WorldView: Brazil

Public Programs
Wasteland

Wasteland

Image courtesy of Arthouse Films

Housemaids

Housemaids

Image courtesy of Icarus Films

WorldView: Brazil

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.

Thu, Feb 13, 2014 9:30 AM1:30 PM
Thu, Feb 20, 2014 9:30 AM1:30 PM

Every thinking mind needs a world view. This half-day seminar for students grades 9–12 builds on the cross-cultural understandings and perspectives that engage and influence many contemporary artists. Taking inspiration from the center-wide Via Brasil initiative, this year’s program features two enlightening films, Wasteland (Feb 13) and Doméstica (Feb 20), and the exhibition Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Art, on view at the Wexner Center February 1–April 20, 2014.

Both film screenings are followed by an open-forum panel discussion with special guests to be announced. Each student should bring their own brown bag lunch; we will provide drinks and a snack. Note that the exhibition tour does not include lunch.

You may choose one, two, or all three experiences for your program. Bus subsidies are available. Visit the WorldView blog at wexworldview.edublogs.org for teaching and learning resources. For more information, call Dionne Custer Edwards at (614) 292-7008 or email dcusteredwards@wexarts.org.

Screenings:

Wasteland
(Lucy Walker, 2010)

Wasteland follows artist Vik Muniz as he travels back to his native Brazil to capture the lives of people who live and work in and around Jardim Gramacho, the largest landfill in the world. His creative journey highlights compelling social, environmental, cultural, and economic issues still relevant to understanding the region. (99 mins.)

Doméstica
(Gabriel Mascaro, 2013)

The documentary Doméstica puts the camera in the hands of Brazilian youths as they document the complex lives of domestic workers and explore societal issues of culture, identity, class, and gender. (76 mins.)

Exhibition Tour:
Additionally, during WorldView we’ll premiere Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Art, an ambitious exhibition spanning all four of the Wexner Center’s galleries and highlighting some of Brazil’s most notable emerging contemporary artists. Pair a tour of the exhibit with one of the film screenings.

Worldview Residency
Would you like your students to attend all three WorldView: Brazil experiences but can’t imagine how? Please indicate your interest when registering for WorldView or contact our Educator for School Programs, Dionne Custer Edwards, at dcusteredwards@wexarts.org for more details.

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Reserve your tickets now for Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection, on view through Dec 31. Learn more about the exhibition.

Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

Learn more about the artists represented in Transfigurations at our dedicated website. (Educators will also find curriculum resources to support their K–12 classrooms.)