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Wallpaper* features Brazil

Oops, sorry, it's June 2010 issue so will still be on the shelves...

Wallpaper* features Brazil


Last November's issue of Wallpaper* focussed on Brazil. There are some good articles and images  on the website, including ovo, street artists and architecture:

When Brazil was Modern

I'd like to recommend this book, When Brazil was Modern: a guide to architecture 1928-1960, by Lauro Cavalcanti; a good read, well illustrated and smallish portable format. 

Would you like to participate in an artistic experience?

On Thursday 8 April I attended a Round Table Discussion at The Showroom Gallery in London as part of the ongoing project by Ricardo Basbaum entitled Would you like to participate in an artistic experience?

Brazilian music comes to London

Some of the Brazil cohort were interested in music; there is a Brazil Festival on the Southbank, London over the summer and there are some eminent musicians playing: Gilberto Gil, Maria Bethania, Os Mutantes, Tom Ze.

Have a look on

Also Caetano Veloso is playing the Barbican on 3 July. 

God's hangar on earth or the Devil's bomb shelter?

Just come across this charming piece from Time magazine in 1959 about the Niemeyer Igreja da Pampulha - I didn't know until now that Kubitschek (later Brazil's president) was mayor of Belo Horizonte and commissioned the church/casino/ballroom:

Ernesto Neto on Youtube

Missing him already? 

There are a couple of good videos of Ernesto on Youtube. 

His Hayward Gallery exhibition opens on 19 June.  

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