“Art Inside Piola" proudly presents KIOSKSFROMRIO by Carlos Marchand.
First in New York and now in Houston TX, this lively exhibition portrays the color vibrations of Rio de Janeiro through photographs taken along the shorelines fifteen years ago and video that chronicles its present day transformation.
The exhibition will open on March 24 and will run through June 30.
Brazil has one of the longest shorelines on the planet with a rich variety of habitats and expressions of culture. KIOSKSFROMRIO frames this diversity of mobile bars/small trailers/snack bars where people at the beach gather. Every Kiosk has to find a way of establishing a particular space and must create a special identity to attract loyal customers.
“Each Kiosk must have something special to offer, it could be their cooking, their drinks or maybe the music. However, what stands out in KIOSKSFROMRIO are the paintings with their unique character and vibrant colors. Like a detached icon on the horizon, every Kiosk is personalized with its own artwork. Creative images make each Kiosk distinct giving them a special place in Rio. It was pure intuition to photograph them that time, shooting early mornings to be sure to get all of them closed with the facades. Absolutely Pop Art!
Unfortunately, kiosks of such type no longer exist and have been replaced by new ones, standardized and modernized.”
Carlos Marchand is a French-Brazilian photographer, cinematographer and Director based in New York City.
Piola is an Italian based pizzeria-restaurant chain. It has locations in 7 Countries: Italy, USA, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Turkey. Its locations in the USA include New York, Miami Beach, Miami, Hallandale Beach, Washington DC, Naples, Atlanta and Houston. Piola serves the most authentic and simple Italian food in an open, contemporary and friendly-to-all environment.