The Existential Adventures of Tim Maia: Nobody Can Live Forever

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

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

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

St Moritz becomes off-piste arts hub

“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

Brazil’s 2011 exhibition boom puts Rio on top

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

Alfredo Maffei at Seize Galerie in Marseille

“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

La Cena – VJ Suave in the Jungle

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

Nova – New Art from Brazil

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

Happy 104th Birthday, Oscar Niemeyer

“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

Brazilian millionaire builds ambitious contemporary arts park in the hills

Mining magnate compares scale of his project to Disneyland, but says visitors will find it a serious, emotional experience Tom Phillips reports for The Guardian from Rio de Janeiro: “He is one of Brazil’s most successful businessmen, a shy mining entrepreneur who made millions selling… Read More

Grafitismo – A new Graffiti Video Series

A series of short videos from all over the world. Produced by Sinlogo. Grafitismo film#01 – Booze Sktlixos Grafitismo film#02 – HK, Kaur, Nois Grafitismo film#03 – Finok, Coxas, HK, Kaur Grafitismo film#04 – Pifo Grafitismo film#05 – WEK(FBC) Grafitismo film#06 – Pifo, Onio, Dédo… Read More

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