Catastrophe, tragedy and disaster as clinical and aesthetic categories

  The Greek radical katá refers to the movement from top to bottom, opposite, therefore, to the movement of asceticism or elevation. Assimilation, or metabolism, is opposed to catabolism, as a process of deassimilation; cataclysm is a great deluge, or waterfall; cataphora is descent from...
Preservation and safeguarding

Preservation and safeguarding

Text read during the launch of the book 'Imaginária Brasileira na Coleção Orandi Momesso'
Venal Balbina, 2018

Scars on display

Renata Padovan combines research and art and reworks the traces of environmental devastation
Santiago Yahuarcani

Multiple subjects

Adriano Pedrosa brings together a significant number of indigenous and LGBTQIA+ artists, all foreigners on this planet

Issue #67 contributors

See who are some of the contributors to issue #67 of arte!brasileiros

Between the experienced and the imagined

At Galeria Estação, ethnographic and fictional aspects alternate in the works of the indigenous Paraguayan artist Ogwa and his granddaughter, Salmi, in the exhibition A Dança dos Mitos
Universal history of earthquakes

A scientist artist

Through scientific themes and methods, with a look at geology, nature and its movements, Leticia Ramos produces works that, although timeless, touch on extremely current themes such as the climate crisis and global warming that generates situations like the one experienced by Rio Grande do Sul
Raphael Fonseca

'It won't become the Flood Biennial'

Curator of the Mercosul Biennial, Raphael Fonseca says he will avoid 'literalizing' the issue of flooding in Rio Grande too much, and that the general theme, 'Snap', remains

'Expanded Northeast' arrives in Natal

Banco do Nordeste exhibition project arrives in the capital of Rio Grande do Norte

Greed and debt are pillars on display at the Prada Foundation

Radical intervention by Swiss artist Christoph Büchel reviews the history of capitalism, the city of Venice and contemporary art itself

Acceleration and Collapse

Read the editorial of issue #67 of arte!brasileiros, by Patricia Rousseaux

The catastrophe of the attacks on Palestine in Venice

Work by the duo Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme denounces how hospitals have become prisons and have been constantly bombed; in September, the artists participate in an exhibition in São Paulo, in the Moraes-Barbosa collection

Venice Biennale submerges in neoliberal strategies

Curator of the 60th edition, Brazilian Adriano Pedrosa, uses personal marketing, support for the secondary market and emptying of political meanings in the 60th edition of the Italian exhibition
Perito Moreno Glacier

On thin ice

Luiz Marques addresses the unquestionable link between the environmental debacle and capitalism, defending the need for a profound civilizational mutation in the face of the convergent and accelerated crises we face
Sociologist Luiz Galina, current director of Sesc São Paulo, comments, in an exclusive interview, on his career with Danilo Santos de Miranda and the legacy he will carry forward. Photo: Matheus José Maria

'Our root does not change; our organizational DNA doesn't change', says Luiz Galina, director of...

Since November last year, when he took on the role of director of the Social Service of Commerce (Sesc) in the state of São Paulo, the sociologist...

Exile as a starting point in the works of Pedro Figari, Júlio Martins da...

It was to the east of Eden, in the territory of Nod, that Cain was exiled after killing his brother Abel. He lost the abundance of paradise and...
Facade of the Paranaense Museum, in Curitiba (PR). Photo: Heloisa Michele/MUPA

Museu Paranaense, in Curitiba, consolidates itself as a reference for museum management

attentive to urgent current issues, such as rescue and the right to memory, repair and restitution, the Paranaense Museum (MUPA) started...
Marcos Zacariades with iconic photos of the original city

In Chapada Diamantina, impactful works mark the career of Marcos Zacariades

By Fabio Cypriano and Patrícia Rousseaux, in Igatu It seems unlikely that an abandoned stone city, Igatu, which once had more than ten thousand...

In Rio Grande do Sul, culture takes stock of losses in heritage and...

A task force bringing together UNESCO, the Ministry of Culture, Iphan and the departments of Culture and Education of Rio Grande do Sul began...

Celeida Tostes and the journey through clay

For the first time in São Paulo, a robust set of works by Celeida Tostes (1929-1995) is exposed to the public, in the solo exhibition "Vênus Ancestral", at...

Centro Cultural Bienal das Amazônias opens in Belém as a new space for convergence...

Located on the corner of Rua Manoel Barata and Travessa Campos Sales, in the commercial center of Belém (PA), the Centro Cultural Bienal das...
Bahian artist J. Cunha. Photo: Márcio Lima

J. Cunha: Celebrating the vitality of Afro-Brazilian culture

Right at the beginning of the presentation text for the exhibition J. Cunha: Corpo tropical, Jochen Volz, general director of the Pinacoteca de São Paulo, says that only...
Gideon Mendel Submerged Portraits oão Pereira de Araújo, Rio Branco, Brazil, March 14, 2015.

go and see

South African photographer Gideon Mendel produces series around the world that denounce climate change and its impacts on human survival, offering a kind of testimony to those portrayed.  
Performance of 'O Barco', by Grada Kilomba. Photo: Icaro Moreno

The performing, sculptural and monumental ship of Grada Kilomba

In its resumption of monographic projects, the Inhotim Institute invited the Portuguese artist Grada Kilomba to occupy Galeria Galpão, where...
Plant fossil donated to the National Museum. Photo: Handerson Oliveira

National Museum receives donation of more than a thousand fossils intermediated by the Inclusartiz Institute

The National Museum of Rio de Janeiro has just received an addition to its collection, almost six years after the fire that destroyed the...
Performance by Paulo Nazareth, during the opening of his solo show "Esconjuro", at Instituto Inhotim. Photo: Daniela Paoliello

In Inhotim, Paulo Nazareth brings together history and territory at a 'crossroads of many times'

On display at Inhotim, the solo show Esconjuro, by Paulo Nazareth, could not be more in line with the institute's programming proposal for 2024...
Adriano Pedrosa, curator of the 60th Venice Biennale. Photo: Mauricio Jorge

The 60th Venice Biennale and other stories

Adriano Pedrosa, curator of the Italian exhibition, talks about how he emerged into art
Renato Guttuso, “God with us”

Why the war?

In 1932, an exchange of letters between the father of physics, Albert Einstein, and the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, translated the concerns of the two humanist intellectuals in that first third of the 20th century. In the letters, both questioned each other, from perspectives completely different, the reason for the armed conflicts, shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War.

Culture Wars grow on social media

Why attacks on cultural institutions and works of art are used as instruments of the right, based on algorithms that value hate speech

What can a work of culture, art or criticism do?

A question for Tales Ab'Sáber* João Cezar de Castro Rocha – In his documentary Intervention, Love doesn't mean much, he anticipated much of the horrors...
The Back of Heaven

Film addresses the madness of the evangelization of indigenous people in Javari

Avesso do Céu, by the duo Dias & Riedweg, was filmed in the Javari Reserve, in the far west of the Amazon, and has as its theme the conversion practiced by dozens of neo-Pentecostal churches, even with newly contacted indigenous people
The Anticosmic

The recreation of a cosmogony

Thiago Martins de Melo develops political work in which he tirelessly denounces necropolitics and the erasure of the history of images by colonization