Brazil

Post image for The 2016 Rio Olympics Medals Embrace Sustainable Design

Athletes at the Rio 2016 Olympics will be taking home bits of recycled mirrors, car parts, and X-ray plates in their medals as part of design aimed at sustainability.

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Post image for In Response to Artist Protests, Brazil Reinstates Culture Ministry

Brazil’s interim president Michel Temer will reinstate the country’s Ministry of Culture next Monday following a string of protests initiated by local artists and cultural organizations.

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Post image for Brazilian Artists Protest Interim President’s Dissolution of Ministry of Culture

Vice President Michel Temer has only just assumed the interim presidency of Brazil, and already he’s implementing contentious policies.

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Post image for Contemporary Brazilian Artists at Home with Neo-Concretists

“The house was more than a skin … an organism as alive as our own,” Lygia Clark wrote.

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Post image for A Brazilian Nanny’s Journey North to Find Her Family

It’s never easy leaving home, but for many northern Brazilians who seek work in the country’s wealthier south, doing so can mean never seeing their loved ones again.

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Post image for An Exhibition of Art Seized During Corruption Raids in Brazil

A Brazilian museum has opened an exhibition of art seized amid the largest corruption scandal in its country’s history.

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Post image for A Graphic Novel Portrait of Slavery in Brazil

The history of black slavery in Brazil has largely been told from the perspective of the colonizers, not the enslaved.

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Post image for A Gallery Looks Back on 40 Years of Showing Art in Brazil

Global recessions and armed crackdowns on protests are undoubtedly bad for art, but the old adage that hardship and suffering fuels creativity comes to mind when looking back at Brazil in the 1970s and considering the improbable success of Galeria Luisa Strina.

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Post image for A Brazilian Street Art Community Wracked by Tragedy

Four Brazilian graffiti artists who initiated a protest against police brutality in São Paulo last August are the subjects of a new documentary.

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Post image for Considering Brazil’s Racial Heritage

The 18th-century Brazilian sculptor Aleijadinho was the mixed-race son of a black slave and one of his country’s most legendary artists. In the gold-rich state of Minas Gerais, where millions lost their lives in the mines, tourists still pay to visit the immaculate baroque churches he embellished.

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