If I Were You features the work of nine artists whose trajectories have been touched by Rio and who have experienced the swelter of the city as material. This group exhibition, curated by artist Rafael D’Aló, explores how the influence of a place can be both yearned for and inescapable.
Rio stands firmly in the world’s pantheon of emblematic cities. The heat, the sweat, the sand, the sea, the thong, have all come to symbolize its wide appeal. The works presented here are meditations on self-image, freedom and ambivalence. They are exercises in recontextualizing the collective imagination, as well as interruptions in the ongoing flow of prescribed images associated with the city.
Artists: Asafe Ghalib, Cibelle Cavalli Bastos, Elvis Almeida, Enorê, Mariana Mauricio, Pauline Batista, Rafael D’Alo, Rafael Pérez Evans, and Zé Tepedino
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