At once intimate and historical, the work of Brazilian artist Jonathas de Andrade evokes love, memory, and place. His photographs, installations, and videos often respond to the geography and culture surrounding Recife, the city in the northeast region of Brazil in which he lives and works. He grapples in particular with the promises, failures, and inequities of Brazil’s “modernist project” as the often-overlooked region undergoes rapid and often rocky urbanization. This exhibition will be the artist’s first solo presentation in a major US institution.
The exhibition is organized by José Esparza Chong Cuy, Pamela Alper Associate Curator. It is presented in the Bergman Family Gallery on the museum’s second floor.
Lead support for Jonathas de Andrade is provided by the Harris Family Foundation in memory of Bette and Neison Harris, Caryn and King Harris, Katherine Harris, Toni and Ron Paul, Pam and Joe Szokol, Linda and Bill Friend, and Stephanie and John Harris; the Margot and W. George Greig Ascendant Artist Fund; and R.H. Defares.
Major support is provided by Cari and Michael J. Sacks.
Generous support is provided by Melissa Weber and Jay Dandy; and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.