Hannah J Taylor's Brasilia Project

Brazilian Contemporary Arts hosts Oscar Niemeyer inspired photographic exhibition

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Brasilia Project
A Photographic Exhibition - works by Hannah J. Taylor
16 May/16 June 2007
Mon – Fri 10.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.

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Brazilian Contemporary Arts, in association with the University of Oxford Centre for Brazilian Studies, will be hosting an exhibition of Hannah J Taylor’s Brasília Project, in May-June 2007.

Brazil’s capital city and architectural phenomenon was created in the 1950s in the space of just three years and inaugurated in 1960. As chief architect, Oscar Niemeyer designed almost all of Brasilia’s prestigious buildings.

Possibly the most intensely personal talent in architecture, Oscar Niemeyer turned 100 this year. This coincides with the half centenary of the city’s inception. As a result, these images will form the centrepiece of a wider calendar of events to celebrate one of the greatest modern creators of our time.

The Brasilia Photographic Exhibition features large-scale photographs that play to Niemeyer’s sensibilities. Hannah J. Taylor, an emerging talent in large format urban landscapes, retains a striking beauty in her images. They reinforce the vision with which the city was created, whilst hinting at a peculiar lack of human presence.

Hannah J. Taylor graduated with a first class degree in photography from Falmouth College of Arts in 2003. For the past four years Hannah has specialised in architecture and urban landscape undertaking both commissions and personal projects. She has collaborated in numerous exhibitions and was recently featured in the Royal Photographic Society Journal under the title ‘Coming Up Fast’. Her passion for the modern city continues to drive her personal work.

This multi-faceted project offers a unique opportunity to Londoners to understand not only Brasilia and its chief architect, but also the politics of the time and what prompted the city to be built.

For the duration of the exhibition, films on Brasilia and Brazilian politics, never before seen in London, will be screened at the BCA Cine Club weekly.

- Intermissions (2004, João Moreira Salles, 117 mins, U):
3rd May 7.15pm
14th June 7.15pm

- The Call to Power (2005,Eduardo Escorel and José Joffily, 110 mins, U):
10th May 7.15pm

- Redeemer (2005, Cláudio Torrez, 95 mins, C15):
17th May 7.15pm
27th May 5.00pm

- The JK Years (1980, Sílvio Tendler, 110 mins, U):
24th May 7.15pm;
7th June 7.15pm

- The Dream is Not Over (1982, Sergio Rezende, Brazil, 99 mins, C 12):
- 31st May 7.15pm

May 8, 2007