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EXHIBITION AT MAM SÃO PAULO REFLECTS ON WHAT IS ELEMENTARY WHEN RELATING TO OTHERS

Curated by Valquíria Prates, Mirela Estelles and Cauê Alves, the exhibit at MAM São Paulo brings more than 70 collection pieces by artists ranging from painting to intervention.

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EXHIBITION AT MAM SÃO PAULO REFLECTS ON WHAT IS ELEMENTARY WHEN RELATING TO OTHERS

Curated by Valquíria Prates, Mirela Estelles and Cauê Alves, the exhibit at MAM São Paulo brings more than 70 collection pieces by artists ranging from painting to intervention.

THE COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION AT FONTE RESIDENCY

Melodia is a collective exhibition at Fonte residency featuring a compendium of distinctively composed artworks. Through a variety of processes, techniques, and multidimensional approaches, the exhibition poses the question: What if these diverse works formed a melody?

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THE COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION AT FONTE RESIDENCY

Melodia is a collective exhibition at Fonte residency featuring a compendium of distinctively composed artworks. Through a variety of processes, techniques, and multidimensional approaches, the exhibition poses the question: What if these diverse works formed a melody?

CLAUDIA ANDUJAR AND THE YANOMAMI STRUGGLE AT MUAC

Claudia Andujar and the Yanomami Struggle is the first major international retrospective at the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC) dedicated to the long collaboration between Brazilian artist and activist Claudia Andujar and the Yanomami people.

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CLAUDIA ANDUJAR AND THE YANOMAMI STRUGGLE AT MUAC

Claudia Andujar and the Yanomami Struggle is the first major international retrospective at the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC) dedicated to the long collaboration between Brazilian artist and activist Claudia Andujar and the Yanomami people.

EXPLORING THE IDEA OF INTERCONNECTION IN CAMILA SPOSATI’S EXHIBTION AT STUTTGART

Breath Pieces is Camila Sposati’s –a Brazilian artist and researcher– first solo exhibition in Germany. The artist creates a unique experiential space that vibrates throughout the city of Stuttgart and builds on her artistic exploration over the past years.

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EXPLORING THE IDEA OF INTERCONNECTION IN CAMILA SPOSATI’S EXHIBTION AT STUTTGART

Breath Pieces is Camila Sposati’s –a Brazilian artist and researcher– first solo exhibition in Germany. The artist creates a unique experiential space that vibrates throughout the city of Stuttgart and builds on her artistic exploration over the past years.

AVAF'S IMMERSIVE EXHIBITION

AVAF began using wallpapers as a first way to occupy the exhibition space, sometimes as a way to enhance it, sometimes as a way to transform it, among several other elements that make up his immersive installations. He works with a wide range of media, including installations, painting, sculpture, tapestry, neon and wallpaper, and his trainings vary depending on the projects he undertakes.

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AVAF'S IMMERSIVE EXHIBITION

AVAF began using wallpapers as a first way to occupy the exhibition space, sometimes as a way to enhance it, sometimes as a way to transform it, among several other elements that make up his immersive installations. He works with a wide range of media, including installations, painting, sculpture, tapestry, neon and wallpaper, and his trainings vary depending on the projects he undertakes.

UÝRA’S HYDBRID UNIVERSES AND CREATURES

The Currier Museum of Art announces the first solo exhibition of UÝRA (they/them/their) in a US institution.

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UÝRA’S HYDBRID UNIVERSES AND CREATURES

The Currier Museum of Art announces the first solo exhibition of UÝRA (they/them/their) in a US institution.

FERNANDA GALVÃO’S DYSTOPIAN LANDSCAPES

FOUNDRY SEOUL presented São Paulo-based emerging artist Fernanda Galvão in her first solo exhibition in Asia Oyster Dream.

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FERNANDA GALVÃO’S DYSTOPIAN LANDSCAPES

FOUNDRY SEOUL presented São Paulo-based emerging artist Fernanda Galvão in her first solo exhibition in Asia Oyster Dream.

DANIEL STEEGMANN MANGRANÉ: ECOLOGY STUDIES

Deeply influenced by the socio-natural context of Brazil, the work of Daniel Steegmann Mangrané (Barcelona, 1977; lives and works in Rio de Janeiro) looks into ecology as a tool to analyse the relationships of mutual transformation.

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DANIEL STEEGMANN MANGRANÉ: ECOLOGY STUDIES

Deeply influenced by the socio-natural context of Brazil, the work of Daniel Steegmann Mangrané (Barcelona, 1977; lives and works in Rio de Janeiro) looks into ecology as a tool to analyse the relationships of mutual transformation.

JEAN TERRA NOMINATED IN SP ARTE FOR THE 2023 EFG LATIN AMERICAN ART AWARD

The EFG Latin America Art Award ­–together with ArtNexus– presented Jean Terra, from Anita Schwartz Galeria de Arte from Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), as the SP ARTE fair selected artist for its annual acquisition award.

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JEAN TERRA NOMINATED IN SP ARTE FOR THE 2023 EFG LATIN AMERICAN ART AWARD

The EFG Latin America Art Award ­–together with ArtNexus– presented Jean Terra, from Anita Schwartz Galeria de Arte from Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), as the SP ARTE fair selected artist for its annual acquisition award.

MARCELA CANTUÁRIA: EL SUEÑO SUDAMERICANO

El sueño sudamericano es la primera exposición individual de la artista en el PAMM, en Estados Unidos. Marcela Cantuária invita al espectador a considerar la naturaleza de estos sueños.

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MARCELA CANTUÁRIA: EL SUEÑO SUDAMERICANO

El sueño sudamericano es la primera exposición individual de la artista en el PAMM, en Estados Unidos. Marcela Cantuária invita al espectador a considerar la naturaleza de estos sueños.

FEROCITY AND DEFIANCE. ANTONIO HENRIQUE AT MITCHELL-INNES & NASH

Mitchell-Innes & Nash presented first solo exhibition for Brazilian artist Antonio Henrique Amaral (1935-2015). Antonio Henrique Amaral: O Discurso will feature 10 paintings ranging in date from the 1960s to the 1990s.

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FEROCITY AND DEFIANCE. ANTONIO HENRIQUE AT MITCHELL-INNES & NASH

Mitchell-Innes & Nash presented first solo exhibition for Brazilian artist Antonio Henrique Amaral (1935-2015). Antonio Henrique Amaral: O Discurso will feature 10 paintings ranging in date from the 1960s to the 1990s.

DESIRE, TRANCE AND SHAPPER – JONATHAS DE ANDRADE IN ‘THE WORLD IS THE THEATER OF MAN’ AND ‘POUNCE AND BOUNCE’

This is one of the unique moments of the most recent contemporary art in Brazil. The final tracking shot of Olho da Rua, a video by Jonathas de Andrade now on display at Inhotim, one of Brazil's leading visual arts centers, is one of those happy moments in which the artist manages to capture with such precision the zeitgeist of his country (in this case, on a continental scale).

By Mario Gioia, art critic and independent curator.
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DESIRE, TRANCE AND SHAPPER – JONATHAS DE ANDRADE IN ‘THE WORLD IS THE THEATER OF MAN’ AND ‘POUNCE AND BOUNCE’

By Mario Gioia, art critic and independent curator.

This is one of the unique moments of the most recent contemporary art in Brazil. The final tracking shot of Olho da Rua, a video by Jonathas de Andrade now on display at Inhotim, one of Brazil's leading visual arts centers, is one of those happy moments in which the artist manages to capture with such precision the zeitgeist of his country (in this case, on a continental scale).

February 23, 2023
INSIDE MARLI MATSUMOTO´S HOUSE/GALLERY IN VILA MADALENA, SÃO PAULO.

With the recent exhibition by Rosario López, Tapizar el Paisaje, Marli Matsumoto's gallery received and sheltered a strong artistic expression that, through apocalyptic tapestries and photographs of recent industrial history, tells the story of how the landscape is shaped, built or destroyed. In this interview, the founder of the gallery in São Paulo delves into the bases that gave life to the gallery and her interest in providing a space for young artists and experimental contemporary art.

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INSIDE MARLI MATSUMOTO´S HOUSE/GALLERY IN VILA MADALENA, SÃO PAULO.

With the recent exhibition by Rosario López, Tapizar el Paisaje, Marli Matsumoto's gallery received and sheltered a strong artistic expression that, through apocalyptic tapestries and photographs of recent industrial history, tells the story of how the landscape is shaped, built or destroyed. In this interview, the founder of the gallery in São Paulo delves into the bases that gave life to the gallery and her interest in providing a space for young artists and experimental contemporary art.

ANALIVIA CORDEIRO: FROM BODY TO CODE

From Body to Code at ZKM (Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe) will gather, for the first time in Europe, the most representative pieces of her artistic trajectory.

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ANALIVIA CORDEIRO: FROM BODY TO CODE

From Body to Code at ZKM (Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe) will gather, for the first time in Europe, the most representative pieces of her artistic trajectory.

JUDITH LAUAND: CONCRETE DEVIATION AT MASP

The largest exhibition ever dedicated to the work of Judith Lauand, with more than seven decades of production.

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JUDITH LAUAND: CONCRETE DEVIATION AT MASP

The largest exhibition ever dedicated to the work of Judith Lauand, with more than seven decades of production.

ABALOS AUSTRALIS - 13TH MERCOSUR BIENNIAL - TRAUMA, DREAM AND ESCAPE

The 13th edition of the Mercosul Biennial, anchored in the Trauma, dream and flight tripod and finished last November, had encouraging developments, especially due to the outstanding presence of emerging artists, the strong contact with the public and the resumption of powerful spaces and traditional attractions of the event, such as the Cais do Porto. However, there were problems in the organization of the exhibition, the most serious episode of which was the '(dis)invitation' of names to exhibit works, and a certain frustration with pieces that would have a technological appeal.

By By Mario Gioia, art critic and independent curator.
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ABALOS AUSTRALIS - 13TH MERCOSUR BIENNIAL - TRAUMA, DREAM AND ESCAPE

By By Mario Gioia, art critic and independent curator.

The 13th edition of the Mercosul Biennial, anchored in the Trauma, dream and flight tripod and finished last November, had encouraging developments, especially due to the outstanding presence of emerging artists, the strong contact with the public and the resumption of powerful spaces and traditional attractions of the event, such as the Cais do Porto. However, there were problems in the organization of the exhibition, the most serious episode of which was the '(dis)invitation' of names to exhibit works, and a certain frustration with pieces that would have a technological appeal.

January 27, 2023
AMERICAS SOCIETY PRESENTS BISPO DO ROSARIO: ALL EXISTING MATERIALS ON EARTH

The first solo exhibition in the United States of the afro-brazilian artist Arthur Bispo. Co-curated by Aimé Iglesias Lukin, Ricardo Resende, and Javier Téllez, with Tie Jojima.

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AMERICAS SOCIETY PRESENTS BISPO DO ROSARIO: ALL EXISTING MATERIALS ON EARTH

The first solo exhibition in the United States of the afro-brazilian artist Arthur Bispo. Co-curated by Aimé Iglesias Lukin, Ricardo Resende, and Javier Téllez, with Tie Jojima.

POLITICAL/SUBJECTIVE MAPS: ANNA BELLA GEIGER, MAGALI LARA, LEA LUBLIN AND MARGARITA PASKA

The Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA) presents Political/Subjective Maps: Anna Bella Geiger, Magali Lara, Lea Lublin, and Margarita Paksa. It will explore how these four visionary Conceptual artists have appropriated the visual language of maps to highlight entrenched power structures; mine social, political, emotional, and personal subjects; and imagine new ways of apprehending the world.

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POLITICAL/SUBJECTIVE MAPS: ANNA BELLA GEIGER, MAGALI LARA, LEA LUBLIN AND MARGARITA PASKA

The Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA) presents Political/Subjective Maps: Anna Bella Geiger, Magali Lara, Lea Lublin, and Margarita Paksa. It will explore how these four visionary Conceptual artists have appropriated the visual language of maps to highlight entrenched power structures; mine social, political, emotional, and personal subjects; and imagine new ways of apprehending the world.

MADALENA SANTOS REINBOLT AT MASP: UNA CABEZA LLENA DE PLANETAS

The exhibition Madalena Santos Reinbolt: una cabeza llena de planetas (A head full of planets) is the first solo exhibition of the Brazilian artist at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo.

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MADALENA SANTOS REINBOLT AT MASP: UNA CABEZA LLENA DE PLANETAS

The exhibition Madalena Santos Reinbolt: una cabeza llena de planetas (A head full of planets) is the first solo exhibition of the Brazilian artist at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo.

 THE GEOGRAPHY OF MEANINGS BY ANNA MARIA MAIOLINO

MALBA presents a panoramic exhibition by Anna Maria Maiolino (Scalea Italy, 1942) with more than fifty years of works that include paintings, drawings, woodcuts, sculptures, photographs, videos, sound pieces and installations in an attempt to capture the prismatic spirit of the artist.

By María Galarza
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THE GEOGRAPHY OF MEANINGS BY ANNA MARIA MAIOLINO

By María Galarza

MALBA presents a panoramic exhibition by Anna Maria Maiolino (Scalea Italy, 1942) with more than fifty years of works that include paintings, drawings, woodcuts, sculptures, photographs, videos, sound pieces and installations in an attempt to capture the prismatic spirit of the artist.

November 24, 2022
ARGENTINE CONTEMPORARY ART AT MAC NITERÓI.

Painting as the basis and as a problem, affective bonds and forms of unlearning. These are some of the themes that outline the exhibition "A Slow Coming - Chapter I", a new exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC) in Niterói, Brazil.

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ARGENTINE CONTEMPORARY ART AT MAC NITERÓI.

Painting as the basis and as a problem, affective bonds and forms of unlearning. These are some of the themes that outline the exhibition "A Slow Coming - Chapter I", a new exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC) in Niterói, Brazil.

INSTITUTO INHOTIM OPENS TWO EXHIBITIONS IN NOVEMBER

Including works by artists such as Panmela Castro, Antonio Obá, the duo Barbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca as well as Jonathas de Andrade, the exhibitions unpack and update issues brought up in the newspaper "Quilombo", published by Abdias Nascimento from 1948 to 1950.

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INSTITUTO INHOTIM OPENS TWO EXHIBITIONS IN NOVEMBER

Including works by artists such as Panmela Castro, Antonio Obá, the duo Barbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca as well as Jonathas de Andrade, the exhibitions unpack and update issues brought up in the newspaper "Quilombo", published by Abdias Nascimento from 1948 to 1950.

SLEEPING EMBAR - 37TH PANORAMA OF BRAZILIAN ART

Somewhat fused forms, in a dismantling that seems continuous, signaling a kind of tired geometry. The banal brilliance of a chromatic automotive cover in what could have been the label of a crumbling and volatile language typical of large urban agglomerations, in a tenuous cross between street art and graffiti.

By By Mario Gioia, art critic and independent curator
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SLEEPING EMBAR - 37TH PANORAMA OF BRAZILIAN ART

By By Mario Gioia, art critic and independent curator

Somewhat fused forms, in a dismantling that seems continuous, signaling a kind of tired geometry. The banal brilliance of a chromatic automotive cover in what could have been the label of a crumbling and volatile language typical of large urban agglomerations, in a tenuous cross between street art and graffiti.

October 13, 2022
BRAZILIAN STORIES: THE COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION AT THE SÃO PAULO ART MUSEUM

On the bicentennial anniversary of Brazil Independence, the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP) presents the collective exhibition Brazilian Histories, proposing a critical reflection on the country’s history seen through an plural perspective.

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BRAZILIAN STORIES: THE COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION AT THE SÃO PAULO ART MUSEUM

On the bicentennial anniversary of Brazil Independence, the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP) presents the collective exhibition Brazilian Histories, proposing a critical reflection on the country’s history seen through an plural perspective.

CHOREOGRAPHIES OF THE IMPOSSIBLE: THE CURATORIAL TEXT OF THE 35TH SÃO PAULO BIENNIAL

The 35th edition of the São Paulo Biennial, the largest contemporary art exhibition in Latin America, will take place in 2023 and the Fundação Bienal launched the first curatorial text. CHOREOGRAPHIES OF THE IMPOSSIBLE presents the key concepts and ideas.

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CHOREOGRAPHIES OF THE IMPOSSIBLE: THE CURATORIAL TEXT OF THE 35TH SÃO PAULO BIENNIAL

The 35th edition of the São Paulo Biennial, the largest contemporary art exhibition in Latin America, will take place in 2023 and the Fundação Bienal launched the first curatorial text. CHOREOGRAPHIES OF THE IMPOSSIBLE presents the key concepts and ideas.

FERNANDA LOPES IS ATHENA'S NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Since September, Fernanda Lopes is the new Artistic Director of the Brazilian art gallery Athena. She will be in charge of several actions such as exhibition projects, public talks, publications, accompaniment of the represented artists and innovative and experimental research initiatives. 

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FERNANDA LOPES IS ATHENA'S NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Since September, Fernanda Lopes is the new Artistic Director of the Brazilian art gallery Athena. She will be in charge of several actions such as exhibition projects, public talks, publications, accompaniment of the represented artists and innovative and experimental research initiatives. 

'INHOTIM IS ABSOLUTELY UNIQUE,' SAYS JULIETA GONZÁLEZ

An institution that is more attentive and permeable to public debate, that has its own collection as a living witness to the changes. This could be one of the guiding axes of the work of the Venezuelan Julieta González at the head of the artistic direction of Inhotim, one of the main centers of contemporary art in Brazil and one of the most inspiring open-air museums in the world.

By Mario Gioia, art critic and independent curator
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'INHOTIM IS ABSOLUTELY UNIQUE,' SAYS JULIETA GONZÁLEZ

By Mario Gioia, art critic and independent curator

An institution that is more attentive and permeable to public debate, that has its own collection as a living witness to the changes. This could be one of the guiding axes of the work of the Venezuelan Julieta González at the head of the artistic direction of Inhotim, one of the main centers of contemporary art in Brazil and one of the most inspiring open-air museums in the world.

July 21, 2022
13 BRAZILIAN ARTISTS EXHIBIT IN FRAMER FRAMED, AMSTERDAM

Framer Framed in Amsterdam exhibits The Silence of Tired Tongues. Curated by Raphael Fonseca, the show presents the works of thirteen emerging artists born in Brazil. The artworks in the group exhibition bring together a sense of ‘saudade’, which can be translated as a mixture of melancholy and longing.

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13 BRAZILIAN ARTISTS EXHIBIT IN FRAMER FRAMED, AMSTERDAM

Framer Framed in Amsterdam exhibits The Silence of Tired Tongues. Curated by Raphael Fonseca, the show presents the works of thirteen emerging artists born in Brazil. The artworks in the group exhibition bring together a sense of ‘saudade’, which can be translated as a mixture of melancholy and longing.

LYGIA PAPE – THE SKIN OF ALL

The Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen is dedicating the first comprehensive solo exhibition to the Brazilian avant-garde artist Lygia Pape (1927–2004) until July 17, 2022. Titled “The Skin of ALL” the exhibition presents the artist’s multifaceted, transgressive oeuvre, which she developed over five decades. 

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LYGIA PAPE – THE SKIN OF ALL

The Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen is dedicating the first comprehensive solo exhibition to the Brazilian avant-garde artist Lygia Pape (1927–2004) until July 17, 2022. Titled “The Skin of ALL” the exhibition presents the artist’s multifaceted, transgressive oeuvre, which she developed over five decades. 

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: ART AS A SOCIAL EXPERIMENT - BEATRIZ CHACHAMOVITS IN ART AND CULTURE CENTER, HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA

Review about the exhibition Into the Great Dying: (The Steps We Take), on view until June 2022

By Amalia Caputo - Artist/Art Writer
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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: ART AS A SOCIAL EXPERIMENT - BEATRIZ CHACHAMOVITS IN ART AND CULTURE CENTER, HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA

By Amalia Caputo - Artist/Art Writer

Review about the exhibition Into the Great Dying: (The Steps We Take), on view until June 2022

May 24, 2022