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Mens Rea
The cartography of mistery 




For the first time in Latin America, the show presents the work of one of the main artists of Narrative Art, Mac Adams. The selection presents the Brazilian public with 17 diptychs of the iconic Mysteries series, in addition to the site-specific installation Cartography of a crime. Mac Adams has developed a work in two or three dimensions, which explores the narrative potential of photography and installation in the composition of mysterious scenes. His work mixes references from the tales of Wales where he was born, the Arthur Conan Doyle novels, Alfred Hitchcock's cinema and cinema noir. Like a storyteller, the artist uses photos and objects in close semiotic relationship, urging the viewer to penetrate the space / time between works.

The exhibition also counts on the participation of authors of different nationalities, invited to write texts inspired by some of the works chosen by curators.


São Paulo - SP
April 17th untill July 8th of 2018

Belo Horizonte - MG

November 10th 2018 until February 10th 2019
Fundação Clóvis Salgado

Rio de Janeiro - RJ
October 29th of 2019 until February 28th of 2020
Caixa Cultural

Curitiba - PR

August 26th of 2021 until March 06th of 2022

Oscar Niemeyer Museum

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