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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

Kandinsky at CCBB

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If you are staying in Rio this month and want to see a little bit of art while your stay, pay a visit to CCBB and visit Kandinsky exhibition. It would be a great opportunity to know this place, which is my favourite Cultural Center in Rio, always with great exhibitions and a pleasant atmosphere. Even if you are not very fond of Arts the visit is worth.

I always go there, and those who is already following this blog for a while already knows it! Most of the times, I go for the exhibitions, but sometimes I just go for a cup of coffee in the small coffee shop or just to seat and relax a little bit.
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Kandinsky exhibition will be on CCCB until March 30th.

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Rio de Janeiro – Rua Primeiro de Março, 66 – Centro – Wednesday to Monday – 9am to 9pm – Free admission

Street Art

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On the wall of a street in Botafogo neighborhood, Rio de Janeiro

Street Art has been growing in Rio in the last years. In many neighborhoods you can find murals like this, giving some colourful life to an old or not so pretty building. This one was on my way the other day. I like it ! What about you?

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!

 

 

The Art of Dalí at CCBB

After missing the Roen Mueck exhibition at MAM (Museum of Modern Art of Rio), that ended last sunday, I decided that as soon as the Salvador Dalí exhibition started at CCBB I would go!

Dalí has never been my favourite artist, but I just couldn’t miss the opportunity of seeing his art in a museum in Rio. So yesterday afternoon I headed to downtown Rio, to pay a visit to CCBB and check for myself this exhibition. I rather go to those art exhibitions by myself, so that I can appreciate the paintings or works of art, take my photos and enjoy the whole experience in my own rhythm.

I remember how much I didn’t like Dalí when I was younger. I just couldn’t understand his art. But this time I was decided to give him a second chance. And I didn’t regret it. I was delighted to know a little more about his work and life and got very surprised to know that his art didn’t resume to those crazy surrealist paintings.

This exhibition presents approximately 150 pieces of Dalí’s art, among them paintings, drawings, illustrations and photos.

I got hypnotized by his talent and exotic personality and very surprised to know that his art was influenced by Picasso ( my favourite artist).

So if you are around Rio and want to take a little break from all this World Cup and football talking , visit CCBB, and enjoy this beautiful exhibition for free.

The exhibition is on until September 22nd at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (Rua Primeiro de Março, 66 – Centro). Wednesdays to Mondays – 9am to 9pm.

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