Events in the UK
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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.
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 Part of the Library of Birmingham Archive, this unpublished collection will be on public display for the first time from 12 September at the Embassy of Brazil.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.
What Next for Brazil: The Presidential Election of 2014
18 September 2014 | 8.30pm
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Northcliffe House, 26-28 Tudor Street, London EC4Y 0BQ
The death of candidate Eduardo Campos on 13 August and the subsequent selection of his running-mate Marina Silva to the presidential candidacy of the PSB has changed the nature of this year's election in Brazil. Polls show Marina with support roughly equal to that of the incumbent, President Dilma Rousseff. With only a few weeks to go before the first round of the election on 5 October, what does this new situation mean for Brazil? Our expert panellists will provide answers to this question, covering politics, economics and business. The panellists are: Dr. Timothy Power - University of Oxford, Dr. Sônia Gonçalves - Brazil Institute, King's College London, David Sonter - Freshfields. Professor Anthony Pereira, Director of the Brazil Institute at King's College London will be the event's moderator.
João Gilberto Noll & Paulo Scott - Special Readings
24 September 2014 | 6.30pm
Embassy of Brazil, 14-16 Cockspur Street, London SW1Y 5BL
Critically-acclaimed writers João Gilberto Noll and Paulo Scott have teamed up for a special event at the Embassy of Brazil as part of each author's 2014 UK tours. They will be reading from their latest works and leading a discussion on subjects including the state of contemporary Brazilian literature, the short story in Brazil, and the country's multiple social and cultural issues.
Brazilian Debt Capital Markets
25 September 2014 | 8.30am
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, 3 More London Riverside, London SE1 2AQ
A presentation by Marina Nakano - Itaú BBA. The presentation will provide an overview of the performance of Brazilian companies looking to fund their activities through debt capital markets domestically and abroad, and the challenges they face.
Grupo Corpo — Triz & Parabelo
1 - 4 October 2014
Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R
Brazil’s internationally acclaimed dance company Grupo Corpo returns to Sadler’s Wells for its first performances since 2011. With a history stretching back nearly 40 years, Grupo Corpo’s 22 virtuosic dancers combine the precision of classical ballet with the sensuality and passion of Latin dance rhythms. Grupo Corpo translates as Group Body, reflecting the movement style of the dancers, who co-ordinate to fill the stage with unmatched energy and excitement.
FlipSide Festival
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.
Monica Vasconcellos - Equator Festival: Women of the World
18 October 2014 | 10pm
Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG
After a successful debut performance at Kings Place in 2011, Brazilian jazz star Mônica Vasconcelos returns with a new show 'Rise Up and Dance: Brazilian Freedom Songs'.