02.09 — 10.10.15

Galeria Superfície is pleased to present 1968’s, second exhibition by artist Marcelo Brodsky (1954), one year after showing Tiempo de Árbol at the gallery’s opening.

In the 1980s, during his exile in Spain, Marcelo Brodsky began to take photographs. His work is characterized by the use of photography as an instrument for investigating personal and collective memory, combining direct images, archival images, video texts and installations in his narrative. The essay Buena Memoria, which was exhibited at Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo in 2010, illustrates the attempt to narrate the effects of the dictatorship in his home country, focusing on the effects of violence on a class of high school students where he studied the artist. Brodsky is also a member of the board of Parque de la Memoria in Buenos Aires, built in honor of victims of the Military Dictatorship in Argentina.

He participated in the 29th São Paulo International Biennial with the work El Rio de la Prata, and his work has been exhibited in numerous national and international museums and is part of important public and private collections; among which we highlight the collections of Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina; The Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, USA; MAM Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sprengel Museum Hannover, Germany; Museo de Arte de las Américas, Washington D.C., USA; Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France; Contemporary Art Collection of La Universidad de Salamanca, Spain; and the Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His work was recently acquired by the Tate Collection in London, UK, and by the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, USA.

In this exhibition, the artist continues his historical research focused on the demonstrations of 1968. Images from São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro mingle and dialogue with those of other cities in the world at this time of change. He intervenes with handwritten texts on the images pointing out which ideas were at stake, in Brazil but also in Bogotá, Paris, Mexico, Cordoba and Washington. We will also present the work Rezo con mis pies which was recently acquired by the Jewish Museum in New York, USA, and which deals with the relationship between the struggle for civil rights in the USA and in Latin America.