Caio Reisewitz, Santuario San Pedro Claver III, 2007, c-print, 221 x 180 cm.


“The Tropics: Views from the Middle of the Globe”

Gropius Bau
Niederkirchnerstraße 7
September 13, 2008–January 12, 2009

Centro Cultural Banco Do Brasil
SCES, Trecho 02, lote 22
February 18–April 30, 2008

Curated by Alfrons Hug

Taking as his inspiration “Magiciens de la terre,” the Centre Pompidou’s groundbreaking 1989 exhibition of African art, curator Alfons Hug presents the work of twenty-one living artists from around the world alongside a hundred “premodern” pieces from the collection of the Ethnological Museum in Berlin. Since many of the contemporary artists work in documentary formats and several are not native to the tropics, the tension between “hosts” and “guests,” as well as that between old and new, should make for dynamic viewing.

Travels to the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Feb. 18–Apr. 30, 2008; and the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Sept. 13, 2008–Jan. 12, 2009.