Art Brazil

Rio's Olympics didn't award medals for art (Olympic art competitions stopped after 1948) but you can read about Brazil's artists who might have been contenders here

Chelpa Ferro, A Autópsia da Cigarra Gigante, 2008, Rio. Photo: Gregoire Basdevant. Courtesy the artists Felipe Ehrenberg World Cup Diary 2014. Courtesy the artist and Baró Galeria, São Paolo Summer 2016 Olympic medals, Tomaz Silva/Agência Brasil (Agência Brasil) [CC BY 3.0 br (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/br/deed.en)], Wikimedia Commons Fernanda Gomes, Interior views of the artist’s Rio de Janeiro apartment. Photos: Pat Kilgore A poema / processo action from the 1960s Tamar Guimarães, A Man Called Love, 2008. Courtesy the artist Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Phantom (Kingdom of all the animals and all the beasts is my name), 2015. Courtesy the artist and Esther Schipper, Berlin Éder Oliveira, Untitled, mural, Belém, 2013. Courtesy the artist Artur Barrio, (Ex) Tensões y Pontos (installation view, 54th Biennale di Venezia), 2011. Photo: Cristina Motta


Fernanda Gomes

The Rio-based artist whose sculptures, often made from cheap, prosaic materials, encourage the friction between raw material and finished art object.

Poema / Processo

Brazil’s forgotten poetry movement who fought a military dictatorship by combining politics, protest and the visual arts.

Felipe Ehrenberg: Fi Fa Fo Fum

The São Paulo-based Mexican artist who started Beau Geste Press and created a 2014 World Cup Diary for ArtReview.

Tamar Guimarães

The Brazilian born, Copenhagen-based artist who uses video and installation to explore her interest in the perception of history.

Daniel Steegmann Mangrané

The Brazil-based artist whose diverse body of work brings together radical anthropology, warped reweavings of the modernist grid and a fascination with the stick-insect family in an elegant assault on the nature/culture divide.

Berna Reale, Armando Queiroz, Alexandre Sequeira, Thiago Martins de Melo and Éder Oliveira.

Artists from the northeast of Brazil, where they do things differently.

Artur Barrio

The artist who spent his life as an outsider before being absorbed into the commercial art system.

Chelpa Ferro

The Brazilian multimedia group of musicians and artists who have been making a big noise since the 1990s.

9 August 2016

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