Sarah Morris: Bye Bye Brazil
17 July – 29 September 2013
Free to all
Morris cites influences as diverse as lunar cycles and Bossa Nova album covers for a body of work that focuses on the modernisation of Brazil.
Its a time of dramatic change in Brazil. But while business ride high on an economic boom, poverty is still rife among the wider population making it a country full of contradiction.
By effect, flashy sports stadiums and modernist architecture sit alongside a sprawl of shanty town favelas.
Brazil's modernisation is of particular fascination to Sarah Morris, an artist concerned with 'investigating and tracing urban, social and bureaucratic typologies’.
For the exhibition at Whitecube she presents a series of paintings alongside a short film that both focus on the city of Rio. The two were deliberately made in parallel in order to work neatly as one overarching display.
Journeying from hospitals to beaches, fruit stands to factories, carnival celebration to the poverty stricken neighbourhood featured in City of God, Morris reveals the complexity of a city in the midst of modernisation.