THE NARROWS

ROGERIO DUARTE

OCTOBER 15 – NOVEMBER 14

Curated by
WARREN TAYLOR &
JAMES HIBBERD

In Association with
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL
ARTS FESTIVAL 2009

Rogério Duarte (b. 1939) Brazilian graphic designer, musician, songwriter, poet, philosopher, translator and professor. A luminous figure in the 1960s Rio creative underground and associated with the most important artistic projects of the era, he has come to be recognised as the intellectual genesis of Tropicália, along with his friend Caetano Veloso. Tropicália, an avant-garde pop music movement was as popular as it was innovative, launched the careers of many of Brazil’s most famous musicians and was Duarte’s closest association with fame. A true polymath, his work spans numerous fields and decades but he is best known as a designer of record covers for many of the great names of Brazilian popular music, such as Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, João Gilberto and Jorge Ben, posters for some of the signal films of Brazilian cinema, including Black God/White Devil, as well as book covers and works in other media.

Rogerio Duarte at the Narrows

 

Rogerio Duarte at the Narrows

 

Rogerio Duarte at the Narrows

 

Rogerio Duarte at the Narrows

 

Rogerio Duarte at the Narrows

 

Rogerio Duarte at the Narrows

 

Rogerio Duarte at the Narrows