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Dias & Riedweg, Peladas noturnas (Nocturnal Kickabouts), 2012, still from a three-channel HD video installation, color, sound, 3 minutes 57 seconds. From the series “Pequenas histórias de modestía e dúvida” (Small Stories of Modesty and Doubt), 2011–12.

Dias & Riedweg

Centro de Arte Hélio Oiticica

Dias & Riedweg, Peladas noturnas (Nocturnal Kickabouts), 2012, still from a three-channel HD video installation, color, sound, 3 minutes 57 seconds. From the series “Pequenas histórias de modestía e dúvida” (Small Stories of Modesty and Doubt), 2011–12.

The exhibition “Até que a Rua Nos Separe” (Until the Street Do Us Part), installed in exemplary fashion at the Centro de Arte Hélio Oiticica in a commercial district of central Rio de Janeiro, brought together nine video installations and four series of photographs made in the city between 1992 and 2012 by Maurício Dias and Walter Riedweg. Their work demonstrates the relationship between art, politics, and society in the complex urban context that is Rio, from the social cataclysm of the 1990s to the present-day efforts toward “liberation” of the favelas, passing through the empire of drug traffickers.

The video installation Devotionalia, 1994–2003, is a moving example of a sociological and collective approach to a desperate situation. In 1995, the artists took 1,200 molds of hands and feet, which functioned as ex-votos, from children living in the streets, asking them at the same

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