art fair

Checking ArtRio 2015, the Rio Art Fair

Last friday afternoon I escaped a little bit from my routine to check this year’s edition of ArtRio, the international Art Fair of Rio de Janeiro. I’ve been visiting ArtRio since its first edition and had the opportunity to see how this event has been consolidated in the Art scene in Rio.  Visiting ArtRio is the only moment when I stop to see what is going on the contemporary Art scene and check for myself what different international galleries has to show.

It is a moment when I just take the opportunity to release my mind from any worries or thoughts and just appreciate the beauty of art.

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ArtRio always takes place in Rio in the first or second weekend of the month of September. If you are fond of arts and are planning to visit Rio, consider coming in the month of September.

ArtRio 2015 -September 10 to 13 – Pier Maua

A little bit of my visit to ArtRio 2014 Fair

Ten days ago I paid a visit to ArtRio, the 4th edition of one of the biggest art fairs in Latin America, hosted in Pier Mauá, Rio de Janeiro.

ArtRio Fair happens once a year, every september, usually some days before my birthday, which is to say, on the first half of september, and it is always hosted in Pier Mauá. Pier Mauá is the place where the cruise ships land in Rio.

The neighborhood around Pier Maua is being renovated by “Prefeitura do Rio” (Rio de Janeiro City Hall), who is leading a project, called Porto Maravilha Operation, to turn the area, once a degraded neighborhood, into a cultural and touristic spot.

Very close to Pier Maua entrance there is MAR (Museum of Art of Rio), which I’ve been planning to visit for a while but didn’t have the opportunity yet.

But talking about ArtRio… I don’t miss this fair since its first edition in 2010. As I’m not an art expert my visits are always guided by a curiosity instinct. What attracts me most in this art fair is that you can appreciate a Picasso, for example, just next to works of art of unknown and not famous artists.

In my opinion, Art is a good source for inspiration for photography, so, whenever I can,  I try to visit art exhibitions, like you can see here or here, and whenever I’m travelling I try to make time to visit art museums.

Another good thing about ArtRio is that visiting this fair you feel like you’re doing a quick tour to art galleries around the World. Galleries of cosmopolitan cities of the World like Tokyo, Barcelona, Paris, New York and São Paulo can be visited in ArtRio, and you won’t need to take an airplane for that.

This year I didn’t took my camera with me, my day began very early that day. I just didn’t want to carry my heavy Canon 60D all day long in my handbag. So I took all the photos above with my cellphone. Although it is not the same,it did the job to document the images that caught my attention!

I hope you like it!

Have a nice weekend everyone!



Getting inspired in Art Rio 2013

Yesterday I took the afternoon off and paid a visit to Art Rio 2013, in Pier Maua, in Rio de Janeiro’s port area.

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This photo I took with my cell phone while waiting to buy the ticket

Art Rio is a an international fair of contemporary art held in Rio always in the month of  september. They are on their third edition, and it is the second time I have the opportunity to enjoy this great art event.

It was a nice way of getting inspired not only by the works of art but also by the view from Pier Maua.

Art Rio 2013!

Art Rio 2013!


This was one of the three restaurants installed in Pier Maua for the fair


The exhibitions were set up in 4 pavilions.


One of the exits of one of the pavilions.


A fan!


Clothes as part of a work of art!


Golf carts are available to drive visitors between pavilions.


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Guanabara Bay and Rio-Niterói Bridge view


One of the pavilions from outside


Pier Maua Cranes


If you get tired of walking from one pavilion to another you can relax a little in those beach chairs


Another beautiful view of the port area


ArtRio will be held  until September  8, at Pier Mauá.

Art Rio 2013 – Pier Maua – Avenida Rodrigues Alves, 10 , Praça Mauá, Rio de Janeiro