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Paulo Mendes Da Rocha, Leading Brazilian Architect And Pritzker Prize Winner, Dead At 92

“He was globally recognised as a major architect of the 20th century, despite rarely building outside his native Brazil. … Because he worked with large expanses of raw concrete – a cheap and abundant material in his home country – his name was often linked with Brazilian brutalism. But it was a label Mendes da Rocha rejected.” – Dezeen
Tags: Art, People, Brazil, Mendes, Rocha, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, 05.24.21

Henry Glassie: Field Work review – hypnotic glimpses of folk art in the making

This documentary about the celebrated folklorist also takes a leisurely look at the working methods of the artists he reveresThere’s an unmistakable slow-cinema vibe to this scrupulously observational documentary, which seems somehow to go on for weeks despite its 100-minute running time. The ostensible subject matter is American anthropologist Henry Glassie, who is college professor emeritus in folklore and ethnomusicology at Indiana University; but it isn’t really “about” him in any convention...
Tags: Art, Music, Science, Biology, Film, Americas, UK News, World news, Turkey, US news, Culture, Art and design, Sculpture, Anthropology, Northern Ireland, Brazil

The Woman Who Saved Samba, Back When It Was Outlawed

“A century ago, samba becoming synonymous with Brazil’s cultural identity would have seemed impossible. In the early 20th century, Rio’s ruling elite were ashamed and afraid of the rhythm, which was linked to African-Brazilian cults. Samba faced police persecution: musicians were frequently arrested, their instruments confiscated or destroyed; gatherings were abruptly shut down. It might not have lasted were it not for the intelligence and diplomacy of the entrepreneur, artist, spiritual guide ...
Tags: Art, People, Brazil, 02.17.21

Brazilian waxwork figures go viral after old video report is unearthed on social media – video

The human form has inspired artists for centuries for both its beauty and challenges. Now a Brazilian septuagenarian sculptor has won a surprise newfound notoriety for his celebrity waxworks. Six years after it was filmed, a local TV story on an exhibit by Arlindo Armacollo has gone viral for the distorted depictions and the gushing reporter's commentary. Armacollo's work is the latest in an increasingly long list of celebrity sculptures that have gained fame for not quite nailing the brief'Braz...
Tags: Art, Americas, Sculpture, Brazil, Arlindo Armacollo

'Brazilian horror story': internet melts down over sculptor's peculiar waxworks

Images of Arlindo Armacollo’s figures went viral after users unearthed video report about their exhibition in churchThe first household name Arlindo Armacollo smothered in beeswax was Mother Teresa. Then came Albert Einstein, Pope John Paul II and a string of global luminaries who the entrepreneur-turned-artist admired.“It might look simple, but to achieve this richness of detail was hard work,” a local television reporter gushed during a 2015 visit to Armacollo’s waxwork collection in southern ...
Tags: Art, Americas, World news, Art and design, Sculpture, Brazil, Albert Einstein, Mother Teresa, John Paul II, Arlindo Armacollo, Armacollo

A 33-Meter Hillside Vagina Sculpture Is Highlighting Brazil’s Cultural And Political Rifts

The artist, Juliana Notori, “said the scarlet hillside vulva was intended to ‘question the relationship between nature and culture in our phallocentric and anthropocentric western society’ and provoke debate over the ‘problematisation of gender.'” Brazil’s alarmingly right-wing government, and its supporters, seem to be provoked. – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Brazil, Visual, 01.03.21, Juliana Notori

"A 33-metre reinforced concrete vagina has sparked a Bolsonarian backlash in Brazil..."

"... with supporters of the country’s far-right president clashing with leftwing art admirers over the installation. The handmade sculpture, entitled Diva, was unveiled by visual artist Juliana Notari on Saturday at a rural art park... In a Facebook post, Notari said the scarlet hillside vulva was intended to 'question the relationship between nature and culture in our phallocentric and anthropocentric western society' and provoke debate over the 'problematisation of gender.'...  Bolsonaro’s US...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Law, Wikipedia, US, Bbc, Language, Paris, Brazil, Anish Kapoor, Versailles, Kapoor, Ann Althouse, Genitalia, Bolsonaro

The vagina dialogues: 33-metre artwork draws far right's ire in Brazil

Juliana Notari’s hillside sculpture sparks clash between Bolsonaro-supporting right and leftwing cultural community A 33-metre reinforced concrete vagina has sparked a Bolsonarian backlash in Brazil, with supporters of the country’s far-right president clashing with leftwing art admirers over the installation.The handmade sculpture, entitled Diva, was unveiled by visual artist Juliana Notari on Saturday at a rural art park on the grounds of a former sugar mill in Pernambuco, one of Brazil’s most...
Tags: Art, Women, Americas, World news, Culture, Art and design, Brazil, Pernambuco, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Juliana Notari

A workshop in Spain is using 3D-printing tech to make 'fake' versions of ancient masterpieces

A workshop in Spain uses 3D-printing technology to recreate priceless works of art.The digital techniques are giving new life to old masterpieces by repairing damage, rejuvenating long-lost color, and even piecing back together broken fragments.Some critics have accused the workshop, Factum Arte, of forgery, but the founder maintains the works are simply highly faithful facsimiles of the originals.View more episodes of Business Insider Today on Facebook. Adam Lowe saunters between the works of c...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Video, News, Saudi Arabia, Trends, Spain, 3d Printing, Paris, Brazil, Finland, Art Restoration, Venice, Madrid, Arctic Circle, Palermo

Position Available: Executive Director, Chicago Jazz Philharmonic

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic welcomes applications for the position of Executive Director. Chicago Jazz Philharmonic (CJP) is America’s definitive “third stream” musical ensemble and is dedicated to promoting, preserving, and re-envisioning the merging of jazz and classical traditions. The Organization Chicago Jazz Philharmonic (CJP) is America’s definitive “third stream” musical ensemble and is dedicated to promoting, preserving, and re-envisioning the...
Tags: Art, Board of Directors, Jobs, Mark Ingram, America, Chicago, Poland, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cuba, Louisville, Board, Chicago Public Schools, CJP, Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Orbert Davis

Indigenous Musicians Take On Bolsonaro In Brazil

The sociopolitical perspective driving Kaê’s music connects with a recent cultural movement gaining popularity among urban Indigenous artists, known as Indigenous futurism. Kaê says it is about “daring to envision ourselves in the future, and using new technologies to enhance Indigenous visibility”. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Music, Brazil, Kae, 10.26.20

Fernanda Viégas puts people at the heart of AI

When Fernanda Viégas was in college, it took three years with three different majors before she decided she wanted to study graphic design and art history. And even then, she couldn’t have imagined the job she has today: building artificial intelligence and machine learning with fairness and transparency in mind to help people in their daily lives.  Today Fernanda, who grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is a senior researcher at Google. She’s based in London, where she co-leads the global People...
Tags: Google, New York, Design, London, Research, Mit, Brazil, Ibm, Ai, Museum of Modern Art, Google Doodle, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Johann Sebastian Bach, Fernanda, Wattenberg, Google She

CRA unveils designs for Biotic, a high-tech district in Brazil

After two years of development, international design firm Carlo Ratti Associati and consultancy firm Ernst & Young have unveiled their masterplan designs for Biotic, a high-tech innovation district in Brasilia, Brazil. Inspired by the Brazilian capital’s modernist masterplan engineered by urban planner Lucio Costa and architect Oscar Niemeyer, Biotic was conceived as an extension of the city’s historic layout as well as a reinterpretation of the city’s iconic superblocks to create a more nature-...
Tags: Design, Barcelona, Urban Design, Brazil, Urban Planning, Urban Development, Public Spaces, Unesco World Heritage, Mixed-use, BRASILIA, Ernst Young, CRA, Brasilia Brazil, Sustainable Urban Design, Carlo Ratti Associati, Curtain Wall

Bolsonaro Gov’t Is Dismantling South America’s Largest Film And TV Archive

The Cinemateca Brasileira in São Paulo houses more than 250,000 rolls of film and employed some of the continent’s best film-restoration technicians. Over the 19 months since Bolsonaro abolished Brazil’s Ministry of Culture, his government has fired the technical staff, stopped paying other employees and then fired them as well, terminated the contract with the foundation that managed the archive, and left it without security, air conditioning, or fire protection. – Artforum
Tags: Art, Media, Brazil, South America, Sao Paulo, Bolsonaro, Cinemateca Brasileira, 08.24.20

Florida to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes

It sounds like the premise for a 1950s horror movie: release 750 million genetically altered mosquitoes in the Florida Keys and see what happens. But Florida and the federal government have approved this plan for 2021 and 2022. “What could possibly go wrong? We don’t know, because EPA unlawfully refused to seriously analyze environmental risks, now without further review of the risks, the experiment can proceed,” Jaydee Hanson, policy director for the International Center for Technology Assessme...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Design, Animals, Gmo, Brazil, Epa, Cayman Islands, Mosquitoes, Florida Keys, HARRIS COUNTY Texas, Hawaii Florida, Brazil Panama, Jaydee Hanson, Florida Keys Mosquito Control District, Zika Chikungunya

Cool online art project: 100 artists, 1 minute videos each of their time during isolation

A new online art project launched today and I've had a lot of fun browsing around the online video exhibition. It's called Decameron Row and when you go to the site you'll see eight multi-story buildings, each with a bunch of windows in them. When you click on a window, it starts a 1 or 2-minute video from one of 100 artists in the series. I was kindly invited to participate, and next week my video will be available. For now, check out the first 27 videos. The launch features contributions in m...
Tags: Art, Post, Japan, Thailand, Italy, Brazil, Florence, Tijuana Mexico, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Boccaccio, Ohad Naharin, David Poe, Nafissa Thompson, Sumire Hirotsuru, Harriet Joshua Brian Campbell, Mike Tyus Theater

For The Second Time In Two Years, Fire Shatters A Brazilian Museum

“In September 2018, a devastating fire ravaged Brazil’s National Museum [in Rio de Janeiro]. Now, yet another Brazilian cultural institution — the Federal University of Minas Gerais’ Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden (MHNJB) in Belo Horizonte — has fallen victim to an inferno.” This is, in fact, the sixth museum fire in the country in the past decade. – Smithsonian Magazine
Tags: Art, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Visual, Belo Horizonte, 07.06.20, Botanical Garden MHNJB

Bolsonaro Names A Soap Opera Star (The Second In A Row) Brazil’s Culture Secretary

“Mário Frias … is the fifth person to hold the role in the 17 months since president Jair Bolsonaro was elected and, like most of his predecessors, Frias has no political experience. … Last month, [Frias] participated in an anti-fascist protest in São Paulo and said that demonstrators were taking part in ‘organised crimes’ and should be considered terrorists.” – The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, Brazil, Issues, Sao Paulo, Jair Bolsonaro, Frias, 06.26.20, Mário Frias

An Immaculate Copy of Leonardo’s The Last Supper Digitized by Google: View It in High Resolution Online

Romantic poets told us that great art is eternal and transcendent. They also told us everything made by human hands is bound to end in ruin and decay. Both themes were inspired by the rediscovery and renewed fascination for the arts of antiquity in Europe and Egypt. It was a time of renewed appreciation for monumental works of art, which happened to coincide with a period when they came under considerable threat from looters, vandals, and invading armies. One work of art that appeared on the it...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, England, Milan, College, Egypt, Royal Academy of Arts, Brazil, Notre Dame, Napoleon, Facebook Twitter, Da Vinci, National Museum, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci

Google News Starts Program ‘To Pay Publishers For High-Quality Content’

“The U.S. internet giant has for years tried to fend off demands for payment from news publishers worldwide in return for using their content, with European media groups among their fiercest critics. … The new product” — which is launching with news publishers from Germany, Australia and Brazil and will subsequently add more — “will be available on Google News and Discover. [An exec] said Google would also offer to pay for free access for users to read paywalled articles on a publisher’s site w...
Tags: Google, Art, Brazil, Words, Google News, Germany Australia, 06.25.20, Google News Starts Program

Brazil’s First Indigenous Curator: ‘We’re Not Afraid Anymore’

Sandra Benites, of the Guaraní Ñandeva people, is using art to bring new visions and voices to the museum world.
Tags: Art, News, Museums, Brazil, Indigenous People, Sandra, Benites, Javari Valley (Brazil, Sao Paulo (Brazil, Guarani Nandeva, Museum of Art of Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, Sandra Benites

When The Telenovelas Ground To A Halt

The writers scrambled to end the last episode on a cliffhangar from footage they’d already shot. This is a first: “Neither military dictatorship nor the Rio Olympics halted production of Brazil’s famous novelas, which are broadcast six days a week for single seasons of around 150 episodes apiece.” – The Economist
Tags: Art, Media, Brazil, 04.18.20

Capturing a World of Emptiness

How a team of photographers documented the quiet desolation of cities during the pandemic.
Tags: Art, Twitter, Photography, News, Germany, Masks, Social Media, Colombia, New York Times, New Jersey, Epidemics, Brazil, South America, Ny, Politics And Government, London (England

Nelson Leirner, One Of Brazil’s Most Influential Artists, Dead At 88

“Pop culture imagery and canonical works from art history were frequent subjects of Leirner’s painting and collages; think Velázquez’s court ladies swarmed by flies or a football stadium packed with Incredible Hulk cartoons and Power Rangers. Little in the zeitgeist was safe from Leirner’s ironic translation, which was rendered with a keen attention to composition and color.” – ARTnews
Tags: Art, People, Brazil, Velázquez, Leirner, 03.10.20, Nelson Leirner, Power Rangers Little

Recycled shipping container cafe utilizes passive cooling in India

Southeast of New Delhi, in Greater Noida City, Rahul Jain Design Lab (RJDL) has transformed recycled shipping containers into a dynamic new cafe and gathering space for ITS Dental College. Named Cafe Infinity after its infinity loop shape, the building was created as an example of architecture that can be both economical and eco-friendly. The architects’ focus on sustainability has also informed the shape and positioning of the cafe for natural cooling. Cafe Infinity serves as a recreational sp...
Tags: Design, India, Brazil, New Delhi, Rahul Jain, ITS Dental College, Cafe Infinity, Greater Noida City Rahul Jain Design Lab RJDL, ITS Dental College Named Cafe Infinity

Shipping container retreat in Brazil is inspired by tiny homes

Airbnb now has another incredible tiny home retreat to add to its unique lodgings on offer. Located on a stunning prairie landscape in Brazil’s Cambará do Sul area, the Cambará Container House is comprised of two 20-foot shipping container units that have been carefully crafted by local firm Mégui Dal Bó Arquiteta into cozy accommodations. The design was inspired by the minimalism and reduced waste ethos behind the tiny home movement. Working with owner Carina Boff, architects Saymon Tech Dali ...
Tags: Design, Brazil, Cambará Container House, Mégui Dal Bó Arquiteta, Carina Boff, Saymon Tech, Dali Alba, Mégui Pezzi Dal Bó, Arquiteta Cambará Container House, Guilherme Jordani, Mégui

Brazilian home uses solar energy for 100% self-sufficiency

Brazilian firm 24 7 Arquitetura has set a stunning modern home into a challenging mountainous landscape in Brazil’s Nova Lima region. In addition to the home’s contemporary aesthetic, which is comprised of several exposed concrete blocks, the residence is completely self-sustaining thanks to its massive rooftop solar array that generates all the power the home needs. Located north of Rio de Janeiro, Nova Lima is a mountainous region known for its mining sector. The area is marked by rugged low ...
Tags: Design, Thailand, Brazil, Arquitetura, Nova Lima, Rio de Janeiro Nova Lima, Arquitetura Via Archdaily Photography

Tiny prefab cabins in Brazilian forest assembled in under two days

Brazilian architecture firm Porto Quadrado has revealed a serene refuge composed of three prefab cabins tucked into the wilderness of Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul. The Alpes São Chico Housing Complex is comprised of three tiny cabins, all made out of structural insulated panels (SIP), which were assembled on-site in less than two days. The result is a low impact refuge that lets its homeowners reconnect with nature. According to the architects, they were first approached by a family who was looki...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, New Zealand, Brazil, Green Design, Sustainable Design, Minimalist Design, Cabin Design, Prefab Architecture, Rio Grande, Off Grid Cabins, Post-format-gallery, Tiny Cabin Design, Prefab Cabins, Prefab Design

This modular, shipping container home was completed in 2 months

Completed in March 2019, this modular home in the East Hampton town of Amagansett, Long Island encompasses a kitchen, four bedrooms and three bathrooms within 1,800 square feet of living space. Four repurposed 40-by-8 -foot shipping containers were used to construct the main part of the structure, two placed side-by-side and two more stacked on top. The inside was then carved out to create a larger interior space. The whole building was installed in two days and fully completed in two months. N...
Tags: New York, Design, Brazil, EAST HAMPTON, Matthew Carbone, Amagansett Long Island

How Bolsonaro Is Waging His Culture War On Brazil’s Arts Sector

“The president’s vow to rid cultural and educational institutions of ‘leftist’ values is changing the game at the institutions charged with fostering cultural production.” Here’s a rundown of the changes Bolsonaro has made so far. – Americas Quarterly
Tags: Art, Brazil, Issues, Bolsonaro, 01.27.20

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