SP: exhibition at Paço das Artes revisits the Modern Art Week

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In honor of the centenary of the Week of Modern Art of 1922, the Paço das Artes, in São Paulo, promotes from this Saturday (2) the exhibition Modernism From Here, featuring 68 works by modern and contemporary artists. The exhibition will be on display until the 3rd of July.

Works by Tarsila do Amaral, Lasar Segall and Ismael Nery will be on display, as well as works by contemporary artists such as Nilda Neves, Taygoara Schiavinoto and Santídio Pereira.

An important figure in the Modern Art Week, the writer Mário de Andrade will also have a guaranteed space in this exhibition, through documents and photographs taken by the writer on his travels through the North and Northeast of the country. The curatorship is by Claudinei Roberto da Silva.

Pointed out as ground zero of modernism in Brazil, the Modern Art Week was held at the Municipal Theater of São Paulo between February 13 and 17, 1922.

The event was organized by artists and intellectuals such as Mário de Andrade, Oswald de Andrade and Anita Malfatti, who argued that they were breaking with the conservatism of the arts in Brazil.

Although the week took place in São Paulo, several other modern artistic initiatives took place in different regions of Brazil. And it is this artistic production outside the Southeast that the exhibition at Paço das Artes intends to highlight.

“Whether in the diversity of techniques, styles or themes, the exhibition Modernism from here dialogues perfectly with the Paço’s vocation of exhibiting, promoting and revisiting modern, contemporary and plural artistic production”, said Marcos Mendonça, general director of the Ciccillo Matarazzo Cultural Association (ACCIM), which manages the space.

Among the highlights of the exhibition is the work Landscape, by Tarsila do Amaral, and drawings by Lasar Segall. There are also paintings in the style naive by Nilda Neves, woodcuts by Eduardo Ver and photographs by Wagner Celestino.

Entrance to the exhibition is free. More information can be obtained from site of the Palace of Arts. To enter the site, proof of vaccination against covid-19 is required.

Translated to english by RJ983

From Brazil, by EBC News

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