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Radical Geometry: Modern Art of South America from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection
5 July - 28 September 2014
Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD
This exhibition explores the art produced during a fifty-year period in distinct areas of South America. In Montevideo, Uruguay, Joaquín Torres-García founded the School of the South in the 1930s, through which he planned a new Pan-American art that drew on indigenous American influences. Across the Rio de la Plata, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, a group of artists including Gyula Kosice created Arte Madí that challenged the conventions of traditional painting in the 1940s. Further north, from the 1950s artists in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, such as Hélio Oiticica and Lygia Clark likewise challenged the notions of art by removing it from the walls of galleries and placing it in the hands of the viewer. Finally in Caracas, Venezuela from the 1970s, artists like Jesús Soto and Carlos Cruz Diez worked with optical illusion to create sculpture and paintings that interacted with the viewer and responded to the light of the tropics. All three regions created new and challenging geometric abstractions that captured the optimism that swept across these countries.
Clube do Choro presents Henrique Cases
30 August 2014 | 7pm
The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, Camden Town, London NW1 7NL
Clube do Choro will host one of the most revered cavaquinho players in Brazil, Henrique cases, in collaboration with The Forge music and arts venue. Born in Rio de Janeiro, he has been playing professionally since 1976 and is considered one of the best cavaquinho soloists working today. Cases started playing the guitar at the age of six and gradually went on to play cavaquinho, mandolin, tenor guitar, banjo, twelve-string caipira guitar and lately electric guitar, all self taught! In Brazil, he is well known for his Beatles'n'Choro adaptations, and he will be playing a selection for us at the event. There will be Brazilian food and drinks for sale. We are what we share!!!
Exhibition - Sir Benjamin Stone: Observations in Brazil, 1893
12 September - 7 November 2014 | 11am - 5pm (weekdays)
Embassy of Brazil, 14-16 Cockspur Street, London SW1Y 5BL
The Embassy of Brazil and Lucid-ly Productions are delighted to present a rare collection of 50 photographs by Sir Benjamin Stone. Part of the Library of Birmingham Archive, this unpublished collection will be on public display for the first time from 12 September at the Embassy of Brazil. Curated by Rodrigo Orrantia and Pete James from the Stone archive at the Library of Birmingham, the photographs were taken during a Royal Astronomical Society expedition set out to observe a full solar eclipse in the Brazilian Amazon in 1893. Stone also documented his journey by sea to Brazil, photographing the people and places he discovered upon arrival.
3 - 5 October 2014
Snape Maltings, Suffolk
A family festival with a Brazilian beat! The second FlipSide Festival will take place at Snape Maltings, Suffolk, over the first weekend of October 2014. Literature, art, music, food and drink, children's events, dance, cooking demonstrations, capoeira and football will all be celebrated.