The Ipiranga Museum will open three exhibitions at the subway stations

On May 20, São Paulo Metro’s Sé, Luz and República stations will host three exhibitions exploring the collection and history of the Ipiranga Museum, including information on the current renovation and expansion, as well as the formation of the city of São Paulo. Paulo and details of the painting “Independência ou Morte” by Pedro Américo. Check it out!

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After nine years in prison, it’s not long until Ipiranga Museum reopens its doors on September 7, which this year will be the Bicentennial of Independence. Until the big day comes, the public can get a preview of what the institution is preparing by visiting three exhibitions at the São Paulo Metro, Sé, Luz and República stations. The free exhibitions will focus on the history of the city of São Paulo, the museum itself and also the most famous painting in his collection, “Independência ou Morte” by Pedro Américo. The opening will take place on May 20, in the three stations, and the shows will remain on display until June 19, within the Metro Culture Line program. Visiting hours follow the operating hours of the stations. According to the official communiqué, the inspiration for the exhibition project came from the process of restoration and expansion of the Museum, with elements that refer to the scaffolding of the work.

Check out a little more about the content of each show below:

A República Station, Line 3 – Redreceives the exposure Brazil’s independence on screen: imagining Ipiranga’s cry. According to the official note, in this exhibition, the Museum invites the public to think of the most iconic image of the historical episode, the painting “Independence or Death”, painted in 1888, which will be present in a 3m x 1.70m reproduction. . The exhibition brings information about the historical context of his production, canvas cutouts with details and sketches of the painting by Pedro Américo, as well as video content about the restoration carried out between 2017 and 2022. It also deals with the controversy surrounding the painting. , showing how the artist was inspired by other historical paintings, a common device at the time, which can not be considered plagiarism. “When we visualize an image, we must always remember that it is the result of a construction”, comments the curator of the exhibition and professor at the institution. The “Independence or Death” screen is no different. Therefore, the exhibition invites us to reflect on the context of the work, so that we are better prepared to enjoy it, fully restored, at the reopening of the Museum “, comments the artist. Prof. Paulo Cesar Garcez Marinsin an official note sent by e-mail to JOURNAL.

Restoration of the painting “Independence or Death” by Pedro Américo. (Credits: José Rosael – Ipiranga Museum).

I and Luz Station, Line 1 – Bluewill host the exhibition São Paulo – Territory under construction, an immersion in the landscapes of the city from the end of the 19th century to the present day. The tour includes the transformation of several postcards, such as Avenida Paulista, Pátio do Colégio, Avenida 9 de Julho (which celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2021) and others of which only remnants remain today, as in the case of Várzea do Carmo. For this, the exhibition has images with two significant names in Brazilian photography: Militão Augusto de Azevedo, which in 1887 published the “Comparative Album of the City of São Paulo”; and Werner Haberkorn, who chronicled rampant urbanization from 1940-1950. “We are also looking to take a look at the present and the future, with new postcards from São Paulo in shopping areas such as Marginal Pinheiros, Berrini, and an invitation to reflect on the impact of the pandemic on the city,” he said. outside Solange Ferraz de Lima, curator of the exhibition and professor at the Museum, still on an official note.

Photo of the city of São Paulo 1887 - part SE, taken from the Jardim tower, will be present at the exhibition Estação da Luz.
The city of São Paulo 1887_Side SE, taken from the tower Jardim_Acervo Museu Paulista USP_ Comparative album of the city of São Paulo 1862-1887: Militão Augusto de Azevedo – [São Paulo : Photographia Americana, 1887]_Dimensions: 21 cm x 30 cm

N/A Sé Station, Line 3 – Redthe public will be able to learn more about The new Ipiranga Museum, including information about the project and its new spaces, which doubled the built area of ​​the Museum, allowing it to host 12 exhibitions in 49 exhibition halls, in addition to a viewpoint, shop, cafe and auditorium for 200 people. Visitors will also have access to historical images of the Monument Building, from its construction in the late nineteenth century to the present, as well as details on the restoration process of its refined architecture, which presented tools specially adapted for to reproduce the work. of artisans of the past. In the video, the audience watches the series “Diário do Novo Museu do Ipiranga”, with images and interviews about the new project. “We also emphasize the full accessibility of the building and the reopening exhibitions, an unparalleled treatment in Brazil in terms of number and diversity of resources, which penetrated the exhibition thinking from the beginning,” said Professor Solange, who is also in charge of curating the show. which also brings curiosities about the archaeological discoveries on the site.

Photographs of the Ipiranga Museum's restoration projects, such as the screening of the French Garden by H + F Arquitetos, will be at Estação Sé.
Screening of the French garden by H + F Arquitetos. (Credits: H + F Architects).


From May 20 to June 19.

The new Ipiranga Museum
Sé Station, Line 3 – Red Metro
Daily from 4:40 to 12:00
Curator: Paulo Cesar Garcez Marins

São Paulo – Territory under construction
Luz Station, Line 1 – Blue Metro
Daily from 4:40 to 12:00
Curator: Solange Ferraz de Lima

Brazil’s independence on screen: imagining Ipiranga’s cry
República Station, Line 3 – Red Metro
Daily from 4:40 to 12:00
Curator: Solange Ferraz de Lima

Support: São Paulo Metro Cultural Line

To learn more, visit Ipiranga Museum.

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