"Jonathas de Andrade: O Peixe" is the first solo museum presentation in the US of Jonathas Andrade (b. 1982), one of the most promising Brazilian artists of his generation. Over the last decade, de Andrade has developed works in photography, video, and installation that stem from observations of everyday life in Brazil and what he regards as it "urgencies and discomforts." In particular, many of de Andrade's works consider how Brazilian national identity and labor conditions have been constructed against a backdrop of colonialism and slavery.
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