At the start of the 1940s, during World War II, Brazil was the destination of choice for thousands of immigrants. During this time, the country went through a process of modernisation that touched every part of society. Modernities: Brazilian Photography 1940-1964 explores this transformation through the observations of four photographers: Marcel Gautherot, Hans Gunter Flieg, Thomas Farkas and José Medeiros. With varied backgrounds and approaches to photography, an important moment in Brazil’s history, which documents the importance of industry and the rise of consumer culture is recorded. The vast selection of images depicts scenes, such as everyday life, the carnival, football, beaches, department stores, which reflects upon a period of time that ended with the beginning of the military dictatorship in 1964. The exhibition continues at Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris, until 26 July. www.gulbenkian-paris.org.
The Art of Pop Video, FACT Liverpool
FACT, Liverpool are launching their newest exhibition: The Art of Pop Video. Opening on 14 March, the showcase recalls some of the most memorable moments in modern music.
Interview with Samaris
Samaris combine electronica and bold, percussive beats with haunting lyrics from 19th century Icelandic poems. The Icelandic trio, made up of Þórður Kári Steinþórsson, Áslaug Rún Magnúsdóttir and Jófríður Ákadóttir mix computerised sounds with clarinet and vocals.