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Aperture Magazine Live

The São Paulo Issue

Monday, June 16

6:30 pm

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore 547 West 27th Street New York, NY


This event is free for students with ID and Aperture Members at the $50 level and above.

In conjunction with the release of the São Paulo IssueAperture magazine presents a night of presentations and conversations about contemporary photography from Brazil. Featured speakers include three leading Brazilian photographers: Caio Reisewitz, whose work is currently the subject of a solo exhibition at the International Center of Photography; Bárbara Wagner; and Mauro Restiffe, all of whom use photography to engage questions of Brazilian history, architecture, urban space, and the politics of the landscape. The three photographers’ presentations will be followed by a panel discussion led by issue guest editor Thyago Nogueira, curator of contemporary photography at São Paulo’s Instituto Moreira Salles and editor of Zum, a key Brazilian photography magazine.

Thyago Nogueira is a Brazilian photographer and curator. His most recent photography projects include Japão (2008) and São Francisco (2006). He has exhibited at Museu da Imagem e do Som, São Paulo. He is currently the head of the contemporary photography department at the Instituto Moreira Salles in Rio de Janeiro and the editor of Brazilian photography magazine ZUM.

Caio Reisewitz (born in São Paulo, 1967) studied photography at the Kunstakademie in Mainz, Germany, before earning an MA in visual poetics from University of São Paulo in 2009. In addition to representing Brazil at the 2005 Venice Biennale, Reisewitz has been met with international recognition, mounting solo exhibitions at Fondation Cartier, Paris; Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo; and, most recently, the International Center of Photography, New York. Reisewitz is known and admired for his large-format color photographs of the landscape and architecture of Brazil.

Mauro Restiffe (born in São José do Rio Pardo, Brazil, 1970) received his BA from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado, São Paulo, in 1993, and later studied photography at the International Center of Photography, New York, from 1994 to 1995. He has held solo shows at Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo; Galeria Mário Sequeira, Braga, Portugal; Henry Urbach Architecture Gallery, New York; and PHotoEspaña ’09, Madrid. He also participated in the 27th São Paulo Biennial and the 2006 Taipei Biennial. In 2001, he was awarded the Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award and the Rema Hort Mann Art Grant. In addition, his work is in the collections of Deutsche Bank, New York; Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo; Centro de Arte Contemporânea de Inhotim, Brazil; Tate, United Kingdom; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Bárbara Wagner (born in Brasília, Brazil, 1980) worked as a photojournalist for various media agencies in Brazil before developing a career as an artist. Her photography explores the cultural imaginary of the middle class in her home country, and its intersection with history, tradition, and pop culture. Published in book formats since 2007, her works have been exhibited in solo and group shows in Europe, Africa, and South America, and are in the collections of the Museu de Arte de São Paulo and the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo. An extensive selection of her photographs was published in the 2009 monograph O que é bonito é pra se ver (That which is beautiful must be seen). In 2011, she completed an MFA at the Dutch Art Institute in the Netherlands. She works between Berlin and Recife, Brazil.

Image: Mauro Restiffe, From the series Oscar, 2012

This program is supported, in part, by the International Center of Photography, as well as by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the board and Members of Aperture Foundation.


The São Paulo Issue