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Bahian artist J. Cunha. Photo: Márcio Lima

J. Cunha: Celebrating the vitality of Afro-Brazilian culture

Right at the beginning of the presentation text for the exhibition J. Cunha: Corpo tropical, Jochen Volz, general director of the Pinacoteca de São Paulo, says that only last year the institution started to have a piece...
Performance of 'O Barco', by Grada Kilomba. Photo: Icaro Moreno

The performing, sculptural and monumental ship of Grada Kilomba

In its resumption of monographic projects, the Inhotim Institute invited the Portuguese artist Grada Kilomba to occupy Galeria Galpão, where works by William Kentridge, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller have already been presented....
Japanese Motif (1959), tempera on canvas. Credit: MAC USP Collection

Eleonore Koch stages the painting

I discovered Eleonore Koch's work at the beginning of this century and, in the 2010s, the opportunity arose to organize an exhibition about her work and career, which ended up not happening. But while...
Plant fossil donated to the National Museum. Photo: Handerson Oliveira

National Museum receives donation of more than a thousand fossils intermediated by the Inclusartiz Institute

The National Museum of Rio de Janeiro has just received an addition to its collection, almost six years after the fire that destroyed most of the 20 million items it housed. Per...
Performance by Paulo Nazareth, during the opening of his solo show "Esconjuro", at Instituto Inhotim. Photo: Daniela Paoliello

In Inhotim, Paulo Nazareth brings together history and territory at a 'crossroads of many times'

On display at Inhotim, the solo show Esconjuro, by Paulo Nazareth, could not be more in line with the institute's programming proposal for 2024. With new works and reinterpretations of previous works, the exhibition...

BACON AND MÁRIO DE ANDRADE AT MASP: A WEIRD ENCOUNTER | Part two

PART TWO Because of the Mário de Andrade exhibition. Two Lives was conceived based on the works collected by the critic, when I went down to the MASP basement to visit it, I was eager to see some of them again...
View of the exhibition Francis Bacon: the beauty of meat

BACON AND MÁRIO DE ANDRADE AT MASP: A WEIRD ENCOUNTER

PART ONE A few days ago I visited two exhibitions at MASP: “Francis Bacon: the beauty of meat”, curated by Laura Consedey, and “Mário de Andrade. Two lives”, curated by Regina Teixeira de Barros. While...
Froiid, at Galeria Albuquerque Contemporânea.

In BH, Galeria Albuquerque Contemporânea opens Froiid’s first solo show

Entitled "Mundaréu", Froiid's solo show, on display at Galeria Albuquerque Contemporânea, establishes a dialogue with the writer, actor, journalist and playwright Plínio Marcos (1935-1999) and his "Histórias das Quebradas do Mundaréu" (1973). When exploring...

Integration is the motto of Inhotim’s programming in 2024

A resumption of monographic projects, solo exhibitions dedicated to specific works by some artists, as well as unique, immersive works that promote compelling experiences. This is how the artistic director of Inhotim, Júlia Rebouças,...
Amácio Mazzaropi in "Jeca Tatu" (1959)

From Jeca Tatu to Nhô Nito

With the exception of Manoel Querino (1851-1923), intellectuals who wrote about the visual arts during the First Republic started from the following assumption: a branch of European art was developing in Brazil. Some would try to propose or detect...