Mario de Andrade House
Mario de Andrade House. Photo: André Hoff

Discussions about indigenous art and literature, Afro-Brazilian heritage, LGBTQIA+ culture and graffiti kick off the new Casa Mário de Andrade project. With Faces of a Contemporary Brazil, institution São Paulo Cultural Museum – a member of the São Paulo Literary Museum-Houses Network, linked to the State Government’s Secretariat of Culture and Creative Economy – seeks to promote accessibility for artists and writers from marginalized groups in society, who used to be little guided in cultural programs . For the organizers, carrying out this initiative in the centenary year of the Modern Art Week is also symbolic, as “it is a way to point out counterpoints and suggest updates” of what the modernist landmark would be if it took place today, the release points out.

Mario de Andrade House
Mario de Andrade House. Photo: André Hoff

A series of free lectures in a virtual environment, whose registration is open until January 19 (sign up), starts the project. The meetings always take place on Wednesdays, from 19 pm to 21 pm, mediated by Marcelo Tupinambá, coordinator of the cultural program at Casa Mário de Andrade. Check out the full schedule:

  • 19/01, at 19:XNUMX – Indigenous arts and literature: The lecture will have the participation of Márcia Kambeba, indigenous of the Omágua/Kambeba people, general ombudsman of the City of Belém (PA) and writer, and Daniel Munduruku, professor, writer, doctor in Education at USP and indigenous to the Munduruku people;
  • 26/01, at 19:XNUMX – Afro-Brazilian heritage: Debate with sociologist, researcher and writer Tadeu Kaçula and Abilio Ferreira, journalist and co-author of the book Thebes: a black architect in slave-owning São Paulo;
  • 2/02, at 19:XNUMX – Urban art and graffiti as contemporary artistic expression: Conversation between Artur Spada, businessman and director of the Carnaval group Bateria Bem Bolada, and Bento Andreato, partner at Andreato Comunicação e Cultura and executive director of Almanaque Brasil;
  • 9/02, at 19:XNUMX – Arts, performance and culture LGBTQIA+: The lecture will bring together Lufe Steffen, filmmaker, screenwriter and journalist who has been producing works related to the LGBT public since the 1990s; and Victor Kinjo, composer, singer and post-doctoral researcher at the USP Advanced Studies Institute/USP Cities Global Synthesis Center.

In addition to the lectures, Faces of a Contemporary Brazil aims to hold courses throughout 2022. Starting these training actions, as of January 20, Casa Mário de Andrade offers Overview of indigenous cinema, focused on the analysis of cinematographic productions made by indigenous directors. At each meeting, a guest filmmaker will give a short professional presentation, followed by the screening of excerpts from his films. There will be four online classes on Thursdays, from 19 pm to 21 pm, with the mediation of Cristina Flória, specialized in Cultural Management by Senac / SP, social scientist by PUC-SP and director of the documentary Piõ Höimanazé – the Xavante woman in her art. The course will take place virtually on Thursdays, from 19 am to 21 pm. Spaces are limited and will be distributed according to the order of registration (sign up). Check the class schedule:

  • 20/1 – Guest: Divino Tserewahú – Xavante filmmaker from the village of Sangradouro, municipality of General Carneiro, MT;
  • 27/1 – Guest: Alberto Alvares – Indigenous filmmaker from the Guarani ethnic group Nhandeva, MS;
  • 3/2 – Guest: Marcia Djerá Retê Mirim – Belongs to the Mbya Guarani people, lives in Tekoá, SP;
  • 10/2 – Guest: Caimi Wassé Xavante – Belongs to the Poreza´õno clan and the Hötörã group, MT.

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