Brazil: Juliana Stein

Latin American Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale
May 24, 2013 10:27PM

Juliana Stein (Brazil) explores the more restricted areas of society. She visited the prison in Curitiba, taking photographs of a way of life based on confinement and punishment. Subtle fragments are the protagonists of Stein’s photographic frames: drawings and notes on a wall, signs in an office or suggestive details in some of the common areas. Rather than producing a panoramic document of the architecture and institution as a monumental venue, with its disciplinary and controlling aspects, Stein focused on minor segments that reveal personal traces imbued with imagining and longing. Caverna [Cavern] is a photographic series that records the most human side of confinement and provides an insight into the gestures of freedom found in every subjective mark. 

From the series “Caverna (Cave)”, 2006/2008, courtesy of the artist.

Latin American Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale
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