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The exhibition at the Casa Museu Ema Klabin brings together engravings from the 19th century

The exhibition of the Swiss Johann Jacob Steinmann with engravings on Rio de Janeiro is presented in dialogue with the Pará artist PV Dias

The Casa Museu Ema Klabin, in Sao Paulo, hosts the exhibition until August 11th Rio de Janeiro, XIX-XXIwhich presents the 12 recordings that make up the album Memories from Rio de Janeiro, produced by the Swiss Johann Jacob Steinmann in 1836. In dialogue with Steinmann’s work is the series He told me, he told mecreated specifically by the Pará artist PV diameter, which inserts contemporary drawings into the Swiss artist’s engravings, taking inspiration from the records of Johann Moritz Rugendas.

The album Memories from Rio de Janeiro It was one of the first series of engravings published in Europe after the independence of Brazil, bringing a European vision of the capital of Rio, which promotes the exuberance of the natural landscape, without revealing its tensions and conflicts.

Based on seven works from Steinmann’s album and three recordings by Rugendas, PV diameter has inserted contemporary figures, both in the landscapes and in the frames, highlighting the questions posed by this exhibition which evaluates how, after two centuries, these images of the Rio landscape can go beyond tradition and record our reality and identity in a more complex way.

View of Nossa Senhora da Glória and the bar in Rio de Janeiro, by Johann Jacob Steinmann

Planting, by PV Dias

Some works exhibited by PV Dias will also dialogue with four paintings from the Ema Klabin Collection exhibited in other rooms of the house museum: Rio de Janeiro of Tarsila do Amaral; View of Olinda AND Church of Saints Cosma and Damiano, by Frans Post; AND Female portraitby Emiliano Di Cavalcanti.

The work of PV Dias dialogues with the painting 'Rio de Janeiro', by Tarsila do Amaral (1923), exhibited at the house museum


Where? Ema Klabin House Museum – Rua Portugal, 43 – Jardim Europa.

When? Until August 11th. Free visits from Wednesday to Sunday, from 11am to 5pm (overnight stay until 6pm). Guided tours take place at Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, at 11am, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm; and on Saturdays and Sundays only at 2pm.

How much? Free entry, with suggested voluntary contribution.

Source: Terra

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