The Ipiranga Museum will open three exhibitions at metro stations

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

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After nine years of closure, it’s not long before Ipiranga Museum will reopen its doors on September 7, which this year will be the bicentenary of Independence. Before the big day arrives, the public can get a preview of what the institution has in store by visiting three exhibitions in the São Paulo Metro, Se, Luz and República stations. Free exhibitions will focus on the history of São Paulo, the museum itself, as well as the most famous painting in its collection, Independence or Death, by Pedro Américo. The opening will take place on May 20 at three stations, and the show will last until June 19 as part of the Metro Culture Line program. Visiting hours correspond to the opening hours of the stations. According to an official statement, the inspiration for the exhibition project was the restoration and expansion of the Museum with elements related to scaffolding.

See below for a bit more on the content of each show:

BUT Republica station, line 3 – redgets exposure Brazilian Independence on Screen: Imagining Ypiranga’s Cry. According to an official note, in this exhibition, the museum invites the public to reflect on the most iconic image of the historical episode, the painting “Independence or Death”, painted in 1888, which will be presented in a 3m x 1.70m reproduction. The exhibition provides information on the historical context of its creation, canvas cutouts with details and sketches of the painting by Pedro Américo, as well as video content on the restoration carried out between 2017 and 2022. It is also devoted to the controversy surrounding the painting. , showing how the artist was inspired by other historical paintings, a technique common at the time that cannot be considered plagiarism. “When we render an image, we must always remember that it is the result of construction,” comments the exhibition curator and institute professor. The Independence or Death screen is no different. The exhibition therefore invites us to reflect on the context of the work so that we are more prepared to enjoy it, completely restored, at the opening of the Museum,” the artist comments. prof. Paulo Cesar Garcez Marinsin a formal note sent by email DIARY.

Frame restoration photo "Independence or death"designed by Pedro Américo will also be on display at the Estação República.
Restoration of Pedro Américo’s painting “Independence or Death”. (Credits: José Rosael – Ipiranga Museum).

Me and Luz station, line 1 – blueexhibition will take place Sao Paulo – Development area, an immersion in urban landscapes 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 turned 80 in 2021) and others of which only remnants remain today, as in the case of Varzea do Carmo. To do this, the exhibition presents images of two significant names in Brazilian photography: Militão Augusto de Azevedo, who published in 1887 Comparative Album of the City of São Paulo; and Werner Haberkorn, who chronicled the rampant urbanization of the 1940s and 50s. “We also aim to look into the present and future with new postcards from São Paulo in commercial areas such as Marginal Pinheiros, Berrini, and invitations to reflect on the impact of the pandemic on the city,” said Solange Ferras de Lima, exhibition curator and museum professor. , is still in official note.

The Estação da Luz exhibition will feature a photograph of the city of São Paulo in 1887 - southeast, taken from the Jardim tower.
City of São Paulo 1887_SE side, taken from Jardim tower_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

On the Se station, line 3 – redthe public will be able to learn a little more about New Ipiranga Museum, including information about the project and its new premises, which doubled the museum’s built-up area, allowing for 12 exhibitions in 49 exhibition halls, as well as an observation deck, a shop, a café and an auditorium for 200 people. Visitors will also have access to historical images of the monument building, from its construction in the late 19th century to the present day, as well as details of the restoration process of its exquisite architecture, which used tools specially adapted to reproduce the work. artisans of the past. In the video, the public follows the “Diário do Novo Museu do Ipiranga” series with images and interviews about the new project. “We also highlight the full accessibility of the building and the reopening exhibitions, a treatment unparalleled in Brazil in terms of quantity and variety of resources, which has permeated exhibition thinking from the very beginning,” underpins Prof. Solange, also responsible for curating this show, which also brings curiosities. about archaeological finds at the construction site.

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


May 20 to June 19.

New Ipiranga Museum
Sé station, line 3 – red metro
Daily from 4:40 to 00:00
Curator: Paulo Cesar Garcez Marins

Sao Paulo – Development area
Luz Station Line 1 – Blue Metro
Daily from 4:40 to 00:00
Curator: Solange Ferras de Lima

Brazil’s Independence on Screen: Imagining Ypiranga’s Cry
Republica Station, Line 3 – Red Metro
Daily from 4:40 to 00:00
Curator: Solange Ferras de Lima

Support: São Paulo Metro Cultural Line.

For more information visit the website Ipiranga Museum.

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