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  • Movements Project explores visual landscapes of protest

    André de Castro, a Brooklyn-based Brazilian designer, started to connect with protesters in Brazil, the U.S., Greece and Turkey in 2013. He did it through the same tool the protesters were using to connect with each other: the Internet. “I was in the United States and I started to sense a unity in the way […]

  • OSGEMEOS take over Times Square

    OSGEMEOS, everyone’s favorite Brazilian twin art provocateurs, have found a novel outlet: 45 billboards spread across New York City’s Times Square. Parallel Connection, an animated piece featuring OSGEMEOS’ unnamed but instantly recognizable characters, is part of Midnight Moment, a series sponsored by The Times Square Advertising Coalition and Times Square Arts that presents unique artistic […]

  • Tomie Ohtake Institute: No words

    Tomie Ohtake Institute: No words

    Five months after the passing of legendary Japanese-Brazilian abstractionist legend Tomie Ohtake, the São Paulo institute that bears her name continues to dazzle visitors. Asides from housing top-notch exhibits, the building’s fluid design — conceived by the artist’s eldest son, Ruy Ohtake — is an attraction in itself, and this wordless, appropriately abstract video is a […]

  • "Homophobia is Outdated' exhibit at São Paulo's Sexual Diversity Museum

    ‘Homophobia is Outdated’ at São Paulo’s Sexual Diversity Museum

    São Paulo’s Sexual Diversity Museum (Museu da Diversidade Sexual) is the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, supported by the state Secretary of Culture’s Gender and Ethnicity Initiative. To celebrate its third anniversary, the museum is hosting until June 28 the exhibit “Homophobia is Outdated” (“Homofobia Fora de Moda”). Artists across the country […]

  • 42nd Piracicaba International Humor Exhibition open for registration

    42nd Piracicaba International Humor Exhibition open for registration

    Registration for the 42nd edition of Brazil’s Piracicaba International Humor Exhibition is open to graphic artists everywhere until July 17. The event’s poster, honoring France’s Charlie Hebdo magazine, was designed by Belgian cartoonist Luc Deschemaeker, aka O-Sekoer. Launched in 1974 as a response to Brazil‘s military dictatorship  by intellectuals, journalists and local artists, and supported in […]

  • Brazilian wins World Wetlands Day Youth Photo Contest

    Brazilian wins World Wetlands Day Youth Photo Contest

    A self-taught Brazilian photographer recently received the kind of international recognition that would have been unthinkable for someone living in a small town in the northeastern state of Pernambuco in the pre-Internet days. Helder Santana, 23, was one of the two winners of the 2015 World Wetlands Day Youth Photo Contest, beating more than 2,200 young contenders from […]

  • The Central Bank of Brazil's priceless art collection on display

    The Central Bank of Brazil’s priceless art collection is on display

    The Central Bank of Brazil’s Museu de Valores (Monetary Museum) tells the story of money and wealth exchange from the country’s colonial era to the present through coins, currency notes and artifacts. But the museum also has a collection of more than 2,300 priceless artworks, and now their story is being told through the ambitious “The Persistence of Memory” (“A […]

  • Japanese-Brazilian artist Tomie Ohtake dead at 101

    Japanese-Brazilian artist Tomie Ohtake dead at 101

    Artist Tomie Ohtake died Thursday in São Paulo’s Sírio-Libanês at the age of 101 after a weeklong battle with penumonia. Considered the grand dame of Brazilian plastic arts, Ohatake achieved fame in the 1960’s and stayed true to the challenge she took upon herself: eternal reinvention. Born in Kyoto, Japan, in 1913, Ohtake came to Brazil in 1936 but didn’t take […]

  • New Ethos murals in São Paulo

    New Ethos murals in São Paulo

    Globetrotting São Paulo street artist Claudio Ethos has painted walls and exhibited in galleries all over South America, Europe and the U.S. He’s back at home after a recent stint in Los Angeles, and he’s not wasting any time, as you can see from his recent contributions to SP’s cityscape. “Thematically, these follow along the […]

  • 'O Bunker,' a piece of artistic resistance by OSGEMEOS

    ‘O Bunker,’ a piece of artistic resistance by OSGEMEOS

    On the outside, it looks like a wartime bunker — and when the door opens, it turns out to be just that, revealing a life-size sculpture of a melancholy man, his drawings and notes scrawled on the wall. Meet the latest creation by Gustavo e Otávio Pandolfo, the twin brothers known the world over as OSGEMEOS. Appropriately named […]

  • 'Virei Viral' exhibit - identity in the age of the selfie

    ‘Virei Viral’ exhibit – identity in the age of the selfie

    The first Virei Viral (I Went Viral) exhibition drew more than 120,000 visitors and was voted one of Rio de Janeiro’s best last year. The second edition of the exhibition, on view until Dec. 22, is subtitled Identidades e Coletividades (Identities and Collectives) and aims to explore how identities are formed in the digital age. “The […]