The Instituto Moreira Salles in São Paulo opens this Saturday, April 27, two exhibitions dedicated to important foreign photographers: the Italian Letizia Battaglia (1935) and the Chilean Sergio Larrain (1931-2012).
Sample Letizia Battaglia: Palermo brings together around 90 images, publications and films, with a special focus on the photographer's role in the newspaper L'Ora. For four decades, Battaglia documented the mafia war in Palermo, especially in the 1970s and 1980s, as well as recording the daily life, cultural life and transformations of the city..
In the photographer's own words, in a text published in 2010, “with my camera in tow, I became a witness to all the evil that was happening. It was years of civil war: Sicilians against Sicilians. The best judges, the most courageous journalists, politicians averse to corruption were murdered”. Curated by Paolo Falcone, the exhibition has already visited Palermo, Rome and the IMS in Rio before arriving in São Paulo.
Sample Sergio Larrain: a rectangle in hand, in turn, provides an overview of the work of the Chilean, who acted as a correspondent for the Magnum agency during the 1960s. The exhibition features more than 140 photographs, a video and publications, covering the periods of production of Larrain in Santiago, the I work as a correspondent in Europe and South America and back to my homeland. Curated by Agnès Sire, the show has already visited Arles, France, several Chilean cities, Buenos Aires and the IMS in Rio.
Letizia Battaglia: Palermo
Until September 22th
Sergio Larrain: a rectangle in hand
Until August 25
Moreira Salles Institute – Avenida Paulista, 2424