This public talk is dedicated to the themes of interaction between contexts, the power of photographic “intuition,” and the new documentation.
Mauro Restiffe’s exhibition is the result of his observations of Russia in two different time periods: the late 1990s and the mid-2000s. The Brazilian photographer reveals not only the local history (“what has happened here”), but also the universal condition of memory: the everlasting familiarity and the proximity to ongoing processes.
The combination of poetry and documentation, as well as the similarities between Russian and Brazilian temporalities, will become the main aspects of the artist’s discussion with curator Rodrigo Moura, who has been following Restiffe’s practice for a long time. The speakers will also touch upon Soviet culture’s exceptional photogenic quality.
Moderated by Snejana Krasteva