Sculpture at Luhring Augustine posits contemporary sculpture as a corrective to politically regressive monuments in the United States.
On Monday, Tunga, one of Brazil’s most prized artists, died of cancer at the age of 64 in Rio de Janeiro, where he resided for most of his life.
There may never have been a better month to see Brazilian art in New York. Last weekend, Frieze brought a taste of São Paulo art galleries Casa Triângulo, Fortes Vilaça, Mendes Wood, Vermelho, and Jaqueline Martins, as well as Rio de Janeiro’s A Gentil Carioca, to Manhattan.
Last year, the Brazilian government ruffled a few feathers when it decided that television didn’t count as culture, but a new miniseries by set designer, director, and writer Alberto Renault throws a bit of a monkey wrench into the government’s claim.