Brazil is the host country for two international sports events.
- 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ : This is the 20th FIFA World Cup, a tournament for the men’s football (aka soccer) world championship, that is currently taking place in Brazil 12 June- 13 July.
- Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016: The city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil has been elected host city of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, which will start on 5 August.
- More than 10,500 athletes from over 200 nations will compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Brazil is also recognized as “one of 17 megadiverse (i.e.extremely biodiverse) countries, home to a variety of wildlife, natural environments, and extensive natural resources in a variety of protected habitats. Brazil is a regional power in Latin America and a middle power in international affairs, with some analysts identifying it as an emerging global power. Brazil has been the world’s largest producer of coffee for the last 150 years.“
“In view of the environmental crisis and globalisation, how can we analyse the delicate relation between preservation and transformation?”
Curator Rafael Cardoso
“From the Margin to the Edge: Brazilian Art and Design in the XXI Century”
THis video presents “Caio Reisewitz (english).”
Continues to September 7, 2014
Museum of the International Center of Photography (ICP)
1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036, USA
One of Brazil’s leading contemporary photographers, Caio Reisewitz, portrays the environmental dualities of Brazil in his photography exhibition.
- This is the first major U.S. solo exhibition of noted Brazilian photographer and artist Caio Reisewitz.
- Organized by ICP curator Christopher Phillips, the exhibition Caio Reisewitz presents a selection of the artist’s works made between 2003 and 2013.
- Reisewitz’s photographic work “explores the rapidly changing relationship between urban and rural in modern-day Brazil.”
- “His images draw attention to the challenge the nation’s economic development now poses to its lush natural environment and rich architectural heritage.
- A section devoted to large-scale color photographs depicts the largely untouched rainforests that are now endangered by Brazil’s explosive economic growth.
- Reisewitz sees Brazil’s green rainforests as a “threatened utopia.”
- Most of these works were made within a few hundred miles of São Paulo, in remnants of the Mata Atlântica (Atlantic Forest) that once blanketed Brazil’s east coast.”
“His smaller-format photocollages take a very different direction, employing a playful, jazz-like visual approach. In these works, tiny photographic images of urban environments are scattered within scenes presenting the green expanses of Brazil’s forests.”
ICP Curator Christopher Phillips