaper.

Caneta, Lente & Pincel
06 Dec 2014 – 01 Feb 2015
The multi-artistic collective leaves its virtual platform to display brand new works in an exhibition which is an artwork in itself, reinstating its polyphonic, multimedia, collaborative aspects, in an expanded, contemporary artistic action.

Thresholds – The Joaquim Paiva collection at MAM
11 Oct 2014 – 18 Jan 2015
In 2005, under a free lease, the Museum started holding the Joaquim Paiva Collection, currently with nearly two thousand works by Brazilian and foreign photographers, purchased since the 1980s.

Operação Condor – João Pina
18 Dec 2014 – 22 Feb 2015
It was after photographing former Portuguese convicts that João Pina met and researched about Operação Condor, a secret plan that “brothered” six latin-american countries during Cold War. His lens worked as an eye, observing the effects this long dictatorship period had in our society, some survivors and family members. We are facing our own history. We can only wonder what kind of justice we want.
17th Dec at 6pm: Book launch and talk with the Museum curator Luiz Camillo Osorio and with O Globo journalist Chico Otavio

Imagens da Escuridão e da Resistência: repressão exclusão e opressão
18 Dec 2014 – 22 Feb 2015
The history of Brazil and Rio de Janeiro is marked by social tensions and by struggles for rights and citizenship. Our democratization faces a slavery, patriarchal past that remains unshaken. The artists place themselves inside this struggle, wanting to reset ways of seeing and transforming reality, sympathizing with the excluded and with the resistance of any forms of oppression.

Genealogias do Contemporâneo
Coleção Gilberto Chateaubriand MAM

Permanent exhibition | curadoria Luiz Camillo Osorio

Completely refurbished in April 2013, the exhibition is divided into:
Brazil: visions and vertigos, Broken cit, Hybrid bodies, Geometric breathings and Dive into the collection. This edition includes a set of works by Arlindo Daibert.

MAM Sua história, seu patrimônio
Permanent exhibition | curated by Elizabeth Catoia Varela

Show about MAM-Rio’s history and architecture. A great model of the Museum’s architectural set, graphic materials from different times are also exhibited.

Education and Art | Me, you and MAM

Family programme
Sundays 3pm
General public reception for visits to the collections and temporary exhibitions, development of educational and artistic activities indoors and outdoors the museum. Free admission

Group visits
– Tues to Fri 1pm and 3pm | Groups of up to 40 people
School group receptions, comprising guided tours, practical activities and artistic creation. Advised for student classes, NGOs and special education and social inclusion groups. Free admission

– Wed, Sat and Sun 4pm | Groups of up to 20 people
Programme for spontaneous visitor groups with guided tours through the Museum’s exhibitions. Free admission


Chaplin sem Carlitos [Chaplin without Carlitos]
In January, MAM’s Cinematheque holds an exhibition with feature films by Charles Chaplin without the character that immortalized him – Carlitos. This retrospective brings all of Chaplin’s sound films and a silent movie, that is the first drama of his career, in which he preferred not to act.
fri 16
6:30pm – Chaplin – “Limelight” by Charles Chaplin. USA, 1952. With Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Nigel Bruce. Subtitles in Portuguese. 137’. A bankrupt comedian and a dancer with suicidal instincts find hope and meaning for their lives after they meet.
sat 17
4pm – Chaplin – “A King in New York” by Charles Chaplin. Great Britain, 1957. With Charles Chaplin, Maxime Audley, Jerry Desmond. Subtitles in Portuguese. 110’. A recently deposed monarch moves to New York and accidentally becomes a television star.
6pm – Chaplin – “A Countess from Hong-Kong” by Charles Chaplin. Great Britain, 1967. With Marlon Brando, Sophia Loren, Sydney Chaplin. Subtitles in Portuguese. 120’. A Russian royalty descendent meets a rich American businessman.

thurs 22 
6:30pm – “Sudden Shifts” by Vijai Patchineelam. Brazil, 2012, HD video, 22´. Movement is given through the alternation of static images and objects.Filmed in Jardim Canadá, a rural town which has been radically industrialized in the last decade by the mining industry. “Part 2” by Vijai Patchineelam, Brazil, 2014, HD video, 15´. Following the movement of a pack of street dogs at an eye level exploration of the landfills of Jardim Canadá.

fri 23
6:30pm – Chaplin – “A woman of Paris” by Charles Chaplin. USA. 1923. With Edna Purviance, Clarence Geldart, Carl Miller. Subtitles in Portuguese. 78’. The session features live piano by Cadu. First drama of Chaplin’s career, who preferred not to act in this film. A man falls in love with a courtesan.
sat 24
4pm – Chaplin – “Monsieur Verdoux” by Charles Chaplin. USA, 1947. With Charles Chaplin, Mady Correl, Allison Roddan. Subtitles in Portuguese. 124’. A cynical man supports his family by marrying and murdering rich women for their money.
6:30pm – Chaplin – “The great dictator” by Charles Chaplin. USA, 1940. With Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jackie Oakie. Subtitles in Portuguese. 125’. Dictator wants to expand his empire while a poor Jew barber tries to escape from the persecution imposed by the government.

sat 31
4pm – Extra – “Shurayukihime” by Toshiya Fujita. Japan, 1973. With Meiko Kaji, Toshio Kurosawa, Masaaki Daimon. Subtitles in Portuguese. 97’. Movie that inspired Kill Bill, by Quentin Tarantino, based on Kazuo Koike’s manga. Woman is raped and beaten up by a group of thieves, who murdered her husband and son.
6pm – Extra – “Shurayukihime:Urami renga” by Toshiya Fujita. Japan, 1974. With Meiko Kaji, Toshio Kurosawa, Masaaki Daimon. Subtitles in Portuguese. 89’. “Shurayukihime” sequel.

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