Thomaz Farkas: The Rhythm of Light
With the exhibition "Thomaz Farkas: The Rhythm of Light" the Brazil-Austria Cultural Center (CCBrAt) reopened its gallery to the public, presenting the Brazilian photographer, born in Hungary, Thomaz Farkas (1924-2011). Considered one of the greatest representatives of modern photography in Brazil, Farkas left a unique work and contributed mainly to the representation of Brazilian culture. With his new visual approach and documentaries, he became one of the most important artists of his time.
The exhibition is part of the Cultural Center's curatorial series on black and white photographs portraying urban life in Brazil in the mid-20th century. This is a key period in Brazilian social history. Two individual exhibitions will be presented successively, with the works of Thomaz Farkas and Alberto Ferreira. Both artists photographed the same places, at the same time, from their own perspectives, but with different intentions: while Farkas' artistic language was established by "showing Brazil to Brazilians", Ferreira's journalistic activity became known for "showing Brazilians to Brazil and the world".
The Brazil-Austria Cultural Center
The Center, installed in the Petit Palais Rotschild, built in 1894 and belonging to Brazil since 1987, offers an atmosphere that combines the history of the house with a modern environment for exhibitions and events. The Center hosted exhibitions in its gallery in 2017-2018 by Daniel Azulay, King Leopold of Belgium, Paulo Mariotti, Luiz Martins and Massimo Listri. In 2020, the exhibition "COM.MEMORIA.AÇÃO - faces, homes and stories of Brazilians in Vienna" honored the local community. Besides the exhibition space, which resumes its activities after the pandemic, in 2021 the Cultural Centre will also have musical programming, a pilot project of Portuguese language teaching, as well as projects of cultural promotion proposed by the Brazilian community in Austria.
• Thomas Farkas: The Rhythm of Light
• From 28.5.2021 to 17.7.2021
• Cultural Center Brazil-Austria. Prinz Eugen-Strasse 26, Tue-Fri 14:00-19:00, Sat-Sun 14:00-18:00.
• Free admission
• +43 1 504 6371-12
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