Philadelphia

Philadelphia

Artur Barrio

The Galleries at Moore
1916 Race Street (on the Parkway) Moore College of Art & Design
February 8–March 19, 2006

Curated by Brian Wallace

In 1970, during one of the most violent periods of Brazil’s military dictatorship, Artur Barrio left plastic bags filled with meat, bones, excrement, and garbage on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, while an accomplice photographed passersby, capturing their curious, repulsed, and horrified reactions. For Barrio’s first solo exhibition in North America, curator Brian Wallace offers an unprecedented opportunity to view these and other photographs alongside some seventy objects, drawings, notebooks, and documentary material from the late ’60s to the present, including a new project that incorporates elements (coffee grounds, lightbulbs, wall writings) from Barrio’s Documenta11 installation. The show is accompanied by a symposium featuring the artist and international curators like Carlos Basualdo and Cristina Freire, as well as a catalogue with new translations of Barrio’s writings.