Imagine Brazil

Selected venues:
Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway
Oct 11, 2013 to Feb 23, 2014
Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France
5 June to 17 August 2014
Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil
12 March to 3 May 2015
Co-curators:
Gunnar B. Kvaran, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Thierry Raspail

In a powerful research project initiated by Astrup Fearnley Museet, Imagine Brazil showcased Brazilian contemporary art through a compelling curatorial approach. Exhibition curators Gunnar B. Kvaran, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Thierry Raspail invited a group of emergent Brazilian artists to produce new work, and in addition select an older artist who they considered influential, to accompany them in the exhibition. This placed their work within the dense historical context of Brazilian art, forming an intimate and artist driven vision of the rich and complex creative landscape of this vast and diverse country. The exhibition travelled to various venues, and in each one presented new workday each artist, with the exhibition being reimagined in each new space.

Installation view of Imagine Brazil, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway

Installation view of Imagine Brazil, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil

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