Must-See Art Guide: Brazil for ArtRio
This week's guide includes Antonio Dias, Julião Sarmento, and Los Carpinteros.
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!
Exhibition: “Papéis do Nepal 1977–1986”
When: August 13–September 26, 2015
Where: Galeria Nara Roesler, Rua Redentor 241, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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
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
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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