Rio Utopico – Suggestive places

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Rio Utópico is an exhibition that aims to make a spontaneous photographic mapping of communities in Rio de Janeiro whose names suggest a utopian situation. The exhibition will consist of a large map of the city, enlarged on the floor of the room, with groups of photographs of each locality gathered on the walls.

To mount the exhibition, artist Rosângela Rennó worked with young residents of these communities, who were guided to photograph and research the place where they live. The collaboration of the youth is the jumping off point for the exhibition, which will involve an open call for any visitor from the communities of Rio de Janeiro to send images to the exhibition.

The artist will receive the images during the period in which the show is in progress. They will then be selected, printed and added to the exhibition walls from time to time. The exhibition will show how people represent their own places, how they mobilize around the production of images and how the landscape of Rio de Janeiro is much more diverse than we are accustomed to seeing.

I auto-translated the section below showing the event info.

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