Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
Djanira: Picturing Brazil Djanira: Picturing Brazil

Djanira: Picturing Brazil

Djanira da Motta e Silva

Museu de Arte de São Paulo São Paulo, Brazil 03/01/2019 – 05/19/2019

This is the first large monographic exhibition dedicated to the work of Djanira da Motta e Silva (Avaré, São Paulo, 1914–1979, Rio de Janeiro) since her death, forty years ago. Largely self-taught and coming from a working background, the artist emerged on the Brazilian art scene in the 1940s. Although she developed a solid career

Djanira da Motta, Candomblé (Estudo de mural) (1967). Guache, 60 x 90 cm, Museus Castro Maya collection – IBRAM/MinC, Rio de Janeiro, photo: Jamie Acioli Djanira da Motta, Onírico (1950). Oil on canvas, 70,5 x 89,5 cm, Evandro Carneiro collection, Rio de Janeiro, photo: Jaime Acioli Djanira da Motta, Mina de Ferro, Itabira, MG (1976). Acrylic on wood, 220,5 x

Litro por kilo Litro por kilo

Litro por kilo

Rodrigue Mouchez & Mano Penalva

Massapê Projetos São Paulo, Brazil 04/06/2019 – 04/13/2019

Permutable Una lona amarilla estirada de las cuatro esquinas del espacio filtra la luz que cae del techo de la sala. Un dibujo realizado con hojas de palmas cubre gran parte de los muros alterando la textura de las paredes y creando motivos aparentemente aleatorios. Dos paraguas de fieltro—usados por los vendedores ambulantes como mostradores

Rodrigue Mouchez, Dois copos Jamaica (2019). Hibiscus tinted wood, fixative, glasses, water, rubber band, nail. 16 x 32 x 20 cm. Exhibition view of Litro por kilo, Massapê Projetos, São Paulo, Brazil, 2019 Exhibition view of Litro por kilo, Massapê Projetos, São Paulo, Brazil, 2019 Mano Penalva, Céu cruzado (detail) (2019). Felt umbrella, plastic pearl earings,

Rosana Paulino: The Sewing of Memory, at Pinacoteca de São Paulo, Brazil Rosana Paulino: The Sewing of Memory, at Pinacoteca de São Paulo, Brazil

Rosana Paulino: The Sewing of Memory, at Pinacoteca de São Paulo, Brazil

By Amanda Carneiro São Paulo, Brazil 12/08/2018 – 03/04/2019

Given the extraordinary and consistent artistic production of Rosana Paulino, now on display at the Pinacoteca del Estado de Sāo Paulo, it seems reasonable to question why it took so long to be able to enjoy a monographic exhibition of the artist in a grand Brazilian institution. The exhibiton, extensive, goes through her work of

Rosana Paulino: a costura da memória. Vista de instalación en Pinacoteca de São Paulo, 8 de diciembre, 2018 – 4 de marzo, 2019. Fotografía: Isabella Matheus / Pinacoteca. Imagen cortesía de Pinacoteca de São Paulo Ante la extraordinaria y consistente producción artística de Rosana Paulino, ahora en exhibición en la Pinacoteca del Estado de São

Conversations in Gondwana Conversations in Gondwana

Conversations in Gondwana

Curated by Juliana Caffé and Juliana Gontijo

São Paulo Cultural Center São Paulo, Brazil 02/07/2019 – 04/07/2019

Conversations in Gondwana is a platform of research and experimentation in contemporary art between countries of the global South. For the first edition of the project, curators Juliana Caffé and Juliana Gontijo invited five duos formed by artists from South Africa and Brazil to keep in contact during a year. These exchanges resulted in the

Ana Hupe, Muito futuro para uma só memória (2017). Photography. Courtesy of the artist Cinthia Marcelle and Jean Meeran, Capa Morada (2003). Photo series. Courtesy of the artists and Vermelho Gallery Marcelo Moscheta, Equalizador para horizontes distantes (2014). Photography. Courtesy of the artist Conversations in Gondwana is a platform of research and experimentation in contemporary

Systema-cinema: Ecstasy & Exercise Systema-cinema: Ecstasy & Exercise

Systema-cinema: Ecstasy & Exercise

Ricardo Basbaum

Galeria Jaqueline Martins São Paulo, Brazil 12/08/2018 – 03/01/2019

The project 1:1 explores the relationship between the gallery and its urban context through the connection among the exhibition space and other pre-existing places in its vicinity. In each of the project’s editions, an artist is invited to conceive a bipartite work, which occupies an exhibition room in the gallery and, simultaneously, a second space

Ricardo Basbaum, Systema-cinema: Ecstasy & Exercise (2018). Project 1:1 at Galeria Jaqueline Martins. Installation view. Photo by Haroldo Saboia. Image courtesy by the curator Ricardo Basbaum, Systema-cinema: Ecstasy & Exercise (2018). Project 1:1 at Galeria Jaqueline Martins. Installation view. Photo by Haroldo Saboia. Image courtesy by the curator Ricardo Basbaum, Systema-cinema: Ecstasy & Exercise (2018).

Caraíva

Caraíva

Luisa Brandelli

Zipper Galeria São Paulo, Brazil 01/15/2019 – 02/23/2019

The sea is already closer to the beach­‐mat. Lala plays on the beach while the tide goes up. The day was already good and became lighter after her father understood that it was better to leave the bluetooth loudspeaker off. In the morning, the people under the parasol next to theirs scowled and said something

Luisa Brandelli, Caraíva (2019). Installation view. Image courtesy of the artist Luisa Brandelli, Caraíva (2019). Installation view. Image courtesy of the artist Luisa Brandelli, Caraíva (2019). Installation view. Image courtesy of the artist The sea is already closer to the beach­‐mat. Lala plays on the beach while the tide goes up. The day was already

Still I rise Still I rise

Still I rise

Sonia Gomes

Museo de Arte de São Paulo São Paulo, Brazil 11/14/2018 – 03/10/2019

This exhibition gathers new works by Sonia Gomes, a Minas Gerais native living in São Paulo. It features the most recent developments of her sculpture efforts, which now include tree branches and trunks. These never-before-seen works make reference to the primary series of this show, titled Root. Scraps of fabrics found by chance or offered

Sonia Gomes, Untitled from Raiz series (2018). Photo by Bruno Leão. Image courtesy of MASP Sonia Gomes, Correnteza from Raiz series (2018). Photo by Bruno Leão. Image courtesy of MASP Sonia Gomes, Untitled (2018). Photo by Bruno Leão. Image courtesy of MASP This exhibition gathers new works by Sonia Gomes, a Minas Gerais native living

Construções afro-atlânticas Construções afro-atlânticas

Construções afro-atlânticas

Rubem Valentim

Museu de Arte de São Paulo São Paulo, Brazil 11/14/2018 – 03/10/2019

The exhibition Construções afro-atlânticas (Afro-Atlantic Constructions), at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP), features 90 artworks by the painter, sculptor and printmaker Rubem Valentim (Salvador, 1922 – São Paulo, 1991), a fundamental figure of Brazilian art and Afro-Atlantic histories in the 20th century. The exhibition was curated by Fernando Oliva (Maria Auxiliadora: vida cotidiana, pintura

Rubem Valentim. Relevo Emblema n. 10 (1977). Collection of Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia. Credits: Andrew Kemp Rubem Valentim. Relevo Emblema n. 4 (1977). Collection of Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia. Credits: Andrew Kemp Rubem Valentim. Construções afro-atlânticas (2018). Installation view. Image courtesy of MASP The exhibition Construções afro-atlânticas (Afro-Atlantic Constructions), at the Museu de Arte

Mãe África

Mãe África

Pierre Verger and Rubem Valentim

Galeria Berenice Arvani São Paulo, Brazil 11/14/2018 – 01/11/2019

The Berenice Arvani Gallery presents Mother Africa: Pierre Verger and Rubem Valentim, an exhibition that contemplates the production of two great names in national art. Curated by Celso Fioravante, the exhibition is composed of 12 photographs of the Parisian resident in Salvador, Pierre Verger (1902-1996), made in the 40s and 50s; and 14 works by

Rubem Valentim, Relevo Emblema (1979). Image courtesy: Berenice Arvani Gallery Pierre Verger, Salvador (1948-1979). Image courtesy: Berenice Arvani Gallery Mãe África: Pierre Verger e Rubem Valentim (2018). Installation view. Image courtesy: Berenice Arvani Gallery The Berenice Arvani Gallery presents Mother Africa: Pierre Verger and Rubem Valentim, an exhibition that contemplates the production of two great names in national art.

Living in an Abstract World Living in an Abstract World

Living in an Abstract World

Albano Afonso

Casa Triângulo São Paulo, Brazil 11/09/2018 – 12/22/2018

It’s What Your Arms, Lips and Voice Were Made For Close your eyes for a few moments, as though they were breathing in a rarefied atmosphere, renew your nonverbal speech. This gesture is required to make contact with images arising from our experience with the contemporary, since the now is completed with ideas and images

Albano Afonso. Living in an Abstract World (2018). Casa Triângulo, São Paulo. Photo: Filipe Berndt Albano Afonso. Living in an Abstract World (2018). Casa Triângulo, São Paulo. Photo: Filipe Berndt Albano Afonso. Living in an Abstract World (2018). Casa Triângulo, São Paulo. Photo: Filipe Berndt It’s What Your Arms, Lips and Voice Were Made For