Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The fervor of the metropolis

The fervor of the metropolis (Fervor da Metrópole), this is the name of the most recent exhibition at the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo by José Manuel Ballester (Madrid, 1960), with approximately 30 color photographs, large format, made during several trips the artist made to Sâo Paulo between 2007 and 2009. The purpose of the trip was "to conduct a photographic view of the largest Brazilian metropolis having, among the principal elements, the modern architecture of the city." Among the sites of the picture are the Edificio Italia, the Garden of the Modernist House in Vila Mariana, the Pinacoteca do Estado, the building Copan and the buildings at the Ibirapuera Park, both designed by Oscar Niemeyer.

About Jose Emanuel Ballester
Emanuel Jose Ballester (Madrid, Spain, 1960), graduated in fine arts from the University Complutense of Madrid (Spain) and currently he is considered one of Spain's most important photographers. He began his career as a painter and printmaker, his first solo exhibition was in 1987, at the theater Albéniz (Madrid). Since then he has performed several shows with an emphasis on the Museo Nacional Reina Sofía and the Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno in Madrid, both in 2005. His work incorporates important collections such as the Fundación la Caixa in Barcelona, the Miami Art Museum (MAM), the Contemporary Center of the City of Barcelona (CCCB), the Cisneros Fontanal Art Foundation, among others.

Where: Pinacoteca do Estado, Praça da Luz 2 - Sao Paulo
When: from 10 am to 5.30 pm, until Agust 22nd
How much: R$6, for free on Saturdays

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