Mário Macilau at the Venice Biennale:
“Flesh transforms into history in the reality offered without falsification” by the photographer Mário Macilau, from Mozambique. The series of nine black and white photographs taken in Maputo, capital of Mozambique, depicts the street children who at a young age are compelled to face life in terms of survival. “It is not a photo-reportage, but rather a poetic work that reverses the connections between now and before, near and far, the visible and what cannot be seen.”
Mário Macilau himself lived on the streets for 16 years.