Beto Shwafaty

Remediations

Installation
Video, TV monitor, dvd player, furniture, ceramic and concret blocks plexiglass, plywood, photographs and graphic interventions in printed matter, watercolor and oil over inkjet prints. 25m2 aprox.
2010 – 2014

Remediation is the result of an exploration of how certain dynamics and notions of the national project are transposed to other communication media, especially in the fields of visual culture and spatial policy. The project addresses the multifaceted relationships between territorial planning, economy, architecture, ideology, history and progress, as it integrates issues related to modernism and the colonialism. By exploring the connections between nature, culture and politics, the project draws attention to the ideological uses of visuality, discourses related to progress and communication strategies, used in different instances of power in specific times and places in Brazil.
Exhibited at:
. Shadowed by the Future, Instituto Cervantes (São Paulo, 2010)
. Mythologies, Cité des Arts (Paris, 2012)
Contra Escambos project (Belo Horizonte and Recife, 2014)
. Temporada de Projetos at Paço das Artes (São Paulo, 2015)
. CFB 25 anos, Casa França Brasil (Rio de Janeiro, 2015)
. MAC International (Belfast, 2016)
. Condemned to Be Modern, LAMAG / PST (Los Angeles, 2017)
. 38th EVA (Limerick, 2018)

Installation views

>> A country that has no notion of citizenship. <<

 Milton Santos  

Remediations, video
Data of the video here
2010 – 2014

Installation views, Paço das Artes, 2014.
Concrete Planification, 2013 C-print on cotton paper, 100x80cm.
To Govern is to Communicate (Super block with red square in a new horizon), 2014 Announcement on behalf of the advertising class praises the president General Emilio Medici in the Panamerican Day of Propaganda (December 4th, 1970) with facsimile of page from the photobook Brazil Magic Land (1970’s) with painting interventions. C-print on cotton paper with oil painting interventions, 70x50 (framed)
Few against, many in favor. all benefited?, 2014 Photography from the time of construction of Brasilia with facsimile of page from the photobook Brazil Magic Land (1970’s) with painting interventions. 2 c-prints on cotton paper with tempera painting intervention 70x50 (framed)
Allegories of development, 2014 Sphere decked for the World Cup 1970 in Presidente Bernardes Refinery in Cubatão, São Paulo with facsimile of page from the photobook Brazil Magic Land (1970’s) with painting interventions. 2 c-prints on cotton paper with oil painting intervention, 70x50 (framed).
Geometries for a progress, 2014 Parnamirin USN Base in Brazil (1940’s) with facsimile of page from the photobook Brazil Magic Land (1970’s) with graphic interventions. 2 c-prints on cotton paper with graphic interventions, 70x50 (framed).
Modern infrastructures are the real monument, 2014 Commemorative envelope of the first day of public traffic in the Rio-Niterói Bridge (1974) with facsimile of page from the photobook Brazil Magic Land (1970’s) with painting interventions. 2 c-prints on cotton paper with oil painting interventions, 70x50 (framed).
Enough of legends, let’s profit, 2014 Advertising of the SUDAM (Superintendency for the Development of Amazonia) during the military regime, in a concept of amazonia as a open space to be conquered, colonized and dominated by capital; with facsimile of page from the photobook Brazil Magic Land (1970’s) with painting interventions. 2 c-prints on cotton paper with oil painting interventions, 70x50 (framed)
New Paths to Nowhere, 2014 A photograph of colonizers in the end of 19th century and graph map of landsat covering of Rondonia State; with facsimile of panoramic page on the construction of Transamazonic highway, from the photobook Brazil Magic Land (1970’s) with painting interventions. 2 c-prints on cotton paper with oil painting interventions, 100x80 (framed)
Cuttings, 2014 Two photographs from Movimento Newspaper showing the editing choices of cutting part of the images to enphasize certain aspects of the construction of Transamazonic Highway. 86x62cm (framed).