Must-See Art Guide: Brazil
This week's guide includes Luiz Zerbini, Sonia Delaunay, Alfredo Jaar, and more.
Let’s celebrate SP-Arte, the São Paulo International Art Festival. Now in its 13th edition, this fair provides an unbeatable platform for cultural and artistic exchange between curators, collectors, artists, galleries, and admirers of art, and it’s happening right now. For enthusiasts of Brazil’s art scene, this is the best time to explore the country’s galleries, too, as they put up some of their best shows of the year to coincide with the week’s festivities. In São Paulo, you won’t want to miss local artist Luiz Zerbini’s elegant, elegiac prints of plant life—they’re haunting in their specificity and loveliness. For a survey of bold, graphic works, head over to Galeria Raquel Arnaud’s group show “The Matter of Color” and discover exceptional pieces by Sonia Delaunay, Josef Albers, Yves Klein, and more. Meanwhile, over in Rio de Janeiro’s Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporânea gallery, check out the psychedelic painting of Pedro Varela that he uses to explore the connection between Latin America’s colonial past and its recent history.
And that’s just the beginning—find our full list of picks below.
Exhibition: “Gisela Motta and Leandro Lima: Psicose”
When: March 9–April 8, 2017
Where: Galeria Vermelho, Rua Minas Geraais 350, São Paulo, Brazil
When: March 21–April 22, 2017
Where: 55SP Galeria, Rua Barao de Tatui 195, São Paulo, Brazil
Exhibition: “A matéria da cor (‘The Matter of Color’)”
When: April 3–May 27, 2017
Where: Galeria Raquel Arnaud, Rua Fidalga 125, São Paulo, Brazil
Exhibition: “Pedro Varela: Un Passé Qui Ne Passe Pas”
When: March 22–April 20, 2017
Where: Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporânea, Rua Barão de Jaguaripe 387, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Exhibition: “Erika Malzoni: Precisamente Imperfeitos”
When: April 4–29, 2017
Where: Epicentro + Emma Thomas, Rua da Consolação 3423, São Paulo, Brazil
Exhibition: “Alfredo Jaar: The Politics of Images”
When: March 14–April 29, 2017
Where: Galeria Luisa Strina, Rua Padre João Manuel 755, São Paulo, Brazil
Exhibition: “Renata Cruz: Forever and a day”
When: April 1–May 27, 2017
Where: Blau Projects, Rua Fradique Coutinho 1464, São Paulo, Brazil
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