Studio Radar was created in 2021 by Manuel Vason and Rubiane Maia. The idea behind the project was to collect all the diverse skills and experiences accumulated over the years within a unique workplace. As artists we constantly feel the necessity to produce a qualitative documentation of our activities and at the same time we are constantly searching for new modes to express our investigations and our concerns. We share a great obsession for art making and we strongly believe on its transformational power. As the name of the studio suggests our ambition is to make visible and disseminate what we feel so passionate about.
Studio Radar believes the documentation and promotion of an art event should be a creative response in syntony with the artist’s intentions.
In an era of global digitalisation in which most of the artwork is encountered, experienced and analysed virtually, it is extremely important that the translation of an exhibition / live performance into images/videos is not assigned to a technical photographer but provided by an artist sensitive to the responsibility. Manuel Vason, co-founder of Studio Radar, has accumulated twenty years of experience and matured a methodology that brought him to collaborate with more than 250 artists internationally as well as various galleries, institutes and art festivals.
Specialised on the photographic documentation of live art, Vason considers any art presentation, installation or exhibition a particular event with a specific duration and, although technology is imposing a formatted standardisation on the way we record and share their representation, their uniqueness should be preserved by adopting dedication and originality.
WE BELIEVE IN CREATIVITY
WE BELIEVE IN EXCHANGE
WE BELIEVE IN DIVERSITY