Black Lives

Parts 1 and 2 of a 4 episode exhibition, based on the curator Diógenes Moura's view of the lives of black families and characters present in the Museu da Pessoa collection

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Family album of Heloisa by Acervo Museu da PessoaMuseu da Pessoa

Black Lives is a movie, an exposition, a book with no marked pages. It is about stories. Stories of memories, of names and last names, of words that could define an existence, of photographs that keep this same existence between distance, warmth, present, future.

First birthday (1973) by Acervo Museu da PessoaMuseu da Pessoa

All blood is red Episode 1

An four episode exhibition, based on the curator Diógenes Moura's view of the lives of black families and characters present in the Museu da Pessoa collection.

Antonio's mother and her sisters (1950) by Acervo Museu da PessoaMuseu da Pessoa

All blood is red, it's a frase (here flies like a verse) pronounced by Cyda Baú in her deposition to the Museum of the Person. Surpasses limits, surpasses prejudices, surpasses the anomalies of the politically correct, surpasses the surface of the already agonizing digital world. Has the desire of proposing another time between the eyes of the spector and what is visible in the screen, against the pathological rushed eyes of the contemporany world.

All blood is red (2020) by Diógenes MouraMuseu da Pessoa

All blood is red
Episode 1

Family album of Marcos Santos (1952) by Acervo Museu da PessoaMuseu da Pessoa

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Family album of Marcos Santos (1952) by Acervo Museu da PessoaMuseu da Pessoa

Family album of Semayat Silva and Oliveira by Acervo Museu da PessoaMuseu da Pessoa

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Family album of Semayat Silva and Oliveira by Acervo Museu da PessoaMuseu da Pessoa

Family portrait of Heloisa Pires de Lima by Acervo Museu da PessoaMuseu da Pessoa

What your portrait wants of me? Episode 2

Family album of Claudio Rezende Barbosa by Acervo Museu da PessoaMuseu da Pessoa

A portrait will always be a signature. With time the letters change, the faces change, the lips change, the eyes say other things. What Does Your Portrait Want of Me? It's a video, an exhibition with one look inside the other, an ID card, a work permit, a passport for before and after. Pay good attention to what each one of these portraits have to say: fine risk, transparency, loneliness.

What your portrait wants of me? (Episode 2) (2020) by Acervo Museu da PessoaMuseu da Pessoa

What you portrait wants of me?
Episode 2

Family album of Heloisa by Acervo Museu da PessoaMuseu da Pessoa

A portrait will always be a portrait. An open book. A verdict.
When the photographer exposes himself to the “other”, there will either be the truth or the suicide.There is no “more or less” portrait. A portrait isn't a sunset. It can be a scream or an extract from a long silence. Wherever in the world, this "other" will always be himself. The photographer is the one that must change. It is up to him to perceive the invisible skin that is present between one and the other in order to explode in a photograph. The truth portrait leaves no trace. It's not a question of shining the perfect light onto the other. Nightfall in the midday sun image. A portrait it's not about outdoor lighting. It's also not about discovering the inner beauty - that meager thought of modernity with artificial intelligence. In rare cases a portrait is able to go beyond a word. Like a name and last name. In each one of them the question decides what is to come: who are you? What does your portrait want of me?

Maria Helena dos SantosMuseu da Pessoa

Find out about a secret
Take a good look. A woman alone, shifted to the right in 60% of the photo makes the portrait also alone. In a non-mental photograph, everything is harmony: stairs, bag, light box, doors, windows, diagonal roof, black and white fading in the timeline. Do you know why this happens? Because the eyes don't gaze. The eyes perceive.

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FICHA TÉCNICA

PROGRAMAÇÃO VIDAS NEGRAS

Conte Sua História

Entrevistas
Day Rodrigues
Jonas Samaúma
Karen Worcman
Lucas Lara
Wini Sabino

Captação e Edição de Vídeos
Coletivo Pujança

Exposição Vidas Negras

Curadoria
Diógenes Moura

Vídeos - Direção e roteiro
Diógenes Moura
Daniel Kfouri

Site
Molaa

Mostra Audiovisual

Comitê Curatorial e júri
Day Rodrigues
Luciara Ribeiro
Sueli Carneiro

Gestão e site
Molaa

Ação Educativa

Concepção e coordenação
Roberto da Silva

Apoio educativo
Lucas Lara
Marcia Trezza
Sônia London


Podcast

Edição
Regis Salvarani

Sarau Narração de histórias

Contadores de histórias
Jonas Samaúma
Sandra Lessa
Simone Oliveira

INSTITUTO MUSEU DA PESSOA

Karen Worcman
Diretora-Presidente

Marcos Terra
Direção Executiva

Museologia
Lucas Lara
Felipe Rocha
Flora Gurgel
Jader Chahine
Monalisa Santos
Renata Pante
Wini Sabino

Desenvolvimento Institucional
Pedro Carioca
Anna Bella Bernardes
Eduardo Valente
Erik Araújo
Julia Schneider
Laís Azevedo
Nathan Torres
Rapha Russi

Relações Institucionais
Rosana Miziara

Tecnologia e Inovação
Danielle Santos

Administrativo
Ricardo Vilardi
Allan Fava
Dalci Alves da Silva
Erika Viana

Voluntariado e Multiplicação
Marcela Lanza

Projetos
Renato Herzog
Ane Alves

Estagiários de Acervo
Ana Carolina Calderaro
Bruna Ghirardello de Oliveira
Camila Catani Ferraro
Carolina Maria Fossa
Fernando Martins
Gabriela Rabaçallo Ramos
Grazielle Teixeira
Joice Yumi
Leticia Mendonça
Teresa de Carvalho Magalhães

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