CONTEMPORARY BRAZILIAN ART
04 July 2018 - 09 September 2018
curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti and Diego Sileo
A collective exhibition of contemporary Brazilian artists featuring a direct language – naïve on the surface, yet dense with meaning. Bright, vivid, strong colours tasked with catching our attention. Important, explicit social content. A tale of broken dreams and disappointed hopes, but also of a people capable of keeping their incredible optimism and trust in the future. The aim of the project is to gather together a series of works created in Brazil in the past forty years – without, however setting out to make up a portrait of the country or its artistic scene, except insofar as it mirrors the conflict inherent to its place of birth. In other words, the violence and political, social, racial, ecological and cultural quarrels and abuse that have taken place in the past few decades.
Following the narrative line begun with Expo 2015, the summer exhibition season will explore other continents by means of contemporary art, aiming to analyse the cultures of specific countries – though with no claim to thoroughness. The collective exhibitions devoted to contemporary Brazilian (2018) and Japanese (2019) art fall into this line.