In its 10 meetings, starting on August 18, the course will produce a critical reflection on the established narrative about São Paulo modernism in the field of visual arts, underlining a crucial and controversial fact, but so far little explored: the fact that that most of the modernist production was more linked to the conservative currents of international art of the interwar period, and not exactly to the historical avant-gardes.
Paradoxically, São Paulo modernism was not interested in the circumstantial and the ephemeral – issues so dear to “classical” modernity –, but the stable, the constant, the eternal. In these months that precede the celebrations of the Centenary of the Week of Modern Art in São Paulo, São Paulo Modernism: between circumstance and the ephemeral presents itself as a desirable platform for debate so that modernism can be thought from other bases.
Teachers have a 50% discount. Register: bit.ly/modernismo-professores