Jonathas de Andrade: One to One

Jonathas de Andrade: One to One
Author: José Esparza Chong Cuy (Ed.)
Publisher: Prestel; MCA Chicago
Language: English
Pages: 144
Size: 19 x 27.5 cm
Weight: 530 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9783791358390
Availability: In stock
Price: €24.00
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This beautifully illustrated monograph celebrates Brazilian artist Jonathas de Andrade’s video, photography, and installation work.

With contributions by Julieta Gonzaléz, Lisette Lagnado, and Nina Wexelblatt.

Themes of memory, love, economic inequality, and political upheaval are threaded throughout de Andrade’s work, which is often situated in Recife, his hometown in the northeast corner of Brazil. This includes the artist’s most recent works, The Fish, a 16mm film about fishermen who embrace their prey at the moment of their death, and para 2 em 1, in which de Andrade uses an instruction manual as a metaphor for homosexual love. By localizing his art, de Andrade makes powerful statements about many of the issues facing Brazil’s working class, including environmental degradation, urban blight, political inequity, and the loss of traditions and cultures. His multifaceted approach, in which he often collaborates with his fellow citizens, makes his work accessible, personal, and steeped in humanity.

Jonathas de Andrade: One to One was organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, curated by José Esparza Chong Cuy, former Pamela Alper Associate Curator, with Nina Wexelblatt, Curatorial Assistant, and presented in the Bergman Family Gallery at the MCA, April 13–August 25, 2019.