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Jonathas de Andrade

One to One

This beautifully illustrated monograph celebrates Brazilian artist Jonathas de Andrade’s video, photography, and installation work. Themes of memory, love, economic inequality, and political upheaval are threaded throughout de Andrade’s work, which is often situated in Recife, his hometown in the northeast corner of Brazil. By localizing his art, de Andrade makes powerful statements about many of the issues facing Brazil’s working class, including environmental degradation, urban blight, political inequity, and the loss of traditions and cultures. His multifaceted approach, in which he often collaborates with his fellow citizens, makes his work accessible, personal, and always steeped in humanity.

144 pages with 100 illustrations, copublished by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and DelMonico Books•Prestel.

Jonathas de Andrade: One to One was organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, curated by José Esparza Chong Cuy, former Pamela Alper Associate Curator, with Nina Wexelblatt, Curatorial Assistant, and presented in the Bergman Family Gallery at the MCA, April 13–August 25, 2019.