In her solo show, Rosângela Rennó presents three new works being shown for the first time in Brazil.
The series Insólidos reveals images of mysterious places or of curious actions printed on various layers of pure silk organza, giving rise to a three-dimensional effect through superposition.
In the series Operação Aranhas/Arapongas/Arapucas, triptychs are formed based on the association of images made by three different photographers, at specific times and events.
The work created for Rennó‘s solo show at the Centro de Fotografia (CdF), of Montevideo (Uruguay), in 2011, entitled Río-Montevideo uses 14 slide projectors to present images made by photographer Aurelio Gonzalez between 1957 and 1973.
This material remained hidden for more than 33 years until it was found and finally recovered by the same photographer, in 2006. Submitted to a long process of restoration, classification and digitizing by the Núcleo de Fotografia de Montevidéu; Rennó chose to present a small selection of these images through the lenses of the old slide projectors, which lend them a warm, foggy smoothness.
Besides the projections, activated by the observer, the context of the installation is enriched with the sound of the famous composition of the Communist International.
Along with the Rosângela Rennó’s exhibition is presented the installation “As coisas estão no mundo” by Marilá Dardot, that consists of 1.5 tons of sheets of paper used for offset printing tests distributed in stacks sculpted to compose the title phrase. Papers used in printing to test the colors and quality of the printing of art books form 20 stacks on the floor. Each stack is sculpted to form one of the letters in the phrase “As coisas estão no mundo”.