DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition: – Journey from Sketch to Screen

“1nd most visited Brazilian Exhibition in 2019,by The ARTNewspaper.” DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition: – Journey from Sketch to Screen features over 400 items including rare and never-before-seen concept drawings, models and original artworks, interviews and interactive displays from DreamWorks much-loved and favourite animated classics. Take a fascinating and exciting journey from original sketches of grumpy ogres and friendly dragons, to the amazing stories and worlds brought to the screen by DreamWorks’ award-winning artists. Rio de Janeiro 06.02.19 a 15.04.19 – Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Belo Horizonte 15.05.19 a 29.07.19 – Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Check the [clipping] of the exhibition. Créditos das imagens: 01. Kung Fu Panda (2008), artista Ritchie Sacilioc 02. Kung Fu Panda (2008), artistas Nico Marlet (personagem), Raymond Zibach (cor) 03. Madagascar (2005), artista Alex Puvilland 04. Trolls (2016), artista Timothy Lamb © 2019 DreamWorks Animation LLC. Todos os direitos reservados. Datasheet Curatorship ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) em colaboração com DreamWorks Animation Studio Production BrazilL Arte A Produções Rodolfo de Athayde Ania Rodríguez Project Direction Jennifer McLaughlin Install Direction Karen Ituarte Finance Lisiany Mayão

Alphonse Mucha – The legacy of Art Nouveau

This exhibition brings the theoretical aspect of the work of the Czech artist Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939), especially his search for the beauty ideal – one of the main aspects of his art – and the impact of his style and aesthetic ideas behind the development of graphic design in contemporary cultural manifestations. The exhibition sets Mucha’s work in dialogue with these expressions that today are influenced by the ‘Mucha style’: – vintage product design, – psychedelic music album covers, – comics (manga), – tattoos. The show not only traces Mucha’s work as an artist, but also as the ultimate exponent of ArtNouveau. The exhibition is curated by Tomoko Sato and Ania Rodriguez and presents around 100 works, including posters, drawings, paintings, objects, books and photographs. The exhibition comprises 6 thematic sections, projections of the work “The Slavic epic” and interactive book displays. São Paulo – 15.12.2019 a 26.01.2020 – Centro Cultural FIESP Rio de Janeiro – 18.11.2020 a 28.02.2021 – Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Datasheet Curatorship Tomoko Sato Ania Rodriguez Production Brazil Arte A Produções Rodolfo de Athayde Ania Rodríguez Executive Production Larissa Alves (Fishead Produções) Exhibit Design Adriana Milhomem (Luz em Formas)

Dalí: The Divine Comedy

What happens when two great masters, from distant times and places, meet to talk about the depths of their lives in their arts? When Salvador Dalí, the great painter of Surrealism, received an order, from the Italian government in the 50s-60s, to paint a series on the Divine Comedy in celebration of the 700th anniversary of the birth of great Renaissance poet Dante Alighieri (13th century) he did not imagine the journey that he was going to make, nor to where or with whom he would go. And this is the journey that the exhibition Dali: The Divine Comedy shows us, with 100 prints by Dali that illustrate, one by one, the chants of Dante’s epic poem. The collection, which belongs to a private collector in Spain, takes visitors not only on the journey that Dante made in his classic work, from hell to paradise, but also on the self-inquisitive journey of Dali to his own depths, where each print of the Divine Comedy is also a reflection of his artistic work, his art and his life on it. And in playing this role of his own Virgil, Dali guides himself in the layers that Dante climbed: in the engravings related to Hell, Dali portrays his agonies referring to his most famous phase, the surrealist period; in Paradise, he finds the serenity that makes reference to his Mystic-nuclear manifesto, of the atomization of the figure, his quest for spirituality, a lesser known but extremely important moment in the work of Dali; and in Purgatory, the controversial angels of his period of transition between the two phases. All this in an environment sonorously enveloped by the fabulous Dante Symphony, composed by Liszt. And so, the exhibition Dali: The Divine Comedy is made up of dialogues between the Florentine and the Catalan, between literature and the visual arts & music, and between the Renaissance and the early 20th century, in a conversation that visitors must intently listen to with their eyes.   Rio de Janeiro 17.07 a 02.09.2012 – Centro Caixa Cultural RJ Curitiba 13.03 a 19.05.2013 – Caixa Cultural PR Recife 12.06 a 14.07.2013 – Caixa Cultural PE São Paulo 31.08 a 27.10.2013 – Caixa Cultural SP Salvador 18.12.2013 a 23.02.2014 – Caixa Cultural BA Belo Horizonte 18.07 a 17.08.2014 – Academia Mineira de Letras BH Ouro Preto 22.08 a 05.10.2014 – Museu da Inconfidência OP Campinas 18.05 a 10.07.2016 – Centro de Atividades Sesi Campinas I Itapetininga 15.07 a 28.08.2016 – Centro de Atividades Sesi Itapetininga São José do Rio Preto 02.09 a 16.10.2016 – Centro de Atividades Sesi São José do Rio Preto São José dos Campos 21.10 a 04.12.2016 – Centro de Atividades Sesi São José dos Campos Fortaleza 26.04 a 02.07.2017 – Caixa Cultural de Fortaleza Brasília 14.11.2017 a 04.03.2018 – Caixa Cultural de Brasília Datasheet Curatorship Rodolfo de Athayde Ania Rodriguez   General Coordination Rodolfo de Athayde Ania Rodriguez   Project Management Jennifer Mclaughlin   Install Direction Karen Ituarte   Executive Assistant Daniele Oliveira   Finance Lisiany Mayão

Sensitive Constructions: The Latin-American Geometric Experience in the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection

The exhibition Construções Sensíveis: The Latin-American Geometric Experience in the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection brings to Brazil a profi le of the abstraction present in our continent. Together with the important legacy of the Brazilian concretism and neo-concretist movements, the abstract poetics that fl ourished in other countries from the 1930s onwards will be on display. This dialogue between artistic trends puts into perspective the specific details and contributions Brazil has made to the geometric experiences as part of a regional context rather than as an isolated case. This exhibition provides a forum for the dialogue between artists and groups from countries such as Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Cuba, Venezuela, Colombia and Mexico. Even in those cases in which there are no proven historical ties between artists of diff erent latitudes, the links can be established out of an obvious common understanding that affi liates the trends derived from constructivism as an aesthetic paradigm. The ‘constructive desire’ that inspires these artists provides the basis for the singular discourses that each group defends. This is an exhibition developed especially for Brazil, forming a subtle tribute to the ‘Arte Agora III, América Latina: Geometria sensível’, exhibition, that was on display at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro in 1978, but which was destroyed by a tragic fi re. Many of the artists presented at that historic event are present here, as a representation of the pioneering trends in the region, now displayed together with contemporary artists who are pointing the way forward for abstraction today. Rio de Janeiro 27.06.18 a 17.09.18 – Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Belo Horizonte 12.10.18 a 07.01.19 – Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Check [clipping] what was published about it. Datasheet Curatorship Ania Rodriguez Rodolfo de Athayde   General Coordination Ania Rodríguez   Project Management Jennifer McLaughlin   Install Direction Karen Ituarte   Executive Assistant Daniele Oliveira   Finance Lisiany Mayão

Los Carpinteros: Vital Object

The exhibition “Los Carpinteros: Vital Object” offers a retrospective of one of the most highly-acclaimed art collectives at work today. With never-before-seen works of art bursting with ideas, that have been produced through the creative use of architecture, sculpture and design. Los Carpinteros consisting of Cuban artists Marco Castillo and Dagoberto Rodríguez – are well known for their strong social appeal and their acid, shrewd and humorous critical eye. The artists question the utility of things and explore the clash between function and object. The exhibition includes more than 70 works of art: sketches, watercolors, sculptures, installations, videos and site-specific pieces. The public is able to follow each phase the collective has been through, from the 1990s up to never-before-seen pieces created especially for the exhibition in Brazil, starting from the early ideas and designs. The object is the protagonist of this exhibition, forced into constant metamorphosis by the artistic view expressed in drawings, created and tested in three-dimensional models, or achieving their maximum expression as a utopia in the large installations. São Paulo 30.07 a 12.10.2016 – Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil SP Brasília 03.11.2016 a 15.01.2017 – Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil DF Belo Horizonte 01.02 a 03.04.2017 – Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil BH Rio de Janeiro 02.05 a 01.08.2017 – Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil RJ Curitiba 23.08 a 03.12.2017 – Museu Oscar Niemeyer Check the [catálogo] and the[clipping] of the exhibition. Datasheet Curatorship Rodolfo de Athayde   General Coordination Ania Rodríguez   Project Management Jennifer McLaughlin   Install Direction Karen Ituarte   Executive Assistant Daniele Oliveira   Finance Lisiany Mayão   Finance Assistant Daiane Barbosa

Lens of Memory – The Photography of Alberto de Sampaio

This exhibition reveals the life and work of an ordinary man, an avid imagery dilettante, who created an incredible memoir deeply influenced by photography and cinema. His photographic work began at the end of the nineteenth century, and for over forty years, Alberto Sampaio was an amateur. He wrote poetry and conceived paintings, an artistic soul who was always connected to the modernity and the antagonism arising from the social changes of his time. The world was moving fast, and so was technology. He felt the need to regain something he had lost. Photography, his first passion, served as an artifact able to please such paradox: pure amusement, the magic of creation as an intellectual delight, and finally, learning that images technically produced addressed memorialistic purposes able to seduce those who spent long hours in their labs, surrounded by chemicals and precision devices. Alberto de Sampaio was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1870, spending most of his life in Petropólis. His photographs, like an iconographic narrative, lead us to postcards, illustrated magazines, and the early stages of cinema. An era of abundance and excesses had begun, bringing amateur photographers to actively participate in this profuse, fast moving ambiance. There were those who founded photo clubs, the first photo societies formally put together in Brazil; there were others who fell in love by the versatility provided by Kodak cameras; distinct lines of thought that could coexist under specific circumstances, but not according to Alberto de Sampaio. Throughout his active years, the lawyer by training cultivated an interest in a wide variety of subjects. His photography is the portrait of an era plenty of possibilities; images that expose subjective intimacies. His photographic memoir invites us into his home, allowing us to open up the windows to see light through small cracks, while immersed in materiality converted into an object. Yet, the presupposed natural set up and restrained gestures were slowly replaced by imprecise takes, simple characters of a memoir. Over the years, the erudite amateur became a mere apprentice of memorialistic records. The same path is noticed on the photographs of the city he selected as his own urban theme: Rio de Janeiro and its ambivalent modernity during Mayor Pereira Passos Urban Reform, between 1902 and 1906. Central Avenue (Avenida Central) has been revealed by many prestigious Brazilian professional photographers. Alberto de Sampaio, however, preferred not to embellish new scenarios. Instead, he exposed the slow reconstruction of Rio de Janeiro and the birth of a new metropolis through building facades being refurbished according to European standards. From 1927 to 1930, his passion for photography gave room to images in motion. City memoirs were converted into moving scenes, captured by a 16mm camera; a device capable of blending time passages, past could become present through an apotheosis of interrupted images, a visual narrative that would impregnate and fascinate the minds of the twentieth century.     São Paulo 18.09.2015 a 01.11.2015 – Instituto Tomie Ohtake Rio de Janeiro 08.10.2016 a 04.12.2016 – Centro Cultural Correios Datasheet Curatorship Adriana Martins Perreira   General Coordination Rodolfo de Athayde Ania Rodríguez   Project Management Jennifer McLaughlin   Install Coordination Karen Ituarte   Executive Assistant Daniele Oliveira   Finance Lisiany Mayão

V Edition of Baroque Music Festival of Alcantara

V Edition of Baroque Music Festival of Alcantara will be dedicated to the theme “Musical Dialogues between East and West” and pay tribute to the song “Spanish-Andalusian” or “Arab-Andalusian”. Born of the mixture of various cultural, African and oriental ingredients from the eighth century on the Iberian Peninsula, the Arab-Andalusian music has influenced the European music from the Middle Ages to today. The Brazil, and particularly Maranhao, offer themselves as the ideal place to promote such musical encounters. For the maranhenses land coexists one people mosaic so different roots. The miscegenation is the rule since Tupinambás and Tapuia people were surprised by galleons Iberians full of greed and exclusionary utopia. Remember, in our sad times of new ethnic wars in the East and in Africa, the modern era of suffering and discrimination, huge processions of exiles not seen since World War II, the Maranhão also hosted several diasporas aimlessly. The exiles ‘economic’ volunteers are always joined waves of immigrants, victims of human violence symbolized by slavery, by religious conflicts, the “pogroms” of all genres and by the bursting of the old European and Ottoman empires. Pilgrims from many exoduses came to these lands. Africans from various nations, Europe without borders and more diverse as eastern Syrian-Lebanese, Turkish, Sephardic Jews etc, all of which had to rebuild in these new lands. A “mixture” whose main cultural ingredients, curiously, had already lived together for more than seven centuries in the Iberian Peninsula, that big old world artistic and intellectual polo were Spain and Portugal Islamic Al-Andalus. From that fertile territory left people Spanish and Portuguese colonists founders of that South America has been called the Far West. This miscegenation wants to inspire the V edition of the Festival, which will spread a message of peace through the old songs from around the world (but with a common core) and performed by groups from countries that today are in conflict or war between them. It will be the inclusion and harmony Festival, which want to open up and offer their public access to new musical horizons that bring together men and women of all backgrounds and do not keep them, there as here, in ethnic ghettos, social and also cultural. Rosário, Bacabeira, Alcântara e São Luís 21.07 a 27.07.2016 Datasheet General Production Coordinator Arte A Production   Executive Production Tatiana Coelho Production Supervision Jennifer McLaughlin Production Assistant Daniele Oliveira Finance Lisiany Mayão  

Kandinsky – Everything Stars From a Dot

The paths started by Wassily Kandinsky echoes in the art until today. Understanding this creative genius also implies understanding the sensitivity that marks the art from the early twentieth century. This exhibition features the prologue of this enriched history that is the modern and contemporary art: the way in which it forged the passage to abstraction, the resources from which the figuration ceased to be the only possible way to represent the most vital states of the human being and, finally, the new path pioneered from this break. This leap into the void that the abstraction and the opening of a universe without boundaries to the infinite creativity of the art, can be experienced at the end of this exhibition that, points to a new way of thinking about art. And it is the artist himself, also prolific in the writing field, which opens the way through numerous theoretical texts, towards the path that he has walked in the past. It calls up all the influence of folk art and the mythical ancestor of Russia’s Northern people as part of this awakening to the expression of an intimate and lyrical sensitivity of the soul. Other contemporary artists can be gathered with Kandinsky, with productions and particular ways to reflect those issues, artists with whom he had a close relationship and nurtured this transformative dialogue about the reserved potential for art in the early twentieth century. The exhibition brings to the public a Kandinsky, with varied productions that interlace among themselves a greater work of the artist, experimental, multi-sensory, as the essence of his art. The exhibition proposes a dip into the roots of his creative universe, the first artist references, placing side by side his works with the works of his contemporaries and other parts that are gems of folk art from northern Siberia and objects of shamanic rituals. It all starts from a dot, the anthological sentence of Kandinsky, leads us beyond the graphic experiments of the artist and conveys the poetic essence pointing this complex web of references, wishes and feelings – much more than a dot – where everything in Kandinsky began. Brasília 12.11.2014 a 12.01.2015 – CCBB Brasília Rio de Janeiro 28.01.2015 a 30.03.2015 – CCBB Rio de Janeiro Belo Horizonte 15.04.2015 a 22.06.2015 – CCBB Belo Horizonte São Paulo 08.07.2015 a 28.09.2015 – CCBB São Paulo Check [aqui] what was published about it. Datasheet Curatorship Evgenia Petrova Joseph Kiblitsky   General direction Rodolfo de Athayde   General Coordination Ania Rodriguez   Project Managment Jennifer Mclaughlin   Production Assistants Karen Ituarte Daniele Oliveira Monique Santos   Finance Lisiany Mayão

Wifredo Lam: The Spirit of Creation

The exhibition “Wifredo Lam: the spirit of creation from 1939 to 1976” offers a retrospective look at the work of the most universal Cuban artist, since his stay in Paris between 1938 and 1940 – the city where he meets Picasso and Breton – and its decisive passage through Havana in the 1940s, the indelible mark of Haitian culture, even the most intimate works made as writer between 1950 and 1970. The exhibition emphasizes the experimental nature of the work of Lam, the progressive development through different stages, their close relationship with marginalized cultures and poetic transposition that performs these cultures in his paintings from his absolute mastery of Cubism and Surrealism. At the exhibition we can also found the presence of the myths linked to Afro-Caribbean religions performing such an important role in his painting, as well as the close relationship that his graphic work has with texts from important poets and writers linked to European surrealism or the US realism. Like the French Gherasim Luca, Dominique Agostini, José Pierre and the Colombian Gabriel García Márquez. All the works of exhibition belongs to the National Museum of Fine Arts of Cuba.     Curitiba 02 de Junho a 18 de Setembro de 2015 – Museu Oscar Niemeyer São Paulo 23 de Março a 01 de Maio de 2016 – Memorial da América Latina Ficha Técnica Curatorship Roberto Cobas Rodolfo de Athayde   General direction Rodolfo de Athayde   General coordination Ania Rodríguez   Project management Jennifer McLaughlin   Set production Karen Ituarte   Executive Assistant Daniele Oliveira   Finance Lisiany Mayão