Exhibit and Book Launch: "Mare from the Inside: Art, Culture, and Politics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil"
The interactive exhibit and accompanying book Mare from the Inside / Mare de Dentro: Art, Culture and Politics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil stem from the collaboration of Brazilian and U.S.-based artists, activists, and academics. The exhibit's 30 family portraits, 26 street photographs, 4 interviews with select photographed families, and 3 documentary films offer rarely captured views into the lives of residents in Complexo da Mare, a group of 16 contiguous favelas (informal working-class neighborhoods) in Rio de Janeiro. The exhibit and book demonstrate the diversity and creativity of the citizens of Mare while exposing the barriers favela residents confront in their everyday lives.
Curators and editors: Nicholas Barnes (University of St Andrews), Desiree Poets (Virginia Tech), Max Stephenson (Virginia Tech)
Produced and photographed by: Antonello Veneri (photojournalist), Henrique Gomes (cultural producer and Mare community organizer)
View the virtual exhibit here: https://exhibits.lib.vt.edu/mare-from-the-inside/
View the physical exhibit at the Virginia Tech Newman Library, 1st and 2nd floors.
Directions: Enter the Newman Library main/second floor from the Alumni Mall entrance. You will immediately see the first part of the exhibit to the left, in the Seating area 2000-2032. For the second part, use the stairs/elevator to access the first floor and head towards the Seating area 1200-1210.
Access the book from Virginia Tech Publishing here: https://publishing.vt.edu/site/books/e/10.21061/mare/