Anthropophagy versus modernism

In the contrast between the two movements, it is important to recover the debate around the visual arts and the memory of Oswaldo Costa, an important critic of culture and art in the second half of the 20s, in São Paulo
Work by Tatiana Blass exhibited in the solo show "Reviravolta", at Galeria Millan. Photo: Disclosure

Tatiana Blass: on the threshold of matter and emptiness

Art critic and curator Tadeu Chiarelli writes about Tatiana Blass's new exhibition, "Reviravolta", on display at Galeria Millan
Indigenous to the Guarani people, he walks through the forest at night to fight the fire near Aldeia Tekoa Itakupe in the Jaraguá Indigenous Land, west of São Paulo capital, 2020. Photo: Felipe Beltrame.

The cry of the forests, the eloquence of images

Collective exhibition TURI presents works by 24 photographers who, at different times, recorded the destruction of the Brazilian ecosystem, especially the fires
View of the exhibition “In the verb of Silence, the Synthesis of Scream”, at IMS Paulista. Photo: Helio Campos Mello.

Walter Firmo: An apology for the image

The Moreira Salles Institute of São Paulo presents the exhibition "In the verb of Silence the Síntese do Grito" by the carioca photographer Walter Firmo
Photograph by Edgar Kanaykõ Xakriabá that would integrate the collective exhibition of the series "Brazilian Stories", canceled by Masp. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Bureaucratic “crutch” for censorship at Masp is a metastasis of authoritarianism

Jotabê Medeiros writes about recent episodes at Masp that question the democratic aspect of the São Paulo museum
"Fight", by Rubens Gerchman, at the Vladimir Herzog Institute. Photo: Reproduction.

New government attack on culture hits the economy itself

Studies demonstrate the direct relationship between investment and job creation in the creative sectors
Rosaria Schifani at her husband's funeral, 1993. Credit: Letizia Battaglia.

Thinking of Letizia Battaglia

Within a month of the death of the Italian photographer, journalist Simonetta Persichetti writes about the life and work of Battaglia

Some highlights of the 59th Venice Biennale

Held this year between the 23rd of April and the 27th of November, the 59th Venice Biennale presents itself, from the outset, as a...
"To See the Earth Before the End of the World", Precious Okoyomon. Photo: Roberto Marossi / Courtesy Venice Biennale

59th Venice Biennale presents main show with few dissonances and...

The 59th Venice Biennale, which opened to the public on April 23, begins in a historic way. Not only is it the first after the postponement...
In front, "Museu do Homem do Nordeste", by Jonathas de Andrade, in the background works by Candido Portinari, Almeida Junior and Paulo Nazareth. Photo: Levi Fanan / Collection of the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo

Is art without class struggle just decoration?

For some decades, a new ethical position has emerged in artists who work with struggles of groups and communities that are not part of hegemonic systems.