From the landmark Semana de Arte Moderna that ushered in the era of modern art in Brazil in 1922 to subsequent generations of artists experimenting with Concretism, Neo-concretism, Conceptual, Performance, and other myriad vanguard practices, Brazilian artists have consistently stood at the forefront of modern and contemporary art.
Likewise from Emiliano DiCavalcanti’s sensuous and stylized renderings of mulatto women to Lygia Clark’s and Helio Oiticica’s conceptual experiments with space, color and form, and Adriana Varejão’s baroque paintings inspired by traditional azulejos, Brazilian artists have explored and expanded international currents while infusing their work with a sense of cultural specificity and place.
The latter is evident in the work of the artists represented in the Brazil Golden Art (BGA) Collection — Brazil’s first private equity fund dedicated to investing in art. This dynamic selection brings together just a sampling of this outstanding collection and features the work of a broad range of voices — both mid-career and emerging and working in a variety of media and styles — indicative of the versatility and rich panorama that is Brazilian art today, and of the presence held by Brazilian art in the international art arena.
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