Brazil

Shows

Ana Maria Tavares – Deviating Utopias

Ana Maria Tavares – Deviating Utopias

Posted October 14th, 2013

Architecture, Brazil, Contemporary Art, Shows

The exhibition Ana Maria Tavares: Deviating Utopias is on view at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts from Oct. 11, 2013 through Jan. 12, 2014 in the Gordon CAP Gallery. Reflecting her ambivalent feelings regarding Brazil‘s efforts to modernize during the post-World War II… Read More

Videos

The Existential Adventures of Tim Maia: Nobody Can Live Forever

The Existential Adventures of Tim Maia: Nobody Can Live Forever

Posted January 7th, 2013

Animation, Brazil, Music, Videos

This is the story of Tim Maia, possibly the greatest (and craziest) soul singer you never heard of. Infamous in Brazil, Tim was a soul grenade that exploded in the 70s. He single handedly revolutionized Brazilian popular music and had the best time ever doing… Read More

Contemporary Art

30th Biennale Sao Paulo opens with 3000 works by 111 artists

30th Biennale Sao Paulo opens with 3000 works by 111 artists

Posted September 5th, 2012

Brazil, Contemporary Art

Under the title The Imminence of Poetics, the 30th São Paulo Bienal takes its curatorial premise from the multiplicity, recurrence and permanent mutability of artistic poetics. Poetics is understood as the instrumental repertoire that enables an individual or group, discipline or tradition, to establish –… Read More

Switzerland

St Moritz becomes off-piste arts hub

St Moritz becomes off-piste arts hub

Posted August 29th, 2012

Brazil, Contemporary Art, Festivals, Switzerland

“In the last days of summer, the art world is enjoying a final fling in the Swiss Alps, where the St Moritz Arts Masters festival (until 2 September) has turned the Engadin valley into an off-piste arts hub. Now in its fifth year, the event… Read More

Museums

Brazil’s 2011 exhibition boom puts Rio on top

Brazil’s 2011 exhibition boom puts Rio on top

Posted March 28th, 2012

Brazil, Business, Museums

Escher worked his magic in Rio, McQueen reigned supreme in New York, but Tokyo hit by after-effects of earthquake in the annual worldwide survey from The Art Newspaper: “When we be­gan our annual sur­vey of the best at­tended exhibitions in 1996, to make the top… Read More

Street Art

Alfredo Maffei at Seize Galerie in Marseille

Alfredo Maffei at Seize Galerie in Marseille

Posted March 2nd, 2012

Brazil, Shows, Street Art

“Brazilian artist Alfredo Maffei has always loved art. In 2007, he moved to São Paolo to study plastic arts at the Belas Artes College. Around this time, though, he started to recognize the full potential of his surroundings,” writes Illcit Exhibitions. “I first started to… Read More

Videos

La Cena – VJ Suave in the Jungle

La Cena – VJ Suave in the Jungle

Posted February 21st, 2012

Animation, Brazil, Videos

Brazilian filmmakers Ygor Marotta and Ceci Soloaga, collectively known as vjsuave, already made the Internet hold it’s breath with the lovely “Homeless” animation (see below) and now they went to the jungle of Argentina to film another cute light mapping project. “Mapping is really popular… Read More

Videos

Nova – New Art from Brazil

Nova – New Art from Brazil

Posted February 17th, 2012

Brazil, Documentaries, Featured, South America, Videos

An inspiring 75min DIY documentary film on new art and the young artists behind it. Directed by Isaac Niemand, and produced by ROJO® in collaboration with BossaNovaFilms, it was all filmed on the heat of live action of the first ®Nova Contemporary Culture which happened… Read More

Design

Happy 104th Birthday, Oscar Niemeyer

Happy 104th Birthday, Oscar Niemeyer

Posted December 15th, 2011

Architecture, Brazil, Design

“A very happy birthday to Oscar Niemeyer, who today turns 104. While the legendary architect has recently witnessed a serious misstep with his cultural center in Spain, which is set to close today, he’s had a red letter year, between the release of a new… Read More