Former students of the Atelier do Centro have come forward with horrific allegations of abuse by Rubens Espirito Santo, the man they once called “master.”
As Brazil Heals From Riots, a “Museum of Democracy” Takes Shape
Hyperallergic spoke with Cecília Sá of Brazil’s Ministry of Culture to discuss the new multi-faceted public art initiative.
Pro-Bolsonaro Rioters Damage National Treasures in Brasília
Works by Emiliano Di Cavalcanti and Jorge Eduardo, among others, sustained damage when rioters stormed government buildings in the nation’s capital.
Texas Show Spotlights Brazilian Art and Activism
An exhibition at the University of Texas at Austin offers an alternative view of the nation through the lens of contemporary artists.
Jair Bolsonaro’s “Aesthetic Crisis” Is Coming to an End
The right-wing populist’s tenure has been marked by campaign aesthetics and fan art considered tacky at best.
Artistic Freedom Reaches “Lowest Point” in Years, Human Rights Advocates Warn
Rising traditionalism, conservatism, and populism have resulted in major discrimination against women and the LGBTQIA+ artistic community.
Artist Maxwell Alexandre Goes to War With Brazil’s Inhotim Institute
The Brazilian artist asked the museum to remove his work from a show about the Black experience, calling the institution a “White man’s theater.”
Your Soundtrack to Lula’s Historic Defeat of Bolsonaro
From protest anthems to novelty funk beats, here are 10 emblematic songs to celebrate Lula’s historic win.
Brazilian Artists Celebrate Lula’s Comeback as President
“The last four years have been of orchestrated cultural destruction at the hands of the extreme right,” artist Laercio Cubas Jr. told Hyperallergic.
The Brazilian Women Clowns Fighting Back Against Bolsonaro
Palhaçaria feminina, or female clowning, is uniquely situated at the crosshairs of the president’s rhetoric against women, artists, and leftists.
Chronicles of a Financial Collapse
Carla Zaccagnini’s Cuentos de Cuentas recounts her personal history amid Latin America’s history of financial crises.
In The Territory, Indigenous People Film Themselves
As the Uru-eu-wau-wau face continued incursion by Brazilian farmers, they take an active role in this documentary about them.