Maxwell Alexandre, Pardo é Papel

First monographic exhibition outside Brazil of Maxwell Alexandre, a rising artist from the young Brazilian arts scene.

Last updated date : 01/02/2019
From 08/03 to 07/07/2019 between 11 AM and 6 PM except on May 1st. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
Modern Art Musem(MAC) 81 quai Charles de Gaulle Cité Internationale - 69006 Lyon 6ème
Pardo é Papel

In 2019, the Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon offers Maxwell Alexandre, a Young Brazilian artist, his first monographic exhibition outside Brazil.

Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1990, Maxwell Alexandre graduated in design from the PUC-RJ (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro) in 2016. His early rollerblading career profoundly influenced his perception of urban space. Zipping through the city, he traversed a dizzying flow of images and in his work he now attempts to capture some of that energy and transfer it to his art.

Inspired by mural painting and rap music, his works represent the collective and refer to numerous socio-political and cultural issues, particularly the place of minorities.
Using different supports such as brown paper, doors and iron window frames, he draws situations from daily life in which groups of anonymous individuals with roughly drawn faces (women, children in uniform, municipal workers, policemen, etc.) survive on the streets and alleyways of Rocinha, the biggest favela in Rio de Janeiro, where he lives and works.

By creating monumental and popular works, through his fluid and precise painting, the artist celebrates the Afro-Brazilian body in an adopted position of power.

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Useful tips

Openings
  • From 08/03 to 07/07/2019 between 11 AM and 6 PM except on May 1st.
    Closed Monday and Tuesday.
Prices
  • Full price: 8 €, Reduced price: 4 €.

    Free entry for children < 18 years, press, Job-seeker, disabled people and accompanying persons.
  • Included with the Lyon City Card
Accessibility
  • Hearing disability
  • Mental disability
  • Visual disability
  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance

Modern Art Musem(MAC)

81 quai Charles de Gaulle Cité Internationale - 69006 Lyon 6ème

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