The exhibition Manifesto Gráfico (Graphic Manifest) was curated by Rico Lins and gathered around 200 works of national and foreign artists, which are part of the Rico Lins collection. It occupied two floors of the Espaço Cultural Porto Seguro gallery between August and October 2017.
Espaço Cultural Porto Seguro
Exhibition + Identity
São Paulo, 2017
Aiming to present to the public approaches and expressions in the field of graphic design since the 1950s, the show displayed a variety of production techniques: from typographic lambe-lambes to contemporary digital animated posters, including silk screen, offset and digital printing.
Among the many discussions contained in Manifesto Gráfico are those about the place occupied by the poster today, its initial role as public space communication, the contrast between national and foreign production, its changes throughout history and its transposition to the digital age.
In addition to the exhibition’s curatorship and expography, Rico Lins +Studio developed the graphic material and promoted workshops, lectures, talks and guided tours on the theme. A bilingual catalog was produced gathering all works presented, their authors’ biographies and critical texts written by Rico Lins, Chico Homem de Melo and Rodrigo Villela.