At the start of the 1940s, during World War II, Brazil was the destination of choice for thousands of immigrants. During this time, the country went through a process of modernisation that touched every part of society. Modernities: Brazilian Photography 1940-1964 explores this transformation through the observations of four photographers: Marcel Gautherot, Hans Gunter Flieg, Thomas Farkas and José Medeiros. With varied backgrounds and approaches to photography, an important moment in Brazil’s history, which documents the importance of industry and the rise of consumer culture is recorded. The vast selection of images depicts scenes, such as everyday life, the carnival, football, beaches, department stores, which reflects upon a period of time that ended with the beginning of the military dictatorship in 1964. The exhibition continues at Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris, until 26 July. www.gulbenkian-paris.org.
Art Fair Tokyo 2016
First established in 1992 as Nippon International Contemporary Art Fair, Art Fair Tokyo is now the biggest fair of its kind in Japan and has branched out to showcase a variety of artistic styles and disciplines from a range of eras.
A new text from Hatje Cantz charts the aesthetics of architecture and the creative trajectory of one of the best-known duos from Nordic culture in the field.