Tobi Maier

Roberto Winter

November 2017

Roberto Winter’s latest show, “Default,” took as its point of departure A role play, 2017, his new film work serialized over five weeks on the website aarea.co. In it, the character Joaquim K. claims to have assassinated the US president on… READ ON

IN PRINT November 2017 [TOC]

Guilherme Vaz

SESC | Pompéia

May 2017

With Hélio Oiticica, Cildo Meireles, and Artur Barrio, the artist and composer Guilherme Vaz was among the four Brazilian participants in Kynaston McShine’s 1970 “Information” exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. A retrospective… READ ON

PICKS

Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries

April 2017

In recent months, South Korea has seen manifold protests against President Park Geun-hye, who has been accused of mounting a bribery scheme involving her long-term friend and confidante Choi Soon-sil. The president has been impeached, and … READ ON

IN PRINT April 2017 [TOC]

Tobias Putrih

December 2016

At first sight, “Compressões,” (Compressions), the first solo exhibition in Brazil by Boston-based Slovene artist Tobias Putrih, seemed to pay homage to the gallery’s own iconic town house, designed by Rino Levi and completed in 1959. The … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2016 [TOC]

Hudinilson Jr.

November 2016

“Zone of Tension” was the first institutional retrospective of Hudinilson Jr.’s work, and follows his untimely passing in 2013 at the age of fifty-six. It was only appropriate that the exhibition take place at the multipurpose Centro Cultural… READ ON

IN PRINT November 2016 [TOC]

Cibelle Cavalli Bastos

September 2016

Cibelle Cavalli Bastos’s first solo exhibition in São Paulo, “Mil Maneiras de Matar um Monstro” (A Thousand Ways to Kill a Monster), opened the night before the world’s largest LGBT parade took place in the same city. Appropriately enough, … READ ON

IN PRINT September 2016 [TOC]

Laercio Redondo

April 2016

“O que acaba todos os dias” (What Ends Every Day) is the first comprehensive museum exhibition dedicated to the Brazilian artist Laercio Redondo. The show, which travels to Dallas Contemporary in September, brings together works created … READ ON

IN PRINT April 2016 [TOC]

Daniel Steegmann Mangrané

February 2016

Daniel Steegmann Mangrané’s exhibition “Kingdom of all the animals and all the beasts is my name” took its cue from a particular area near Rio de Janeiro, the city where he has been based since 2004. Divided among three spaces, two lens-based… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2016 [TOC]

“Resistance Performed: Aesthetic Strategies Under Repressive Systems in Latin America”

September 2015

Curated by Heike Munder In 1979, at the height of Brazil’s military dictatorship, the artist group 3nós3 (Mario Ramiro, Hudinilson Jr., and Rafael França) surreptitiously slipped plastic bags over several monuments throughout São Paulo. Around… READ ON

PREVIEWS

A Life in the Theater

May 2014

SINCE ITS FOUNDING IN 1958, Teatro Oficina has been the touchstone for avant-garde theater in Brazil. Originally conceived and still led by legendary actor-director José Celso Martinez Corrêa—aka Zé Celso—Teatro Oficina is housed in downtown… READ ON

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