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.”
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.
Fire Engulfs Warehouse of South America’s Largest Film Collection
São Paulo’s Cinemateca Brasileira is the latest cultural organization threatened by preventable fires in Brazil.
Lush Yet Crisp: Beatriz Milhazes’s Lively Abstractions
Avenida Paulista, Milhazes’s largest survey to date, offers an engrossing overview of how the artist cross-pollinates painting and printmaking.
Winds of Change at the São Paulo Biennial’s Introductory Show
Emphasizing obscured histories, Vento inspires hope that the biennial programs to come will be potent enough to raise some dust in Niemeyer’s drafty halls.
Lucia Nogueira’s Sensuous, Smoky Visions of Hell
Featuring a stunning series of watercolors based on Dante’s Inferno, Nogueira’s latest exhibition sheds new light on her gift for haunting evocations of the female body.
Fernanda Gomes Creates a Surreal Domestic Space With Her Abstractions
Gomes, who lives in Rio de Janeiro, often works from home, where daily, mundane objects are not distinguished from sculptural pieces.
Lina Bo Bardi’s Glass House and the Multiple Worlds It Contains
While the Italian-born architect Lina Bo Bardi carried her European heritage with her, her passion for, and even affinity with Brazilian culture was profound.
After the Olympics and an Impeachment, Brazilian Artists Look to the Horizon
SÃO PAULO — On Sunday, the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro came to a close with the conspicuous absence of Interim President Michel Temer, who was met with boos when he appeared at the opening ceremony.
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.
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.
The Trailblazing Peruvian Photographer Who Captured a Vanishing World
In 1905, when the Andean photographer Martín Chambi was 14 years old, he traveled to northwestern Peru with his father, who had a job working in a gold mine there. At the time, there were no indigenous photographers in the country, and images of the Quechua people were mostly captured through the lenses of French and American photographers.