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.
Concertina is a collection of structures by Richard Wentworth and Apparata that explore the social potential of art spaces and transform the gallery.
SCOPE Miami Beach 2015
Attracting over 45,000 visitors each year, SCOPE Miami caters for seasoned tastemakers looking for the latest innovations in contemporary art. This year’s 15th anniversary edition will welcome 120 exhibitors from 22 countries and 57 cities.