Invisible maps of Rio/ Mapas invisíveis do Rio de Janeiro

A great hanging net that brings to mind a leafy sky

Rio’s artists are among the many who are rethinking Rio. The collective exhibit “Invisible Maps” opened at the Caixa Cultural downtown Nov. 22 and lasts until Jan. 5. Curated by Daniela Name, it’s inspired by Italo Calvino’s 1972 novel, Invisible Cities. “A city is made up of superimposed cities,” says Name. “There are many invisible maps in the neighborhoods and regions of a metropolis. They reveal the different layers of time that the city has been through, sewn together by individual or collective memory of those who live there.”

Geiger used old Japanese futuristic images of San Franciso, among other elements

The artist lived in the area for a month to produce the video triptych

The Opavivará Group made an edible photograhic essay of the Madureira market

Read more about the exhibit here, in Portuguese.


About Rio real

American journalist, writer, editor who's lived in Rio de Janeiro for 20 years.
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