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Portrait of Raphael Galvez, in the studio on Rua Lopes de Oliveira, in the 1980s

Petit maître

Art critic and professor Tadeu Chiarelli lists reasons to read the recently released autobiography of sculptor and painter Raphael Galvez
View of NAKOADA, in Mam Rio, with MAHKU's work highlighted

A nakoada for art

On display until November 27, "Nakoada" starts from Baniwa indigenous ethics to think about future perspectives from the Modern Art Week
Luiz Zerbini, "A Primeira Missa", 2014. Photo: Pat Kilgore.

Reappropriating to repair: the centenary of the Week of 22 from a decolonial perspective

Exhibitions, books and debates shed light on the triggering point of the Brazilian historical avant-garde from issues that did not exist for artists of the time, such as issues of race, ethnicity and gender. 

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
Xul Solar, Grafia antica, 1939. Modernism in Hispanic America

Modernism in Hispanic America

In Latin America, modernity arrived belatedly under the pressure of the new and with the desire to affirm a new aesthetic. In Europe the modern exalts the city, the phenomenon of solitude, almost like...
Untitled, José Antonio da Silva, at the Raio-que-o-parta exhibition

Exuberant visuals in a critical tone

Fabio Cypriano writes a review of the exhibition “Raio-que o parte: fictions of the modern in Brazil”, at Sesc 24 de Maio
Guanabara Bay, by Ismael Nery

Rethinking Modernism from the Week of 1922

Centenary celebrated this year broadens the debate on the vanguards, relativizes the centrality of the São Paulo event and stimulates discussion about the unfolding and effects of movement in time and space
"The bull" (1925), Tarsila. Disclosure.

Casa Roberto Marinho opens exhibitions on Maria Martins and modernism

Starting on March 12, "Fluxos do Moderno" will exhibit works by names such as Guignard, Anita Malfatti, Portinari, Di Cavalcanti, Ismael Nery, Lasar Segall and Tarsila; "Desejo imaginante" is the most extensive retrospective, so far, of Maria Martins
Modernism

Too bad Oswald wasn't born in Rio, right?

Interesting how, once again, the Brazilian belletrist tradition puts the visual arts and their circuit to the side, when it comes to reflecting on art and culture in the country. The most recently...
Books

What to read in 2022?

The centenary of the 1922 Modern Art Week and the hundredth anniversary of the release of one of the most important novels of the 20th century - James Joyce's Ulysses - coexist with a moment...