THE Literary Passage that screams art beneath the streets of Consolation, mixes cinema, music and literature. The underpass is a project that was carried out in 2005 with the aim of ending the illegal sale of books on the street.
The exhibitions in the gallery come from artists from the periphery, and they maintain both photography exhibitions and film projects, such as the fourth person of Singular. The site has been the scene of several schoolwork, even TCCs.
In just a few steps, we are attracted to such diversity and color magnetism at the entrance. Inside, we feel welcomed, comfortable, with subtle jazz in the background and the feeling of being in the essence of culture. An environment that, according to Odete Carvalho, representative of the association that has been working there for 15 years, was preserved and organized precisely to generate these sensations.
The visit to the site ends up being a transforming action. Many forget their right to access culture within a city permeated by it. Consuming it brings a new quality of body, soul and conscience. In space, we are able to capture this breath of knowledge.
The doctor should prescribe a book, a coffee, a cinema, a theater. Time for yourself ”says Odete. It also expresses the importance of reading, especially in the current century where technology prevails. “The existence of digital books does not cancel out their consumption in print. It is necessary to unite the two.
Comments Odete Carvalho
The place works like a tallow, with affordable books, and is open from Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 8:00 pm. On Saturdays, the space is open from 10 am to 9:30 pm. Admission is free.