From 2014 through 2016, photographer Kitty Paranaguá probed deep into eleven of Rio’s largest favelas to come out with “Campos de Altitude” (Altitude Fields) on show through September 30 at newcomer Janaina Torres Galeria which opened its doors last year in São Paulo’s Jardins.
I was contemplating some of Luciana Brito’s smart business choices of late. In early 2016, she moved the gallery from the corporate neighborhood of Vila Olímpia to a beautiful heritage-listed modernist house in the much more central area of Jardim Europa.
The compositions Tomie Ohtake identified in these minute collages worked as “scripts” for paintings and prints that experimented with different scales and chromatic combinations.
Positioning Brazil as a serious contender on the international stage of contemporary photography, the eleventh edition of SP-Arte/Foto runs Thursday through Sunday with thirty-two local galleries.
“Last year during Art Basel, we started talking about today’s fairs, how they had outgrown making it possible to visit all the stands and why not have something smaller with a strict curatorship admitting only selected galleries and that’s what we did.”