Once a year, the Museum of Image and Sound, in São Paulo, dedicates a space exclusively to photography exhibitions – both from Brazilian artists and International ones. This year the work of British photographer Martin Parr takes centre stage, with the biggest showcase ever seen in South America.
The exhibition Parrtificial, with 244 individual photos, will take up the whole of the first floor of the MIS. Parrtificial shows us the view from behind the camera, exploring unexpected situations and characters and intriguing scenes, whilst mixing fact with fiction. The work is separated into seven parts, so as to help the viewer get a better feel for its chronology, and poetic and cultural meanings.
Martin is one of the biggest and most famous photographers of his generation and is known for his often humorous way of showing modern life, particularly that of the different English social classes. He has a well-established legacy in the world of photography thanks to his work, both as an author of 90 books and as a curator of festivals and exhibitions. He has been exhibited in renowned museums, such as the Tate Gallery (London), the Pompidou Centre (Paris) and MoMA (New York).
As well as Martin Parr, the MIS will have other ongoing activities at the same time, with film showcases and other exhibitions.
Where: MIS (Museum of Image and Sound) – Av. Europa, 158 – Jardim Europa, São Paulo – SP – Brasil
When: Until 24 July
Time: Tuesdays to Saturdays, 12pm to 9pm; Sundays and Bank Holidays, 11am to 8pm (Entry permitted up until 1 hour before exhibition closes)
Place: Espaço Redondo, Espaço Expositivo First Floor, Espaço Expositivo Second Floor and Nicho
Age restrictions: none
For more information and programme: www.mis-sp.org.br