Marcelo Brodsky. 1968: IDEAS FOR FIRE

Aut. M. Brodsky, designer Jose Luis Lugo, published by Editorial RM (Mexico), La Marca Editora (Argentina), Estudio Madalena (Brazil), Kaunas Photography Gallery (Lithuania), Ffotogallery (United Kingdom), 2018

In 1968: The Fire of Ideas, artist Marcelo Brodsky (Argentina) uses photographic material and his artistic expression to look more broadly at the public protests of the 1960s and 1970s in order to examine in detail the situation in Argentina and the world at the time.

It is important that the burning of Romas Kalanta in Kaunas in 1972 was included among the significant events. on May 14. Marcelo Brodsky chose this event as crucial in the history of resistance to the Soviet Union. The inclusion of the work is important not only in the cultural, but also in the social, political and historical sense, because the artist's work is inseparable from the examination of the theme of activism and protests. The artist's work helps to mark Lithuania and Kaunas as one of the most important points on the map of world protests.
Kaunas photography gallery information.


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The works use photographs from the protests against war, power and oppression in the 1960s. The geography of events is extremely wide - the march for work and freedom in Washington, initiated by Martin Luther King, as well as events in Amsterdam, Mexico, Cordoba, Berlin, Bogota, Tokyo, and other cities. M. Brodsky's documentation of these events, photographs become a starting point - the artist complements the photographs of the protests with pictorial elements, text, the artist who has chosen such an artistic practice seeks to convey his creative ideas and history to the audience in an understandable way. Combining different ways of expression creates a relationship between past events and current events, creating a parallel with the present. Marcelo Brodsky's project aims to show how creativity and art can become an expression of activism and opinion.

Marcelo Brodsky (1954) is a creator of conceptual art and a human rights activist who uses photography to convey his views and critiques of historical and current events. Brodsky’s work combines text and photography, using images to analyze the themes of memory. Marcelo Brodsky seeks to make viewers understand and be aware of the historical events that have shaped them and their environment. In order to acquaint the widest possible audience with the events and their consequences, the artist manipulates the available material and images in various ways. Mr. Brodsky understands the importance of a sequence of photographs, as well as the relationship between text and a photograph.

The artist's work is included in the Buenos Aires National Museum, Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art, Tate Modern, National Library (Paris), Arizona Photography Center, The artist has participated in international biennials and has been awarded many times for both creative and human rights activities.
Kaunas photography gallery information.


Marcelo Brodsky


Jose Luis Lugo


Editorial RM, Estudio Madalena, Ffotogallery, Kaunas Photography Gallery, La Marca Editora




English, Spanish






32 x 24,5 x 1 cm



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