Thomas Manss & Company designed the campaign and catalogue for the exhibition 'Miguel Rio Branco - Blind Spot' in Brazil. The exhibition features the work of Miguel Rio Branco, one of Brazil's most important contemporary artists and a member of the photographers group Magnum.
Curated by Paulo Herkenhoff and Rio Branco, the exhibition presents 110 works including photographs, paintings, collages, installations and videos, spanning the almost 50 year career of the artist. For Miguel Rio Branco - Blind Spot Thomas Manss & Company was asked to develop the promotional campaign as well as the catalogue of the exhibition.
"Having promoted exhibitions and designed books for Gerhard Richter and Eduardo Chillida in Europe, we are proud to work with Miguel Rio Branco on his exhibition in Porto Alegre," commented Thomas Manss. "Miguel is one of the great visual storytellers of our time."
A detail of the eye-catching work Horses Mirror (1998) was selected as the key image for the campaign material. Featuring in every promotional piece, from banners to invitations, this singular image created a strong and distinctive profile for the exhibition campaign.
Renowned for the poetic power of his images, the use of colour and the construction of narrative, the work of Miguel Rio Branco is not only about each isolated piece but about the relationships between image, space and time created by the artist. "Designing the catalogue was not only about presenting the works individually, but about telling the stories and conveying the artist's intention throughout the pages and this could only be achieved through close collaboration between Thomas Manss & Company and Miguel Rio Branco," explained Maria Clara Rezende, Partner at Thomas Manss & Company in Rio.