Tropicália

Film/Video
Tropicália

Tropicália

Image courtesy of Wide Management

Tropicália

Tropicália

Image courtesy of Wide Management

Tropicália

Tropicália

Image courtesy of Wide Management

Tropicália

Tropicália

Image courtesy of Wide Management

Tropicália

Tropicália

Image courtesy of Wide Management

Tropicália

Tropicália

Image courtesy of Wide Management

Tropicalia by Marcelo Machado [Official Trailer]

Tropicália

(Marcelo Machado, 2012)

Via Brasil

Via Brasil is the Wexner Center’s multidisciplinary initiative focusing on contemporary art and culture in Brazil made possible by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary continues with visits from some of the most prominent filmmakers working in Brazil today. Developed in conjunction with the exhibition currently on view in our galleries, this series offers an unprecedented opportunity to discover one of the most vital—and seldom seen—documentary traditions happening anywhere in the world.

Sat, Feb 1, 2014 7 PM

“Tropicalia…wasn’t a style or movement as much as an atmosphere, a rush of youthful, cosmopolitan, liberationist optimism that broke over Brazil like a sun shower and soaked into everything: art, music, fashion, film, theater, literature.”—New York Times

Taking the audience on a tour through the sounds, image, and history of one of Brazil’s most iconic cultural movements, Tropicália shows the sparks that can fly when art, culture, and politics collide. Musicians, artists, and filmmakers across Brazil reclaimed the country’s “cannibalistic” past and incorporated a diverse range of influences—rock and roll, bossa nova, African, American, European, old, new, regional, and urban—to create something uniquely Brazilian and of the moment. With interludes to discuss the breadth of the movement, the film focuses on the shockwaves happening in the music scene. In particular, the film focuses in on three years (1967–69) in the life of Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, years in which they became generational lightning rods—getting censored and banned by the military dictatorship, and eventually jailed and exiled, for their music. (87 mins., DCP)