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The Grace of Faith

*By Claudinei Roberto da Silva Among us, an extensive cultural, ideological, legislative, religious and media apparatus was created to justify, meet and guarantee the permanence of privileges of that part of the population that directly or...
Work by Heitor dos Prazeres, an important artist for Afro-Brazilian art studies

What do we talk about when we talk about Afro-Brazilian art?

If the history, memory, art and science of the excluded, the divergent and the peripheral are summoned to testify about the present moment, this denounces the emergence via insurgency of actors who demand protagonism, but also points to the exhaustion of a political model and economic, which in its throes threatens life on the planet

“Do you think the Portuguese are white?” “Afro-Brazilian” art as construction

“Taking into account the level of its historiographical and critical reach, I understood that I was facing one of the main events in the field of art history in Brazil in recent years”, writes Tadeu Chiarelli about "Afro-Brazilian Art: Altos e Baixos de a concept”, book by Renato Araújo da Silva; read the review and access the work
Graffiti mural, made by artist Criola, represents symbols of Afro-Brazilian culture

Mural by artist Criola can be erased by court decision in Belo Horizonte

When leaving the airport and heading to the city center of Belo Horizonte, on Av. Presidente Antônio Carlos, a building in the distance draws attention. The vibrant colors of a mural from 1365...

Artists of African descent in Brazilian art: presence/absence?

In a new text in his column, the critic and curator Tadeu Chiarelli focuses on the virtual absence of black artists in the hegemonic history of art in Brazil, especially from the second half of the XNUMXth century onwards.

Black Attitude. Emergencies, insurgencies, affirmations: contemporary Afro-Brazilian art

Columnist Tadeu Chiarelli writes about the exhibition PretAtitude, on display at Sesc Vila Mariana