Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Art at Watson presents Maré de Dentro: Race, Gender, and Life amid the Militarization of Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas

Tuesday, March 5 –
Friday, May 3, 2019

Weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Stephen Robert ’62 Hall, 280 Brook Street
2nd and 3rd floors

panel discussion and opening reception will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

Maré de Dentro focuses on the lives of favela (shantytown) residents of Rio de Janeiro’s Complexo da Maré, the largest agglomeration of favelas in Brazil.

The exhibition incorporates photographic and videographic projects by artists and local Maré activists beginning in 2013. The photographic component builds on the experiences and reflections of the Italian photojournalist Antonello Veneri and Henrique Gomes, a cultural producer and resident of Complexo da Maré. Two documentary films (“Occupation” and “Girl’s Life”), produced by Henrique Gomes and Nadia Sussman, an American videographer and photojournalist, deal with daily life in Maré and confront issues of race, identity, and violence.  Finally, Maré de Dentro features Andreza Jorge, a black activist and resident of Maré who has been working with social and political movements in the area for 15 years. Jorge uses dance, music, and composition to discuss themes pertinent to the daily life of women living in favelas. 

A panel discussion and opening reception will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

Art at Watson