Jonathas de Andrade

20 Sep - 18 Nov 2012

Gasworks presents the first UK solo exhibition by Brazilian artist Jonathas de Andrade.

De Andrade works with photography, installation and film to look at the relationship between social history and urban development, exploring themes such as the failure of modernity and cultural amnesia. Combining artistic intuition and personal experience with investigative and architectural research processes such as mapping, surveying and consensus-taking, he grapples with the social and cultural conditions of place.

De Andrade lives and works in Recife, northern Brazil, a former bastion of tropical modernism and also one of the first places in Brazil to be occupied and colonised. His exhibition at Gasworks will consist of an ambitious new commission based upon research into the historic and contemporary uses of his home city.

A programme of events placing de Andrade’s work in context will also accompany the exhibition.

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