DING MUSA | of Brazil´s political discourse

From November 9th 2017 to January 20th 2018

This series of photographs tracks Ding Musa's ten years of living-being in Brasilia while making journeys for other projects. As Musa points out, the city was a space designed to be "the stage for the nation's highest decisions", a reference to Juscelino Kubitscheck's words embossed on a gold-plated wall at Alvorada Palace, the official residence of the president in office, with its view of Congress and the beginning of the Esplanade of the Ministries.

By portraying emblematic buildings, Musa is attempting to explore the discursive aspect embedded in a spatiality constructed to be a country's capital city. "What we see is a view, not very well known one, of buildings being repaired or maintained, employees who work there, and those spaces conceived for delivering speeches and projecting an idea of nation," he says.

Together with photographs, the exhibition features an artist's book of images compiled from his photo essay and two objects designed with measuring rules as dialogue with more recent works. The show echoes aesthetic concerns and more broadly alludes to Musa's production.

 

Ding Musa – of Brazil's political discourse

Opening: 7 pm, November 9, 2017

Exhibition: January 20, 2018

 

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