Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 476 (Gávea)
Rio de Janeiro, RJ - Brazil
Open 11am–8pm. Closed on Mondays
Free for the house and exhibitions. Movie ticket prices may vary
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High up in the Gávea neighborhood and surrounded by the lush Floresta da Tijuca, the house where Walther Moreira Salles and his family used to live became in 1999 the headquarters of the Instituto Moreira Salles in Rio de Janeiro. IMS Rio offers exhibitions, film screenings, concerts and cultural events, and shelters the institution’s photography, music, literature and iconography collections. The house, planned by Olavo Redig de Campos with landscape design by Roberto Burle Marx, is a landmark of 1950s modern architecture and an attraction in itself.
Pixinguinha – Naquele tempo, hoje e sempre
PIXINGUINHA – BACK THEN, TODAY AND FOREVER
Alfredo da Rocha Vianna Filho, or Pixinguinha, is one of the most relevant names in the history of Brazilian Music. His personal collection has been a part of Instituto Moreira Salles since 2000 and part of that is shown on the exhibition, like the flute used by the musician that restored in 2019, as well as scores that made up four books published by IMS and images that are part of the institution’s photographic archives, such as the portraits taken by Walter Firmo, Maureen Bisilliat and David Drew Zingg.
Visitors will also be able to listen to striking recordings by Pixinguinha and get to know the stories behind those, as well as watching videos of songs interpreted by the Pixinguinha na Pauta Orchestra and a version of “Carinhoso” sung by Chico Buarque and other artists. Luiz Fernando Vianna, coordinator for Radio Batuta, was the curator responsible, while Ana Carolina Montenegro was responsible for the exhibition’s visual concept.
Harun Farocki: Quem é responsável?
HARUN FAROCKI: WHO IS IN CHARGE?
Throughout his career, German filmmaker and artist Harun Farocki (1944-2014) crafted a politicized body of work that focused on analyzing the making and circulation of images within contemporaneity. His work, ever more relevant in times of hyperconnection, can be seen on this exhibition, which gathers 15 pieces, from video installations to films, where the artist reflects on the use of diverse imagery - from photography to computer graphics - in the context of social observation and control systems. The selection was done by Antje Ehmann, curator for the Harun Farocki estate, in Berlin, and Heloisa Espada, visual arts curator for IMS.
The exhibition presents an overall take of Farocki's work since the early days of his career in 1964, up until the time of his passing in 2014. With over a hundred films and videos under his belt, the artist was heavily influenced by the political discussions that marked the end of the 60s. A witness to the Vietnam War and the student protests of that time, Harun was an ardent critic of the cultural industry, advocating for, along Jean Luc-Godard and others from his generation, activist, politically-charged cinema. In the 1990s, Farocki started to showcase his work on museums and galleries, becoming a reference in the video art segment.
Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 476 - Gávea
Bus lines: Troncal 5 (Alto Gávea x Central via Praia de Botafogo); 112 (Rodoviária – Alto da Gávea via Túnel Rebouças / Rio Comprido); 538 (Rocinha-Botafogo); 539 (Rocinha-Leme); Ônibus executivo (frescão) Praça Mauá-Gávea
Parking at IMS Rio is free. The parking ticket must be validated at the reception desk before exit.
Exhibitions and admission to the house is free. Tickets for the cinema can be purchased at the reception or online at ingresso.com (please check the calendar available online). For shows, courses and special events, tickets (also available through Eventbrite) or passes may be distributed separately.
IMS Rio aims to provide full access for all visitors. Signs have been provided for persons with special needs and there are two elevators accessing the galleries.
The bookshop carries items designed for and related to IMS collections including books, catalogues, reviews and other periodicals, DVDs, posters, photographs, bags, and materials related to IMS events and exhibitions.
Bistro/bakery/deli Empório Jardim is open from 11am to 8pm.
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Free Wi-Fi is available.
IMS Rio does not allow film and photographic records using the building as location, and does not rent or offer its premises for any activities, events or projects by third parties.
Personal photography is permitted, without flash or other professional equipment. Taking pictures will not be allowed in some of the photography exhibitions due to copyright restrictions. Share your picture on Instagram using the #imsrio tag.
Smoking, eating and drinking are prohibited in the galleries. Pets are not allowed. Guide dogs are welcome.
Parents or responsible adults and teachers must always accompany children during school and group visits. The IMS educators, guards and receptionists will alert the adults in charge when children are near dangerous spots or if their behavior is deemed inconvenient to other visitors.
By entering the premises of IMS Rio, visitors authorize the use of records of their image during visitation for archive, documentation, publicity and broadcasting purposes, as well as other unforeseen uses.