Must-See Art Guide: Brazil for ArtRio

This week's guide includes Antonio Dias, Julião Sarmento, and Los Carpinteros.

Maria Da Graça Jannes, Alegrias do Campo (Joys of Field). Courtesy of Galeria Jacques Ardies.
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This week, we’re headed to Brazil, which is celebrating ArtRio, an international art fair featuring 99 galleries from 14 countries around the world.

In addition to its list of prestigious participants, ArtRio is also hosting a series of events, including ArtRio Social, a program focused on bringing kids to museums; Minutos de Arte, screenings on the work of artists and curators; and Premio Foco Bradesco, awards for young artists.


For those of you paying a visit to Rio de Janeiro, there is plenty to see. Among the shows taking place this week is “Papéis do Nepal 1977–1986” at Galeria Nara Roesler, featuring the work of iconic Brazilian artist Antonio Dias. Opening next week at Casa Daros is the exhibition “Cuba—Ficción y Fantasia,” highlighting seminal artists such as Los Carpinteros, Manuel Piña, and Juan Carlos Alom. You should also make time for a visit to the Museu de Arte do Rio, featuring a number of different shows, including “Rossini Perez between Morro da Saúde and África,” which examines the geopolitics of cities around the world through a series of graphic, intricate works.

For those of you continuing on an extended tour of Brazil, São Paulo also offers a number of exciting exhibitions, including the work of Julião Sarmento, on view at Galeria Fortes Vilaça. The well-known artist’s sculptures and paintings create a dialogue between modern masters Edgar Degas and Marcel Duchamp. There are also the lively and brightly colored paintings of Maria de Graça Jannes at Sofitel Guarujá Jequitimar. Produced in collaboration with Galeria Jacques Ardies, the show highlights her unique and joyful depictions of the indigenous peoples of South America.

There’s no better way to enjoy the end of summer than with a little food, a little culture, and a lot of art!

Claudia Moreira Salles

Claudia Moreira Salles. Courtesy of Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporânea.

Exhibition: Claudia Moreira Salles: Sintonia Fina
When: August 19–September 19, 2015
Where: Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporânea, Rua Barão de Jaguaripe, 387, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Antonio Dias

Antonio Dias, Demarcando Territó (1982). Courtesy of Galeria Nara Roesler.

Exhibition: Papéis do Nepal 1977–1986
When:  August 13–September 26, 2015
Where: Galeria Nara Roesler, Rua Redentor 241, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Julião Sarmento

Julião Sarmento, installation view. Courtesy of Galeria Fortes Vilaça.

Exhibition: Julião Sarmento: Easy, Fractals & Star Map
When: August 15–September 26, 2015
Where: Galeria Fortes Vilaça, Rua James Holland 71, São Paulo, Brazil

Mira Schendel

Mira Schendel, Untitled (1960). Courtesy of Galeria Frente.

Exhibition: The Endless Space of Mira Schendel
When: August 26–October 31, 2015
Where: Galeria Frente, R. Dr. Melo Alves 400, Cerqueira Cesar, São Paulo, Brazil

Maria Da Graça Jannes

Maria Da Graça Jannes, Alegrias do Campo (Joys of Field). Courtesy of Galeria Jacques Ardies.

Exhibition: Graça Jannes
When: August 7–November 6, 2015
Where: Sofitel Guarujá Jequitimar, (in collaboration with Galeria Jacques Ardies), Avenida Marjori da Silva Prado, 1100, Praia de Pernambuco, Guarujá, São Paulo, Brazil

Elisa Bracher

Elisa Bracher, Labirinto (2015). Courtesy of Galeria Arte Raquel Arnaud.

Exhibition: Elisa Bracher: Luctus Lutum
When: August 24–October 24, 2015
Where: Galeria Arte Raquel Arnaud, Rua Fidalga 125, São Paulo, Brazil

Rossini Perez

Rossini Perez, Favela/Stilt houses from the series “Favelas/Palafitas” (1957). Courtesy of the Museu de Arte do Rio.

Exhibition: Rossini Perez between Morro da Saúde and África
When: July 28–October 25, 2015
Where: Museu de Arte do Rio, Praça Mauá 5, Centro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Manuel Piña

Manuel Piña, Untitled (Sem Título) from the series “Aguas Baldías” (1992–1994). Courtesy of Casa Daros.

Exhibition: Cuba—Ficción y Fantasia
When: September 12–December 13, 2015
Where: Casa Daros, Rua General Severiano 151, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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