Brazil

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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Post image for Turning Brazil’s Political Waste into Furniture

Late last month, Dilma Rousseff was re-elected president of Brazil, bringing one of the country’s most bitter elections to a close. Though the campaign season has ended, tons — as in literal tons — of illegal signage remain on the streets.

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Caio Reisewitz,

This summer the International Center of Photography is offering its public two shows of Latin American photography. On the first floor of the museum, curator Christopher Phillips presents the first major solo show of Brazilian photographer Caio Reisewitz in the US.

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Post image for Getting Up Close and Personal with the Brazilian Protests

For the past year, a photography collective in São Paulo, Brazil, has been creating short, troubling, and cinematic videos of the public protests that first swept the country in 2013.

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