The exhibition “Navio de Emigrantes” (Immigrant Ship) is on display at Caixa Cultural until December 23rd, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9am to 9pm.

The exhibition of the Brazilian artist Leila Danziger brings two major series, named “Navio de Emigrantes” (Immigrant Ship) and “Mediterrâneo” (Mediterranean). The first is part of the passenger lists of four ships that arrived at the port of Rio de Janeiro between 1935 and 1939. The collection of documents was triggered by affectionate memories of the artist (Leila’s father and grandparents escaped from Nazi Germany aboard the ship Aurigny ). The second series is based on material found on the Internet about those who, in recent years, have tried to flee the Middle East and Africa across the Mediterranean Sea.

The exhibition presents the most recent production of Leila Danziger, in dialogue with the work of the artist Lasar Segall. Proposing the mix between present and past, the Danziger’s work reinforces the historical dimension of the recent events, contributes to the visitor being especially sensitized to an important reflection on politics of memory in the contemporary age, and contributes to the knowledge of the history of art in Brazil.

Presenting an unprecedented set of graphic works and videos, the exhibition constructs a visual narrative in which image and word (written and sound) are mutually problematic,  and features nine engravings from the series “Emigrantes” (Emigrants) of Lasar Segall, reprinted by the Lasar Segall Museum, reinforcing the artist’s dialogue with the work of the Lithuanian-Brazilian modernist.


Venue: Caixa Cultural
Where: Setor Bancário Sul – SBS, quadra 4, lote ¾, Asa Sul (next to Banco Central Building)
When:  Until December 23rd, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 am to 9 pm.
Price: Free Admission
Rating: Free
Information in Portuguese: 3206-9448