Considered one of the forerunners of the studio portraits in Africa, Seydou Keïta (1921-2001) left a precious record of the expressions and customs of Mali where he was born. IMS Paulista presents, in 136 photographs, a cut of the photographer's extensive production, realized between 1948 and 1962.
The show includes 48 vintage prints, in 18 x 13 cm format, enlarged and marketed by Keïta himself in Bamako, none of them ever shown in Brazil. The other 88 works are enlarged photographs in France, under the supervision of Keïta, throughout the decade of 1990, when his work is rediscovered in the country and also in the United States. In more classic formats (40 x 50 cm and 50 x 60 cm) or frankly murals, reaching 1,80 x 1,30 m, signal the entrance of your work in an international circuit of galleries and museums.
Curated by Jacques Leenhardt, director of the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences in Paris, and Samuel Titan Jr., cultural executive coordinator of IMS.
By 29 in July
Tuesday to Sunday and holidays (except Monday), from 10h to 20h. Thursday, excluding holidays, from 10h to 22h