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Contributors to issue #51 of ARTE!Brasileiros

Document of bewildermentBy Patricia Rousseaux


Read the editorial of issue #51 of ARTE!Brasileiros

A three-year BiennaleBy Maria Hirszman


Due to the pandemic, the 34th edition of the Bienal de São Paulo, which would take place at the end of this year, is postponed to September 2021; according to the president of the Foundation, José Olympio Pereira, starting the assembly in the near future would put many people at risk

Virtual weaves of art at the Mercosul BiennialBy Maria Hirszman


Online edition of the show mixes historical background and young production, puts black and feminist art at the center of the debate and challenges the limits of quarantine

we are all responsibleBy Fabio Cypriano


Berlin Biennale and Manifesta, in Marseille, have their openings postponed to September, but content already revolved around issues raised by the world in a pandemic

Art at stake: the challenges of the virtualBy Maria Hirszman

Art in the Pandemic

By making it impossible to visit the exhibition spaces, the quarantine made it mandatory to search for alternative solutions for fruition.

The wheel that keeps turning, now on the internetBy Marcos Grinspum Ferraz


Traditional art fairs such as Basel and Frieze, in addition to unprecedented ones such as Not Cancelled, drive sales by Brazilian galleries through virtual means and raise discussions about the exhaustion of a model based on incessant displacements across the globe.

Cultural management in Brazil in times of pandemic and attack on cultureBy Marcos Grinspum Ferraz

Cultural Management

During the first three months of the period of social isolation in the country, the ARTE!BRASILEIROS interviewed five managers of important cultural institutions to find out how they are dealing with the moment and what it is possible to plan for the future; read the main excerpts from conversations with Danilo Miranda, Eduardo Saron, Jochen Volz, Ricardo Ohtake and Solange Farkas

Normal was not normal: What museums do we want after the pandemic?By João Fernandes and Marcelo Araujo


It is essential to start anew, to decolonize the museum from its servile condition of the ideology of a power and of a global economy, to understand how the narratives that museums starred in, the way in which they received their audiences, as mere consumers, distorted and robbed them of the challenges of contemporaneity

Politics, culture and the museum scene in the countryBy Marcos Grinspum Ferraz


Curator João Fernandes, artistic director of Instituto Moreira Salles (IMS), and museologist Marcelo Araujo, director general of the institution, talk about the work of the IMS in the context of the pandemic and about the policy for museums in Brazil

The cry that comes from artBy Leonor Amarante

Artists in the Pandemic

In isolation, artists systematically produce as a form of resistance to the virus and the president

Chile: al air, freeBy Patricia Rousseaux

Art in the Pandemic

Public art project carried out in Chile, in mid-May, brought together more than 70 artists and collectives who were present in suspended and postponed spaces during isolation in the pandemic.

What to do with the monuments of exaltation to the pioneers?By Fabio Cypriano


In the wake of the recent review of racist monuments around the world, with notable cases in England, Belgium and the USA, it is urgent to discuss the Brazilian case as well.

Colonization fake newsBy Naiara Tukano


Indigenous peoples never built monuments, because this way of seeing the world through male heroes is a fantasy created by the white man to sell his war products.

Deconstructing white hegemony in Brazilian arts is an effective action for changeBy Luciara Ribeiro


Despite the national production being diverse in languages ​​and authorship, we still maintain within it structures that naturalize the predominance of white authors and of European origin or descent.

depicting the invisibleby Miguel Groisman


As photographers around the globe strive to provide depth to documenting the Covid-19 crisis, the ARTE!BRASILEIROS presents a series of images taken in recent months in different countries

an exhausted countryBy Moacir dos Anjos

Culture and Politics

For those who recognize and feel in their bodies the gravity of the crisis experienced in Brazil, in its various dimensions, it is increasingly common to feel exhausted.

A historiographical record by Ana Maria Gonçalvesby Miguel Groisman


Launched in 2006, the book "Um Defeito de Cor" is an indispensable classic of Brazilian Afrofeminist literature.