The Panorama of Brazilian Art at the Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo

São Paulo | Opening 17 August

T he Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo held its first edition of The Panorama of Brazilian Art in 1969 and was conceived as a way for the museum to actively re-engage in the contemporary arts scene. This year will celebrate 50 years of the event and takes the evocative term, ‘Sertão’ as its curatorial theme. The word commonly refers to the Brazilian hinterland but also carries more multi-layered and metaphorical meanings, some of which will be reflected in the work of this year’s 29 specially invited artists. The curator, Julia Reboucas proffers, ‘Allusively, the Sertão refers to both art and the state of art.’

Rosa Luz, E Se a Arte Fosse Travesti.

In its 36th edition at MAM, the Panorama will survey the landscape of cutting-edge, early and mid-career artistic talent in Brazil through work exploring a myriad of pertinent issues and themes including gender identity, police violence, racism and religion. It looks to be a truly varied and thought-provoking show.

Luciana Magno, My life in a bush of ghosts, 2012.

The 36th Panorama of Brazilian Art opens at MAM Sao Paulo on 17 August.

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