By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In commemoration of Rio de Janeiro’s 450th anniversary, a collective of artists will present a new photography exhibition that examines the city’s history and its impact on modern-day life. Following a launch party on August 13th, the exhibition, “Linhas de Fuga” (Lines of Flight) will officially open to the public on Friday, August 14th and continue through October 4th in Centro Cultural da Justiça Federal.
Curated by photographer and Professor of Visual Art, Mickele Petruccelli Pucarelli, the exhibition features the works of the Coletivo Singular Plural, a group of seven Rio de Janerio photographers who have been working together since 2012.
The photographers, Andrea Portella, Angela Carvalho, Cybele Longuinho, Cynthia Dorneles, Glacy Möller, Roque Labanca Filho and Vani Ribeiro, spent the previous two years intensively studying and researching the transformations the city of Rio de Janeiro has undergone during its 450-year history and the current changes and challenges the city is facing.
Through the displayed works in the exhibition, the collective members hope to challenge viewers’ perspectives, inviting them to celebrate and to question what the city has become and means to them today.
What: Exposição Linhas de Fuga
When: Launch party Thursday, August 13th, 7PM. The exhibition will run from August 14th through October 4th.
Where: Centro Cultural da Justiça Federal, Av. Rio Branco 241, Centro