Galeria Millan is pleased to present, from February 7 through March 7, 2018, the exhibition Cine, by Arnaldo Pappalardo, which proposes a reflection on the idea of movement. The award-winning photographer enters the etymological dimensions of the word “cine” – whose meaning in Greek is to move – to conceive a set of thirty new works that portray physically unstable situations based on themes ranging from architecture, painting, drawing and cinema.
With the intention of seeking a new perspective on the theme in question, the artist chose not to present “moving images,” as suggested by the title of the exhibition. For this, Pappalardo uses several media: large books printed on cloth, long pieces of epoxy resin with encapsulated images, photographic glass plates produced through the dusting-on process, photograms in "gum bichromate" – the latter involving 19th-century photographic processes – as well as inkjet prints on cotton paper, resulting in a kaleidoscopic set.
The pieces are presented as small enigmas whose plots are hidden, waiting to be revealed by the observer, both visually and manually, in the case of some of the polyptychs and books. On a poetic plane, Pappalardo seeks to interpellate the movements that unfold in thought, based on the affection between the gaze and the images. For him, this process can either consolidate itself individually "from the loose parts, immersed in a seemingly chaotic universe, or connected to each other, should the observer wish to activate a personal game with them," he says.
On the occasion of the exhibition, the Hungarian philosopher, essayist and professor living in Brazil, Peter Pál Pelbart (Budapest, 1956), will give a lecture whose objective is less a critical analysis of the exhibition than the insertion of concepts related to its theme from a philosophical perspective. The lecture will take place on Thursday, February 22, at 7pm.
1954, São Paulo. He earned a degree in Architecture from the School of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of São Paulo (FAU-USP) and studied photography under Claudia Andujar (1975) and drawing under Carlos Fajardo (1977 to 1979). He has received important awards such as The Royal Photographic Society Photobook Award, RM Photobook Award, UK (2016); Prêmio Itamaraty de Arte Contemporânea, Brazil (2011); Prêmio Fotografia Aplicada – Funarte, Brazil (1997); Leopold Godowsky, Jr. Color Photography Awards, USA (1991). He has held solo exhibitions at Museu da Casa Brasileira, São Paulo, SP (2013); Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil (2008); Galeria Millan, São Paulo, SP (1994); traveling exhibition organized by Funarte (Salvador, BA; Aracaju, SE; João Pessoa, PB; Campina Grande, PB; Recife, PE; Maceió, AL; Fortaleza, CE; Teresina, PI; São Luis, MA), 1986; MASP, São Paulo, SP (1984) and Fotogaleria Fotóptica, São Paulo, SP (1982). He has also participated in various group exhibitions including Ver do Meio, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, SP (2015) Veracidade, MAM, São Paulo, SP (2006); Novas aquisições 2003: Gilberto Chateaubriand Collection, MAM, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (2003) Coleção Pirelli de fotografia, MASP, São Paulo, SP (2002); Labirinto e identidades, Centro Português de Fotografia, Lisbon, Portugal and Bienal Internacional de Fotografia, Curitiba, Brazil (2000); Brasilianische Fotografie 1946-1998, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany (1998); Arte/cidade, São Paulo, SP (1997); Interiores, MAM, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (1996); Reencontres internationales de la photographie, Arles, France (1980 and 1991); Brasil projects, MoMA PS1, New York; Esposizione internazionale della Triennale di Milano, Fisica Galeria Sotterranea, Milan, Italy (1988); Mois de La Photo, Paris, France (1986); 1st Bienal de La Habana, Cuba (1984) among others.