On display at Sesc from May 24 to August 7, the exhibition Raio-que-o-parta: fictions of the modern in Brazil reflects on the notion of “modern art” in Brazil beyond the 1920s and the protagonism often attributed by art history to São Paulo. To this end, works from a time span from the end of the 19th century to the mid-20th century are gathered, in addition to the essential presence of artists who developed their research in several Brazilian states.
Curated by researchers Aldrin Figueiredo, Clarissa Diniz, Divino Sobral, Marcelo Campos, Paula Ramos and Raphael Fonseca and consulting by Fernanda Pitta, the show brings together more than 600 works by around 200 artists. The exhibition integrates the network action of the Sesc-SP entitled “Diversos 22 – Projetos, Memórias, Conexões”, on account of the centenary of the Week of Modern Art and the Bicentennial of the Independence of Brazil.
A arte!brasileiros was at Sesc 24 de Maio to film Raio-que-o-parta: fictions of the modern in Brazil and interviewing curator Raphael Fonseca. Watch the video below:
SERVICE: Raio-que-o-parta: fictions of the modern in Brazil
WHERE: Sesc 24 de Maio (Rua 24 de Maio, 109, downtown, São Paulo)
WHEN: until August 7, from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 20 pm, Sunday and holidays, from 10 am to 18 pm.