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  • Writer's pictureFrancisco Arevalo

Antropofagia y Modernidad. Arte Brasileño en la Coleccion Fadel Museo Nacional de Arte. Mexico City

This exhibition provides an overview of the various modern movements linked to the cultural construction of Brazil, from the beginings of Modernism up to the verge of Brazilian contemporary art, with a selection of more than 150 works from the Hecilda and Sérgio Fadel collection, one of the most important and comprehensive collections of Brazilian art nowadays.​ With paintings, sculptures, installations, graphic works and drawings, the exhibition is organized chronologically into three modules, which in turn are divided thematically into different thematic nuclei by artistic movements.

The review covers the first stages of modernism in Brazil, the relationship between indigenous roots and international modernization, and the subsequent rupture with modernism through conceptual and social manifestos of the 60's and 70's, including experiences leading to current contemporary trends.​The curator in charge is Victoria Giraudo and includes works by artists such as Anita Malfatti, Tarsila do Amaral, Vicente do Rego Monteiro, Emiliano Di Cavalcanti, Cícero Dias, Candido Portinari, Lasar Segall, Maria Martins, Waldemar Cordeiro, Lygia Clark, Wyllis de Castro, Hélio Oiticica, and Sergio Camargo among many others.​

This exhibit at The National Art Museum follows the one at the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (Malba) in Argentina, with an amazing representative selection of works of the Brazilian art scene of the twentieth century.

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