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“Monument to the Flags”, by Brecheret: the present past

The Monument to the Flags, by Victor Brecheret, also known as Push-push and Let me push, is over a hundred years old, if we take into account that its first model dates from 1920. Situated...
Monuments: Statue of Borba Gato on fire. Image: reproduction of social networks.

Debate monuments: should we tear them down?

Fire at the Borba Gato statue, in São Paulo, reignites discussion about monuments, check out some points of this debate
Voices Against Racism

Project of the Municipal Secretary of Culture aims to raise awareness and combat racism

As an unannounced intervention, the "Voices Against Racism" initiative includes projections, lambes, graffiti and a webinar aimed at valuing the work of black and indigenous artists.

What to do with the monuments of exaltation to the pioneers?

In the wake of the recent review of racist monuments around the world, with notable cases in England, Belgium and the USA, it is urgent to discuss the Brazilian case as well.
bandeirantes monuments

Bandeirantes on the move: between disputes and conciliation

Starting from the 1985 comic book by Luiz Gê, going through the debates that dominated the early 20th century on the "bandeirante epic" and the "Paulista homeland", Tadeu Chiarelli deepens the discussion about the monuments of the city of São Paulo and their symbolisms.

Is it time to destroy the monuments of exaltation to the pioneers?

For Fabio Cypriano, history should not be erased or even pretend that it did not exist, as was done with the period of the military dictatorship in Brazil, but it is necessary to review these monuments and recontextualize them.

The Doctor and the Monuments

In 2020, the first model of the "Monumento à Bandeiras", by Brecheret, will be 100 years old. Based on a canvas by Almeida Jr., Tadeu Chiarelli exposes the demands of the São Paulo bourgeoisie to honor the bandeirantes, opposing them to the new positions against the bandeirantes and the Monument itself.