The Ohio State University board of trustees unanimously approved a new "global gateway"; the office in Brazil joins existing gateways in Shanghai, China and Mumbai, India.
As in his striking three-channel video installation Tônus (2012) in the Cruzamentos exhibition, Mentira repetida (Repeated Lie) documents a physical encounter between artist Rodrigo Braga and the natural environments of the Amazon.
No reservations are necessary for these enlightening and informative tours of our exhibition. Just meet your docent (tour guide) at the gallery entrance at the time listed.
On view February 1–April 20, 2014
The Portuguese word cruzamentos translates literally as “crossings” or “intersections,” but in Brazil it’s also a metaphor...
The film series Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary seeks to explore just what is so extraordinary about the recent wave of significant documentaries...
This exhibition explores the work of 35 dynamic Brazilian artists—many of whom have never been widely exhibited in the US—whose practices and influences are as varied as the social, racial, and geographical composition of the country itself.
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Brazil's coffee industry association Abic said that the nation has enough coffee stocks to supply exports and domestic demand this year, in spite of a severe drought resulting in a lower-than-expected harvest.
Conanda (National Council for the Rights of Children and Adolescents), an agency in the Department of Human Rights of Brazil, has passed a resolution banning advertising towards children in Brazil; Conanda Resolution 163 deems all advertising directed at children as abusive and illegal as per the Consumer Defense Code.
Brazilian police removed 11 workers from a European cruise ship docked in Salvador after receiving a tip workers were being subjected to 16-hour days and possible sexual harassment.
Rio de Janeiro's police forces, a permanent presence in many of the city's favelas, remain widely accused of human rights abuses, and, critics say, unable to win the people's trust: In a national poll, less than 25% said they trust the police.
Like the Internal Revenue Service has mandated for US citizens, the Brazilian tax authority has declared that bitcoin holders in Brazil must file capital gains on their tax returns.
Research published in the Journal of Virology warns that the 2014 World Cup boosts the risk of unleashing a “catastrophic” epidemic of the chikungunya virus; mosquitoes known for carrying the virus have high transmission ability in areas all around North and South American cities.
Before this summer's World Cup, the Brazilian government has raised a tax on beer and soft drinks; the increase, around 1 cent an item, also applies to some juices and energy/sports drinks.
Selected from 3,355 applicants, these 12 Brazilian women are the first ever admitted to Brazil's Naval Academy officer training course.
Coffee futures soared for a second day—jumping 8.4 cents, or 4.5 percent, to $1.94 a pound—as investors continued to worry about this year's coffee harvest in Brazil.
Though "Bolsa Família" translates to "family grant," the program—in which 50 million poor parents get a handout equal to about $35 to $70, plus more for additional children, each month—distributes payments primarily to the woman of the house.
Funk ostentacao, or ostentation funk, is a growing musical genre in Brazil, mixing a frenetic beat and conspicuous-consumption lyrics.
Federico Scavo, a staple in the diets of many House DJs, offers a nod to Brazil in the form of his new release Balada, a carnival-inspired production incorporating some of the most dynamic Samba drums in a House record in recent memory.
Mashable's Sam Laird on why the World Cup belongs in Brazil, based upon his experiences "attending a very-big-deal soccer match" in 2008 at the Maracana—the stadium in Rio de Janeiro that will host the World Cup final.
Free lecture, happening now: Christopher Gaffney on the impact of the World Cup & Olympics in Brazil. http://t.co/N1irMhS8kY #wexviabrasil
According to Brazil's largest water and sewage utility, São Paulo may have to ration water this year if reservoir levels are not replenished, which looks ever more likely as the southeast region heads into its dry season.
Olympic and international sports officials have made public their concerns over the lack of construction and commitment in Rio, especially surrounding the Deodoro complex—Rio’s secondary Olympic Park—where construction has yet to begin, and the first Olympic golf course.
Abstraction Abstracción Abstração: Sophistication in Brazilian Art, on view at the IDB Cultural Center Gallery in Washington, features works by 16 significant 20th-century Brazilian artists, eight men and eight women.
Olympic committee says no talk of taking Games away from Brazil due to Rio 2016 construction delays, yet
Sports federations are requesting a "Plan B" due to delays in Rio de Janeiro, but the International Olympic Committee considers it premature to think about taking the 2016 Games away from Brazil.
A new series of compilation albums is trying to pin down exactly what contemporary Brazilian electronic music sounds like.
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Commercial banks must open for at least four hours on days Brazil plays in the World Cup, but Brazil’s central bank will allow them to open for an hour less on days the host nation plays so employees can watch the games.
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Some Brazilians aren’t seeing the benefits of their nation hosting the World Cup, and tourism-focued businesses feel that protests across the country have reduced potential demand for their services.
According to a new poll, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff is losing approval as she prepares for elections in October.
Although prosecution was previously ended due to a settlement with the government, authorities are reinstating a case against Chevron and 11 of its employees over an oil spill.
Brazilian labor officials said that construction can resume in part of the World Cup stadium where a worker died; work had been partially stopped at the Itaquerao stadium because of safety concerns following the man's death on March 29.
Brazil’s defense minister has agreed to investigate military facilities where human rights abuses are believed to have been committed during the country’s 21-year dictatorship.
One of the biggest debates among economists interested in Brazil is why unemployment is at record lows (about 5 percent), but economic growth remains slow.
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A so-called Internet Bill of Rights is being pushed into global view—an initiative which may soon become law in Brazil.
Billboard reviews the highlights from the two-day Lollapalooza Brazil 2014. which took place at the Interlagos racecourse in São Paulo and drew 80,000 festivalgoers on the first day and 60,000 the second.
It's estimated that some 475 million animals die from being struck on Brazilian roads—more than twice the country’s human population—so the Centro Brasileiro de Estudos em Ecologia de Estradas is working to reduce those numbers and identify roadkill hotspots with an app called Urubu.
Manaus, connected to the rest of Brazil only by boat or plane, was selected as the only Amazonian host for the World Cup, but residents are nervous, and expecting more tourists at one time than Manaus has ever seen.
Petrobras—the Brazilian state-run oil and gas company, ranked as the world's sixth-largest company in 2008—now boasts a market value is only a third of what it was.
Veering from the rating given by Standard & Poor’s, who reduced the nation to BBB-, Fitch reaffirmed Brazil’s sovereign credit rating, keeping it within the tolerance of the 'BBB' rating.
A court in Brazil has sentenced 15 policemen to 48 years in prison each for their role in putting down the prison riot that came known as the "Carandiru massacre."
The New York Times explores an array of development projects—a $3.4 billion network of concrete canals in northeast Brazil, supposed to be finished in 2010; dozens of new wind farms; unfinished luxury hotels in Rio de Janeiro—left unfinished or abandoned across Brazil.
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Brazilians may be anaesthetised to delays such as lines, traffic, missed deadlines, and more, but—apart from a brief spurt in the 1960s and 1970s—the nation's output per worker has slipped or stagnated over the past 50 years.
Reuters collects highlights from the runway and backstage at São Paulo Fashion week.
Eduardo Campos, a business-friendly socialist and two-time governor of Pernambuco state, will seek the Brazilian presidency, running alongside popular environmentalist Marina Silva.
The Group A match between Brazil and Croatia will open the World Cup on June 12 in São Paulo; playing in front of its own fans, Brazil is expected to easily advance from Group A, leaving Croatia, Mexico and Cameroon fighting for the other spot in the second round.
FORBES calculated the individual net worth of Blairo Maggi, his mother, his older sister, and brother-in-law based on their percentage of ownership in Grupo Andre Maggi, a privately held Brazilian agribusiness firm and soy exporter; all four have joined the ranks of the world’s billionaires.
Beer specialist Edu Passarelli, co-owner of Aconchego Carioca, helps distill the exploding craft beer scene to the 10 best beers in Brazil today.
The "Common Sense Football Club," a movement started by star footballers in Brazil to demand better working conditions, has threatened to go on strike this year.
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A new documentary is covering all the eras of Brazilian animation, from cartoonist Álvaro Marins’s 1917 short film The Kaiser to present-day animation in film, television, and advertising.
The Kicking and Screening soccer film festival has grown into an ambitious celebration of the sport that has turned up in different incarnations around the world, and is preparing to greet its second World Cup season with a program leaning heavily on the summer's events in Brazil.
BBC News video feature on Brazilian Nelson Paviotti, a lawyer so passionate about Brazil's soccer team that everything he wears and eats is green and yellow.
Brazil’s Vicente Ferraz—ambitious director of I Am Cuba, The Siberian Mammoth, Road 47—has announced his next film: Bastards, about a slave battalion in the 1864–70 Paraguay War.
Recent abuses in Brazil are drawing attention to the fact that women are having more Cesarean sections than medically necessary. In the country’s private hospitals, 82 percent of all babies are born by C-section; in public hospitals, the C-section rate is roughly half.
Artist Hugo Franca is using his intuitive process to turn a large piece of driftwood into public furniture.
Raised in Brotas, near São Paulo, brothers Humberto and Fernando Campana have collaborated on furniture, fashion, and industrial design with Alessi, Louis Vuitton, and now Galeria Melissa NY.
ESPN is seeing significantly higher ad sales for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil than it did four years ago—the more favorable TV time zone of Rio de Janeiro (only one hour ahead of the Eastern Time Zone) helps attract advertisers, and more US networks are showing Major League Soccer matches.
Brazil has trained only 20% of the private security guards needed at the 12 stadiums for the World Cup—while federal authorities said they would consider using police or military staff should the need arise, FIFA stipulates the use of private security for the World Cup.
FIFA's medical chief isn't pleased with drug-testing plans for the World Cup in Brazil—about 1,000 blood and urine samples taken from players must be flown across the Atlantic for analysis in Switzerland, slowing results and costing FIFA an additional $250,000. The Brazilian laboratory expected to do this analysis repeatedly failed to comply with World Anti-Doping Agency standards.
Slate explores why Brazil has been called "the most dangerous country in the world for environmentalists."
In Jacobina, where many have suffered from dengue fever, a Brazilian company is releasing swarms of genetically modified mosquitoes engineered to wipe out their own species. Brazil reported 1.4 million cases of dengue last year; the disease has no vaccine and is endemic in three of the World Cup host cities.
Global Founders Capital has made its first Brazilian investment in travel price-comparison website Voopter; this marks the startup's first capital raise, after exisiting for three years as a part-time project.
The Stranger's Kathy Fennessy reviews Boogarins' "blissful yet energetic" psych-rock debut As Plantas Que Curam (Plants That Heal), as well as a few of the band's performance-based videos.
The Brazilian central bank estimates that some 53 million Brazilians—approximately 40% of the total adult population—don’t have a bank account, and is on a mission to change those figures.
Brazil's Federal Police raided the headquarters of state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA in Rio de Janeiro as part of a money-laundering probe, exercising 23 search and arrest warrants in the cities of Sao Paulo, Campinas, Rio de Janeiro, Macae, and Niteroi as part of its investigation of money laundering by currency exchange houses.
No official commemoration is planned as Brazil marks the 50th anniversary of the coup that brought the military to power, but film screenings, lectures, and discussions on the dictatorship will take place around the country.
Organizers of the Rio 2016 Olympics plan to provide language training for more than a million people ahead of the event, including 110,000 Rio 2016 staff and 900,000 Olympic volunteers, contractors, and Brazilian schoolchildren.
A Wolf at the Door, shown at the Miami film festival, is thedirectorial debut forFernando Coimbra "that seems a gateway to more illustrious things," while The Man of the Crowd is "a measured, meditative, slightly muffled adaptation of the 1840 Edgar Allan Poe story of the same title—relocated to contemporary Belo Horizonte."
The Smithsonian explores the history of the 1959 film, clips of which have been revived in an Arcade Fire music video.
Brazil’s worst drought in decades is causing a price surge for coffee, allowing farmers to sell their stockpiles at a profit for the first time in a year.
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During halftime of a friendly against South Africa, the Brazilian national team switched its jerseys from yellow to blue to unveil its new road jersey.
"The dance, the movement, the choreography is very important."-Cao Guimarães on his short film of children play-fighting #wexviabrasil
World Cup web organizers expect each match to generate around five tons of recyclable waste, and will employ teams of recyclable material pickers across all 12 venues across Brazil.
Phys.org details the trip to King George Island—the largest of the South Shetland Islands and home to Brazil's Antarctic research base.
The Brazilian Space Agency (AEB) confirmed that Brazil will launch a new satellite in partnership with China in December.
According to a government source, Brazil is considering ways in which to increase the cost of wireless broadcast permits in exchange for worse coverage.
NPR's Weekend Edition explores the history of samba, from the late 1800s, the first recorded samba in 1917, to the type of samba recorded and performed today.
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The Marco Civil (Bill of Rights)—a bill protecting individual rights and freedoms on the web, including freedom of expression, the right to privacy, and the principle of web neutrality—has been approved by Brazil's Chamber of Deputies. The measure must still be approved in the Brazilian Senate before it can be signed into law.
Alex Atala's D.O.M. may have been named to the World's 50 Best Resturants in 2006, but a new generation of young chefs are joining Atala in representing Brazilian cuisine.
The 2014 Outsider Art Fair will welcome Galeria Estação, from São Paulo, Brazil; three of the gallery's featured artists were also featured in the 2012 Cartier Foundation exhibition Histoires de Voir.
Brazil recorded its largest February trade deficit ever, heightening a trade gap that underscores the uncompetitiveness of local industry and an enormous appetite for imports.
Brazil has unveiled its state-of-the-art training center for this year's World Cup, replacing the original training center, opened 27 years ago and in need of repair prior to its demolition to make way for the new complex.
Buzzfeed counts down—and ranks on a scale of "sugary-ness"—some of the most popular Brazilian treats.
"Since I couldn't play an instrument, I would paint."-CRUZAMENTOS artist Vânia Mignone (2/2) #wexviabrasil http://t.co/qfGm1o2mig
A brief profile of Brazilian guitarist Victor Biglione, as well as thoughts on his current album, The Gentle Rain.
The mayor of Porto Alegre has announced that, unless key legislation to fund temporary structures is approved, his city in southern Brazil may drop out of the World Cup.
According to a recent poll, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has a wide lead over potential rivals and would win a second term outright in October's general election.
An Avianca Airlines passenger jet safely made an emergency landing in Brasilia after its front landing gear failed to deploy; none of the 49 passengers nor the five crew were injured.
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One of four official songs for the World Cup, "Dar um Jeito (We Will Find A Way)" featuring Santana, Wyclef Jean, DJ Avicii, and Alexandre Pires, will be performed at the July 13 closing ceremony in Rio de Janeiro.
Brazil lead the pool on day one of the South American Games in Santiago, Chile, collecting nine medals: four gold, one silver, and four bronze.
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In an effort to enhance its military readiness, Brazil plans to build an aircraft carrier with a foreign partner—the country requires a new carrier within the next 15 years, and plans to modernize its existing one in the meantime.
Found in Serra da Capivara National Park, Brazil, artifacts and cave paintings depicting people and animals show that humans arrived in the Americas almost 10,000 years earlier than previously thought.
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Federal authorities and Olympic organisers met in Brasilia to discuss funding for each Games-related project; Brazilian organisers have so far budgeted for 24 of the 52 projects planned for the 2016 event.
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Brazil's congress prepares to vote on the country’s first major Internet legislation—a bill prioritized by President Dilma Rousseff once news of NSA spying on Brazilians came to light.
A day before the 50th anniversary of the 1964 coup, President Rousseff's government issued an apology to the victims of military rule; Rousseff herself spent two years in jail for opposing the dictatorship.
Financial times traces perceptions of graffiti in Brazil, a transition fraught with contradictions for both collectors and artists.
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Three dozen of Mira Schendel's works will be shown at Hauser & Wirth's Upper East Side gallery—a rare chance to see her work outside of Brazil.
Brazil’s representative at the International Monetary Fund cautioned against enabling a large loan to Ukraine under pressure from Europe and the US.
Brazil's antitrust agency is investigating corruption allegations against 18 companies, accusing the cartel of fixing prices for transportation construction and upkeep in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.
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Soccer star Rivaldo, 1999 Fifa World Player of the Year, has announced his retirement at age 41; his professional career started in 1991, and he won 74 caps for Brazil between 1993 and 2003.
Authorities in Rio de Janeiro say an agreement has been reached with trash collectors to end the disruptive three-day strike.
Almost five years after Switzerland's biggest bank sold its securities unit in Brazil, sources say that UBS AG will soon restart investment banking operations there.
Abilio Diniz—chairman of his Pao de Acucar supermarket chain and worth some $3.5 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index—is the picture of health at age 77, and plans to live much, much longer.
The most severe drought in at least four decades—which has reduced southeastern hydroelectric dam levels to the lowest since 2001, when Brazil was forced to ration power—has led the country to unveil a 12 billion-real ($5.1 billion) aid package for utilities to help them cope with record-high prices.
Minerals preserved in a diamond from central-west Brazil reveal hints of bright blue rocks deep within the Earth—with significant amounts of water trapped within them.
Brazil’s soccer federation claims a Hyundai advertising campaign—promising to increase its usual five-year guarantee to six if Brazil wins the World Cup for a sixth time—breaches intellectual property rights.
Brazilian officials have announced the return of IndyCar to the country next season, saying a race will be held in Brasilia at the Autodromo Nelson Piquet from 2015–19.
Officials in Brazil have inaugurated Manaus's Arena da Amazonia, the ninth World Cup stadium—three more are yet to be finished, including the one hosting the opener in São Paulo in three months.
Cia. de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo, Brazil’s biggest water utility, said it may have to take “drastic” measures—including rotating access to water—if reservoir levels don’t recover from the country's current drought. Water levels in the basin supplying almost half of Sao Paulo's 20 million residents are at the lowest level since 1982.
The Praça das Artes in São Paulo, designed by Brasil Arquitetura, has been nominated in the Architecture category of the Design Museum's annual Designs of the Year.
"I used to say that I photograph as a painter and I make videos as a photographer."-Rodrigo Braga #wexviabrasil http://t.co/yY88aJkM3N
Moody’s Investors Service says that World Cup—and the 600,000 tourists it's expected to draw—will likely have “fleeting effects” on the Brazilian economy.
While crossing gender lines is increasingly accepted in cities like São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, transgender models say aspects of Brazilian culture can create a hostile environment for its gay and transgender population.
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The Brazilian Air Force will declare no-fly zones over World Cup stadiums to prevent terrorist attacks; Brazil's military can only legally shoot at unresponsive civilian planes on drug trafficking routes near the country's borders, not in the urban areas where games will be held.
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A breathtaking view complements a home designed by Ana Cristina Faria in collaboration with Maria Flavia Melo, located near São Sebastiao das Aguas Claras, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
A worker died after falling about 26 feet (8 meters) while helping install temporary seats at the Itaquerao stadium; Brazilian authorities say the initial investigation into the accident showed he likely wasn't wearing a required safety cable.
Increasingly disappointed by some of Maduro's actions, including his handling mounting economic problems and opposition-led street protests, Brazil has toned down its support for the Venezuelan president.
The Belo Monte dam, the world’s third largest hydroelectric dam, is under construction in the Amazon of Brazil, and is the subject of extensive debate.
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Following a 5–0 Brazilian victory over South Africa, a young boy ran onto the pitch—and soccer star Neymar posed for photos with the small invader.
Photographs of Brazil, taken by architectural and fine art photographer Andrew Prokos, are set to be exhibited in Brazil: Night & Day—Photographs by Andrew Prokos at Banco do Brasil in New York.
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The Brazilian government is distributing "cultural coupons," magnetic cards loaded with $20 a month, for cultural purposes, covering everything from dance lessons and circus visits to books and movie tickets.
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According to FIFA, there are more than 10 times more requests for tickets than the inventory available (about 3 million tickets).
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Brazilian farmers are battling helicoverpa armigera, a voracious caterpillar eating tomatoes to sorghum to soybeans (just as the country is on the verge of becoming the world's top soybean producer).
Major League Gaming—in partnership with Brazil-based sports entertainment company Grupo Águia—has launched its first international franchise: MLG Brasil.
Fast-fashion retailers such as Topshop, Gap, and Forever 21 will soon be joining Zara in Brazilian markets, and H&M is rumored to follow suit.
At a Midem panel held to explore the diverse Brazilian music market, moderator Bruno Boulay, from French TelCom SESC in São Paulo, reported that the nation's digital market has grown 25% for each of the last three years.
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All Things Considers on the three types of music synonymous with Carnival in Brazil: frevo, caboclinhos, and maracatu.
As part of its merger process with Portugal Telecom, Brazilian telecoms company Grupo Oi SA plans to raise 14 billion reais ($5.9 billion) in a share offering.
The A.V. Club premieres the new video for "Erre," from Brazilian psych rock duo Boogarins, as well as lists their upcoming US tour dates.
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The move could mean overtime benefits, technical classes, and more for the nation's MCs and DJs.
Companhia Urbana de Dança's seven male dancers and a single female dancer are currently touring the United States, making a stop in Columbus to take part in the Wexner Center’s Via Brasil initiative.
The great Hélio Oiticica is examined in tonight's CRUZAMENTOS documentary. 7PM. #wexviabrasil http://t.co/pMvzCSb8hO
Joselane Santos, the first freestyle skier from Brazil to ever make it to the Olympics, competed in the women's aerials qualifyers in Sochi, despite only training for seven months.
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While Brazil generates almost 80% of its electricity from hydropower plants, a recent dearth of rain finds many of the nation's reservoirs less than half-full—and energy consumption is on the rise.
To protect more than 500 varieties of black beans (feijão preto) for the future, the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation has sent samples to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway.
Recovering from leukemia, 8-year-old Arthur Gonzaga is a young chef from Minas Gerais, Brazil with his very own cooking show on YouTube.
A New York Times review of a concert by Brazilian singer Maria Rita.
Maria Rita, one of Brazil's most successful singers in her own right, talks to NPR's Tell Me More about her music and her mother—the late Brazilian pop legend Elis Regina.
As Brazilian president Dilma Roussef looks to re-election in October, the nations's largest infrastructure venture—introduced in 2006—is experiencing an acceleration in construction.
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Brazil—one of the fastest-growing smartphone markets in the world—welcomed its first Apple Store, located in Rio de Janeiro.
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Aïnouz’s debut feature, Madame Satã, remains his best-known work in the states.
Dr. Denise Carvalho (Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow for Via Brasil) will present a public conversation with graduate students who have participated in her seminar on 21st Century Brazilian Art and Film.
Eduardo Paes, mayor of Rio de Janeiro, is trying to shape the city into a technological hub, helped along the way by everyone from local startups to multinational tech companies.
In Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Brazilian bobsledders Fabiana Santos and Sally da Silva shook off a serious crash in training, with the worst damage appearing to be to their bobsled.
Norwegian Espen Fadnes and Frenchman Ludovic Woerth made a wingsuit jump in Rio and cut incredibly close to the city's famous Christ the Redeemer statue.
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After revelations that the United States spied on Brasilia, Brazil and the European Union agreed to lay an undersea communications cable to reduce Brazil's reliance on the US.
Celebrate and explore the groundbreaking exhibition Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil through a variety of interactive experiences for all ages, and all for free!
Coffee aficionados won’t want to miss this installment of our Drink It In series.
Pablo Villaça, a Far Flung Correspondent for RogerEbert.com, remembers the late filmmaker Eduardo Coutinho.
Adidas agreed to stop selling two World Cup T-shirts after Brazil's government complained that they associated the country with sexual tourism.
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Percussionist Cyro Baptista speaks with the Pittsburgh City Paper on his Banquet of the Spirits, candomblé, and cultural cannibalism.
Be sure to check out the Via Brasil section of the Wexner Center Store, including books, CDs, and our Via Brasil T-shirts, printed by our friends at Alison Rose.
Sports Illustrated's Grant Wahl explores two Brazils: the one full of people protesting the World Cup, and the one that feels the World Cup (and the Olympics in 2016) will be good for the country.
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Chris Stults, associate curator of film/video and organizer of Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary, offers his thoughts on filmmaker Eduardo Coutinho.
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Tonight (Weds) on @WOSU's @BroadAndHigh learn more about our major CRUZAMENTOS documentary series. 7:30 PM. #wexviabrasil
Rio de Janeiro is undergoing enormous transformations in advance of the games—including forcible evictions, which have found some 3,000 families already removed from their homes.
Brazil's Environment Ministry has launched a program to save the three-banded armadillo—an endangered species, as well as the mascot for the 2014 World Cup.
While Spain is the top-ranked soccer nation, host nation Brazil—ranked tenth in the world—is the top betting choice to win the 2014 World Cup.
The CRUZAMENTOS documentary series (the largest of its kind presented in N. America) begins Weds. #WexViaBrasil
An exploration of the Wexner Center's Via Brasil initiative, featuring interviews with curators and artists.
Rivane Neuenschwander video work in Via Brasil at Wexner Center for the Arts. Opens 1 February. @wexarts http://www.stephenfriedman.com/artists/rivane-neuenschwander/news/rivane-neuenschwander-video-work-in-via-brasil-at-wexner-center-for-the-arts/
Brazilian artist Bruno Ribeiro has been turning London landmarks into real-life Instagram photos by placing cardboard-framed filters in front of tourist spots.
Researchers have discovered a new species of river dolphin in Brazil's Araguaia River.
Cao Guimarães has one of the most distinctive and admired bodies of work in contemporary Brazilian filmmaking.
This talk will focus on the shifting processes of urban governance through which Brazil has come to host this cycle of major events as World Cup preparations accelerate.
One of the landmarks of Brazilian cinema and a major influence on generations of filmmakers, Iracema’s fusion of fiction and documentary is still exhilarating for contemporary audiences.
In the first of its four-part series on Brazil, produced in association with Lonely Planet, the Independent begins with travel tips for the heart of the Brazilian Amazon.
The Lantern traces the roots of the Wexner Center's Via Brasil initiative back to it inception in 2011.
The Columbus Council on World Affairs welcomed His Excellency Mauro Vieira, Ambassador of Brazil, to speak on US–Brazil relations, and has archived the livestream of the ambassador's remarks.
Reginaldo Silva, a Brazilian computer engineer, received $33,500 for identifying a Facebook bug; his reward is the company's largest "Bug Bounty" payment to date.
Apple has started to tease its first store in Brazil, which will be located inside of Rio de Janeiro's Village Mall.
With a richly textured layering of subtle emotions and beautiful visuals, The Silver Cliff follows 24 hours in the life of a woman whose husband has just left her.
“One of the ten greatest films of all time.”—Kleber Mendonça Filho, director of Neighboring Sounds
Brazil and Cuba have inaugurated the overhaul of a deepwater sea port in the west of Havana; the $957m upgrade is being financed by Brazil.
.@ColumbusAlive's @jesse_tigges sits down w/ artist Lucia Koch to talk #wexviabrasil & more. CRUZAMENTOS opens 2/1. http://t.co/bznszEHeAr
Via Brasil, one of the Wexner Center’s most ambitious projects to date, "is the next best thing to a plane ticket" when it comes to understanding art and culture in Brazil, says (614) Magazine.
Artist Lucia Koch talks w/ @WOSU's @BroadAndHigh about her CRUZAMENTOS installation. #wexviabrasil http://t.co/mg5kUBaTaY
The Huffington Post has launched its first South American edition—the Brasil Post.
Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary, a presentation of more than 30 contemporary documentaries rarely screened outside of Brazil, will screen January through April, 2014 at the Wexner Center. Organized by Chris Stults, associate curator for film/video...
Perrin Doniger details the damage sustained when lightning struck Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue.
In part three of four in the Independent's trip to Brazil (produced in association with Lonely Planet), Paul Smith explores the central region of Brazil, making a stop in the nation's capital, Brasilia.
Faculty and staff, come to the Wexner Center for the Arts on Friday, February 7, for free gallery admission to the Cruzamentos exhibition for you and your family.
The largest series of contemporary Brazilian documentaries begins tonight. 7PM. #WexViaBrasil http://t.co/iF5jek0IwC
Judge Dredd has made his way to Brazil—Juiz Dredd Megazine, featuring both new and classic material, followed up a promising first series with a number of contract renewals.
As part of his new show Andy Bates' Brazilian Street Feasts, chef Andy Bates discovers street food from the Amazon to Pan Brazil, Salvador to Bahia, Rio to São Paolo.
Now's the time to start thinking about taking a trip to Brazil w/ us (right here in Columbus). #WexViaBrasil video: http://t.co/f0SuG6VkPX
Finishing touches on Lucia Koch's new installation in our lobby and cafe area. #wexviabrasil #Repost… http://t.co/KPiR7XisEZ
Approximately 160,000 people are expected to attend São Paulo's seventh annual Campus Party—a weeklong technology festival for hackers, gamers, and more.
Thousands of teenagers are taking to shopping malls in Brazil; in the New York Times, Simon Romero reports on these recent rolezinhos (little strolls).
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March 31, 1964, military coup that initiated 20 years of dictatorship in Brazil, we’re presenting a program that deals with that legacy both directly and indirectly.
The city of São Paulo is getting a monorail—just in time for the 2014 World Cup.
Adam Lowes reviews Intellect's recent publication, Directory of World Cinema: Brazil.
Former Brazilian Environment Minister Marina Silva has agreed to run for vice president on the presidential ticket of Eduardo Campos, the governor of the state of Pernambuco.
The first anti-World Cup demonstrations of 2014 found 2,000 people marching through the streets of São Paulo.
NPR's All Things Considered on Brazil's emergence as a major market for Facebook and Twitter—and the legislation that is only just being created to deal with the rise of social media.
According to Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff's chief of staff, foreign airlines may be allowed to operate internal flights during the 2014 World Cup.
Reporter @Jesse_Tigges from @ColumbusAlive delivers an in-depth cover feature on #wexviabrasil in this week's issue: http://t.co/LC9NBkBXot
SPIN's Philip Sherburne reviews what he calls "a stunning release" from São Paulo's Seixlack, out on the Rio de Janerio label 40% Foda/Maneiríssimo, whose entire catalog is available on Bandcamp.
Contesting the Games: The Urban and Social Impacts of Mega-events in Brazil | Wexner Center for the Arts: http://wexarts.org/public-programs/contesting-games-urban-and-social-impacts-mega-events-brazil
Brazil's soccer clubs are enjoying increased income, but still having issues paying players and settling debts.
The second installment of the Independent's four-part series, produced in association with Lonely Planet, finds Bridget Gleeson in the northeastern state of Bahia.
A group of 20 Brazilian artists have formed a collective called Aldeia Gentil (gentle village), using artistic interventions as a continuation of the protests taking place in the country.
The newest Ohio State Global Gateway office is poised to open in São Paulo, Brazil by early fall 2014.
February 1–April 20, 2014, the Wexner Center for the Arts will present the major exhibition Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil, among the most ambitious exhibitions in the center’s 25-year history. Cruzamentos is the result of more...
CRUZAMENTOS opening celebration is in full swing. Dance party 9-11PM. #wexviabrasil
A review of Paulo Bruscky: Art Is Our Last Hope, on view at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.
More #WexViaBrasil background. CRUZAMENTOS exhibition opening party is 1/31. http://t.co/yProvnQV2g
Organic produce is getting more affordable in Brazil as demand increases in states such as São Paulo and Minas Gerais.
An imaginary documentary that focuses on what is unknown and unseen, Vera Cruz is based on a letter from one of Brazil’s first colonists to the Portuguese king, offering one of the earliest written descriptions of this new “eden.”
Ranked by São Paulo’s O Globo newspaper as one of the 10 best Brazilian films of the decade, The Hills of Disorder is an adventurous, ambitious dream of a film by Andrea Tonacci.
After living in São Paulo for several years, a woman returns to her rural hometown for a happy-ever-after life with her boyfriend and their young child. When he fails to join her, she is left to survive on her own wits.
Justice combines Frederick Wiseman’s portrayals of large institutions or societal systems with the power of a courtroom drama; Like Water through Stone tracks the coming-of-age of a group of girls in the remote, rural mountains of Minas Gerais.
More great #wexviabrasil coverage from @614Magazine's Kevin Elliott. CRUZAMENTOS opening celebration is Fri. night. http://t.co/BjTNKZj8LV
Housemaids (Domestica) by Gabriel Mascaro, 2012: February 21, 2014 / Wexner Center for the Arts http://tinyurl.com/l2xh55q
All you need to know about our multiyear, multidisciplinary #WexViaBrasil project is all in one place: http://t.co/GzkknYbfJT
Already at a low of 4.6% in November, Brazil's unemployment rate fell to a record low 4.3% in December—the lowest since 2002.
Via Brasil Brings Focus On Brazilian Art & Culture
Multidisciplinary, Multiyear Initiative Features Major Exhibition & Film Series
Via Brasil is the Wexner Center's interdisciplinary, multiyear initiative focusing on the vibrant culture of Brazil, made possible by a $782,000 grant awarded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The Wexner Center has developed an integrated array of...
The Wall Street Journal on Brazilian chocolatier Aquim's rare Q0 chocolates, created with architect Oscar Niemeyer prior to his death in 2012.
The cliché of the hardened, oppressed, impoverished people of the northeast of Brazil, or sertaõ, plagued by local barons, false prophets, and a perpetual drought, dominated many of the most powerful films of the Cinema Novo movement.
Brazil's government announced that it will launch Latin America’s first government-run auto crash test center.
We're getting ready to celebrate the CRUZAMENTOS opening on Friday night. We hope we see your face. #wexviabrasil: http://t.co/ev0CjYJGg6
Angelo Bucci and Alvaro Putoni's design for Carapicuiba House integrates the home's natural surroundings in Carapicuiba, Brazil.
Following recent protests by animal rights activists, Sao Paulo has banned the use of animal testing in the cosmetics, perfume, and personal care industries.
Along with Twenty Years Later, Santiago is one of the most acclaimed Brazilian documentaries.
An interview with Kátia Lund, co-director of City of God—the Brazilian drama nominated for four Oscars in 2004.
Exploring the NS House, conceived by Galeazzo Design Agency, located in São Paulo, Brazil.
Claiming the app violates Brazilian law, a São Paulo man has filed a suit against the creators of man-ranking app Lulu.
What's happening at the Wex, 1/30–2/5
Music: Os Mutantes, "A Minha Menina"
A light rail system meant to help soccer fans get around host city Cuiaba will not be ready in time for the World Cup.
Mauro Vieira, Brazilian Ambassador to US, & Counselor Raphael Tosti enjoy @jenisicecreams. #wexviabrasil http://t.co/qfabA1dv0M
On 1/31, channel your inner Brazil. Join @wexarts's Via Brasil exhibition preview & celebration: http://ow.ly/t2AM8 #events
In its "Voices of Brazil" series, the Guardian interviews a Brazilian actor, activist, DJ, journalist, model, and more, asking what they want from 2014.
As part of its "Living Well, On Location" series, the Huffington Post has pulled together a list of the lessons to be learned from Brazil about living happily, healthfully, and well.
The final leg of the Independent's journey through Brazil—produced in association with Lonely Planet—wraps things up in the nation's most culturally diverse region.
Beatriz Milhazes in group show Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil at Wexner Center for the Arts. Opens 1 Feb. http://www.stephenfriedman.com/artists/beatriz-milhazes/news/beatriz-milhazes-in-group-show-at-wexner-center-for-the-arts/
"The global coffee market will face a shortage for the first time in three years in 2014–15 as the crop in Brazil, the world’s largest producer, will fall short of its potential, according to Volcafe Ltd."
Celebrate Cruzamentos at this free public reception with several of the artists in the exhibition and dance the night away to Brazilian beats.
Brazilian musician Hamilton de Hollanda's new album Mundo de Pixinguinha—"The World of Pixinguinha"—includes collaborations with Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés, French accordionist Richard Galliano, and American trumpeter Wynton Marsalis.
All teachers and administrators are warmly invited to join us, explore our galleries, and discover ways of connecting the works of Cruzamentos to their students and curriculum. ...
"Jaguar Land Rover is the latest automaker to announce plans to open a plant in Brazil, in order to capitalize on the market’s growing demand for premium vehicles."
Columbus, OH— February 7, 2011—The Wexner Center for the Arts and The Ohio State University have been awarded a $782,300 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a multidisciplinary, four-year initiative focusing on the vibrant visual and media arts culture in Brazil....
In the New York Times's Opinionator column, David Bornstein on the work of the Associação Saúde Criança (or children’s health association).
Elaine Louie on the works in Instituto Inhotim's most recent biennial, on display through 2015.
Criolo has cancelled his upcoming US tour due to an unforeseen delay with the release of his new album.
Brazil's posted trade surplus in November 2013 was more than five times expectations.
The results of the draw find Brazil starting against Croatia in the World Cup finals in June 2014.
“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
Fifty-nine inmates have been killed in a single northern Brazilian prison this year, according to a judicial report.
This extraordinary evening of films sets the stage for a winter of Brazilian culture and art at the Wexner Center.
In the final days of 2013, Brazil’s real strengthened the most among major currencies as the government’s budget deficit narrowed from the widest level in four years.
Analyzing the Afro-Brazilian culture and traditions seen in the video for the song "Blue" off of Beyoncé's 2013 self-titled album.
Parisian photographer Vincent Rosenblatt has been documenting Brazil's funk parties and funkeiros (dancers) over several years.
According to the head of the Swedish company's aerospace unit, Brazil is not likely to receive the first of its new fighter jets from Saab AB for more than four years.
More than 40 people have died due to torrential rains in the southeastern Brazilian states of Espirito Santo and Minas Gerais.
Bloomberg News on how Brazilian Presiden Dilma Rousseff has pledged to keep up the fight against inflation throughout her term.
All Things Considered explores the growing popularity of Brazilian food, both within Brazil and around the world.
Yatzer explores Brazilian DJ and collector Pil Marques's São Paulo home, decorated by Brazilian architect Guilherme Torres.
Forbes's Richard Aboulafia analyzes Brazil's choice in fighter jets.
The Wexner Center's Via Brasil initiative as featured in the Columbus Dispatch.
Arthur Virgilio, mayor of World Cup city Manaus, responds to fears and criticisms regarding the location of the 2014 games.
Rio de Janeiro is a frequent subject for Carioca Instagrammer Paulo del Valle (@paulodelvalle), and his insider images have been promoted via Instagram's Local Lens series.
BBC Sport's analysis of penalties leading up to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Specialist guides to the best shops in Rio, compiled by experts in art, design, food, and style.
A photographic fishing trip for the arapaima, the largest freshwater fish in South America (and a "living fossil").
Brazilian artist Lucia Koch offers a taste of what to expect in Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil with Night Fever, a video that evolved from a series of photographs that transform the insides of ordinary boxes into larger-than-life-sized architectural landscapes....
Art lovers and Brazilophiles won’t want to miss this major symposium featuring artists from the Cruzamentos exhibition and documentary film series, Brazilian and Wexner Center curators, and expert voices from Ohio State.
From the codirectors of international phenomenon City of God, News from a Personal War lays out the battle between Rio’s police forces and the drug dealers who dominate the slums (favelas) dramatically perched on the hillsides overlooking the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods....
The work of Brazilian artist Nazareno as seen at Miami's Brazil Art Fair, December 2013.
Caipirinhas and bolinhos at a Brazil-themed party in artist Vik Muniz's Brooklyn studio.
Claire de Oliveira Neto meets the residents of the Rio de Janeiro favela named for Nelson Mandela.
President Dilma Rousseff announced on her Twitter feed that the Brazilian government will raise the minimum wage by 6.78 percent to 724 reais ($310) per month in 2014.
Food & Wine's Ray Isle attempts to turn his wine-educated palate into a cachaça-smart one on a tasting tour of Brazil.
Brazil says it is not considering granting asylum to Edward Snowden even after the former US National Security Agency contractor offered to help investigate revelations that the NSA has spied on Brazilians and their president.
Shares in Sweden's Saab jumped almost 30% after it won a $4.5bn deal to supply Brazil with more than 30 fighter jets.
Join us for a conversation between these two exciting young artists featured in Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil, their first major exhibition in the US.
Novelist Vanessa Barbara takes to the New York Times's Opinion Pages to discuss writing as a profession in Brazil.
Time Out Rio de Janeiro rounds up the best sushi joints in the city.
Duncan Geere on how a new species of wildcat was discovered to be evolutionary distinct through DNA analysis of two wildcat populations in Brazil.
Researchers in the Baturite Mountains of Brazil have discovered a new species of prehensile-tailed porcupine.
Bosque da Ribeira, a residential project built by Anastasia Arquitetos in Nova Lima, a city near Belo Horizonte, project completed this year, and aims to outline the harmonious connection between the indoor living and the environment.
In Faith, director Ricardo Dias lets believers—from Catholics and practitioners of the African-derived Candomblé to UFO watchers—share their ideas about faith without judgment....
Luciani Gomes explores how start-up food businesses use Rio's beaches as testing grounds.
“A joyous, carnival-like treat.”—All About Jazz
Join us as Lúcia Costigan (Department of Spanish and Portuguese) and Jesus Lara (Knowlton School of Architecture) delve into the rich array of influences present in Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil.
A former electrical substation has been reborn as a new cultural hotspot—complete with resident artists—in downtown São Paulo.
Puma has named Solange Knowles as its new art director and creative consultant; Knowles's first collection will be a Brazil-inspired sneaker line.
Bibí Ferreira—or Bibí, as she's fondly called in Brazil—is considered by some the most important theater actor in Brazil, and continues to pack houses, even at age 91.
The 10th anniversary of Brazil's "Bolsa Familia" program, which helped bring 50 million people out of poverty.
The official site for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, June 12–July 13, 2014.
Part one of a two-part interview with the Chicago Reader.
Part two of a two-part interview with the Chicago Reader.
Vanessa Barbara, columnist for the Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo, explores how Brazilians are working to welcome international visitors to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
This captivating collaboration by two of Brazil’s leading contemporary artists looks at Carnival’s aftermath (the video’s title, in Portuguese, translates as “Ash Wednesday”) from an insect’s point of view.
The upcoming season at the Wex will see the culmination of Via Brasil—the four-year initiative focusing on the vibrant culture of Brazil—in a major exhibition, Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil; an expansive film series, Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary; education programs; and performing arts programming....
Cristiana Tejo, director of Museu de Arte Moderna Aloísio Magalhaes, Recife, Brazil, reflects on contemporary art, galleries, and the rise of young artists in Brazil over the past decade.
“No other film has ever managed to portray as deeply what is ingrained in the Brazilian unconscious.”—Luiz Carlos Merten, Estadão...
Brazil's labor market continues to experience steady growth, despite a weaker economy.
“It’s hard to express in words what our life is like in here, perhaps images work better.”—O prisioneiro da grade de ferro—Retratos
The Quietus walks with Boogarins through the duo's debut album As Plantas Que Curam.
Made by the artist’s nephew, this bold, complex documentary provides a kaleidoscopic filmic exaltation that allows us to enter into the artist’s dizzying, roiling life, art, and imagination.
Enormous photographs by Raquel Brust—part of an exhibition entitled Giganto—have been plastered across the columns supporting a major raised expressway in São Paulo.
"A dominant trend in [Brazil's] booming contemporary art scene is the notion of site-specificity. Indeed, Brazil is a very particular place, ripe with material and inspiration for artistic experimentation—and [Vik] Muniz and these nine compatriots are the proof."
"In March 2014, Fox will broadcast an episode of The Simpsons, which is in its 25th season on American television, that will feature a World Cup theme."
ArtReview's Oliver Basciano provides a look at the artists and works at SESC Pompéia.
Gary Lucas plays
Esta noite encarnarei no teu cadáver
(This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse)
by José Mojica Marins (aka Coffin Joe)
Gary Lucas plays
Esta noite encarnarei no teu cadáver
(This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse)
by José Mojica Marins (aka Coffin Joe)
Original music for the 1967 Brazilian cult horror classic.
BuzzFeed rounds up some of Brazil's tastiest traditional foods.
Entitled “Niemeyer’s Brasilia,” a series of photographs of the Brazilian capital by Andrew Prokos are among the winners at the International Photography Awards competition.
Forget that it’s winter outside and heat up your Valentine’s Day with music and passion from one of the most exciting moments in Brazil’s musical history.
The Guardian explores how Brazil's contemporary art scene benefits from domestic patronage and a growing global reputation.
BBC arts editor Will Gompertz travels to Brazil, where he reports on Rio's art scene and the effect global attention and money is having on the city's culture.
The BBC's Will Gompertz on Rio de Janeiro—"a new destination to add to the list of world cities which are centres for contemporary art."
“A blend of hip-hop, urban, and contemporary dance [that] knocked the ball out of the park.”—New York Times
Alex Atala, of D.O.M. in São Paulo, on Brazilian food outside of Brazil.
David Gonzalez on Paulo Siqueira, Nadia Shira Cohen, and their photo essay Japanese Brazilians.
Feijoada No. 1
Sufficient to serve 12 to 15 hungry people
5 cups black beans
1 pound jerk beef
1 small smoked tongue
½ pound Canadian bacon
1 pound fresh pork sausages
1 pound corned spareribs
1 pound smoked sausages or Portuguese sausages
2 pig’s feet
1 pound lean beef, halved
¼ pound lean bacon
1 tablespoon shortening
2 large chopped onions
3 crushed garlic cloves
1 chopped tomato (optional)
1 tablespoon chopped parsley (optional)
1 crushed hot pepper (optional)
A Trajectory in Underdevelopment: Paulo Emílio Salles Gomes, Cinema and Cinephilia in Brazil, an anthology edited by Maite Conde and Stephanie Dennison, brings...
Arroz de Haussá
2 cups uncooked rice (preferably long-grain rice)
3 tablespoons shortening
2-2¼ cups boiling water
1 teaspoon salt
1 pound jerk beef
1 onion, thinly sliced
ArtReview celebrates "the birth of a new generation of cultural institutions" in São Paulo.
Melissa Block, host of NPR's All Things Considered, shares her experiences reporting from Brazil in advance of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Brigadiers No. 1
2 cans condensed milk
4 tablespoons grated unsweetened chocolate
2 tablespoons butter
½ cup milk
¼ teaspoon vanilla
Chocolate sprinkles or cocoa
All Things Considered covers the rapidly growing appetite for Brazilian art.
Vatapá Naná Sá
1 pound clean fresh shrimp
2 pounds grouper or sea bass (cut into strips)
¼ cup olive oil
1 fresh tomato, chopped
1 onion, minced
1 malagueta pepper, chopped
1 coconut, grated, milk reserved
½ cup grounded roasted peanuts
¼ pound dried ground shrimp
3 or 4 tablespoons dendê oil
Salt and pepper
A review of Instituto Tomie Ohtake's exhibition Arquitectura Brasileira: Vista por grandes fotografos (Brazilian Architecture Seen by Great Photographers).
The Huffington Post's Zach Udko travels to Inhotim, in Brumadinho, Brazil.
Dwell gathered a dozen examples of Brazilian furniture design—including some iconic examples—as a primer on the Brazilian desginers everyone should know.
“No other film has ever managed to portray as deeply what is ingrained in the Brazilian unconscious.”—Luiz Carlos Merten, Estadão
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. ...
A New York Times profile on Ivete Sangalo, "the most popular female vocalist in Brazil."
Waste Land 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....
Tell Me More explores the history of Brazilian protest music—complete with soundtrack.
The debut film by Eduardo Nunes, who spent the past decade raising the money to make the movie, Southwest is one of the most distinctive features of the past year.
It's a tremendous honor to be able to welcome Academy Award-nominated Walter Salles to the Wexner Center to introduce Central Station, one of Empire magazine's 100 Best Films of World Cinema.
Time Out São Paulo speaks with New York curator Neville Wakefield about young Brazilian artists and what drives their work.
In advance of Walter Salles's visit, we're thrilled to be able to present a special advance screening of his highly anticipated new film, On the Road....
The Guardian on how "a former punk rocker, DJ and self-confessed party animal ... change[d] the way people think about Brazilian food."
The Raw Story on Brazil's thriving economy and its benefits for the country's art market.
Legendary director Nelson Perreira dos Santos w/us tonight as we screen his 1963 classic, BARREN LIVES http://t.co/XK1QboAopJ #wexviabrasil
At 7: Filmmaking great Nelson Perreira dos Santos is here to screen MUSIC ACCORDING TO TOM JOBIM. More: http://t.co/PrYaJE1zTB #wexviabrasil
Photographer Magda Biernat and her husband, illustrator Ian Webster, spend a month traveling through Brazil and photographing that late Oscar Niemeyer’s architecture.
Howie Kahn on Alex Atala of D.O.M., rated the best restaurant in South America and fourth best in the world.
How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman was dos Santos’s biggest international hit and a defining work of Cinema Novo’s tropicália phase.
In this universally acclaimed film, dos Santos recreates the memoirs of Graciliano Ramos, a celebrated Brazilian author (of Barren Lives, among other works).
“As important to Latin American cinema as [Jean-Luc Godard´s] Breathless is to European film.”—Toronto International Film Festival
This beautiful portrait of rural life in Brazil fuses fiction and documentary as it centers on Batsu, an 81-year-old woman trying to start over after her husband’s death.
Dos Santos is on hand to take your questions about this loving, tuneful film, a tribute to composer/musician Antonio Carlos “Tom” Jobim, who introduced Brazil and bossa nova to the world with “The Girl from Ipanema.”
After a screening of Barren Lives, one of his most acclaimed films, Dos Santos discusses the film and his career with Darlene J. Sadlier, author of Contemporary Film Directors: Nelson Pereira dos Santos....
Based on the ruthless novella by Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector, the wildly acclaimed Hour of the Star introduces us to Macabéa, a poor peasant girl from rural Brazil who heads to São Paulo for work after her aunt’s death....
“A confident and impressive first feature! Offers a sweetly seductive form of intoxication.”—Hollywood Reporter
This festive video rings in our ongoing Via Brasil project with an impressive display of choreographed physicality.
Voted the greatest Brazilian film ever made by the Cinemateca Brasileira in 1988 and championed by Orson Welles, Sergei Eisenstein, David Bowie, and Caetano Veloso, the now-restored Limite had been lost for decades.
“I’d put money on the likelihood that Brazil’s Kleber Mendonça Filho is on track to become a major filmmaker in the coming years. Neighboring Sounds is a thrilling discovery.”–Gavin Smith, Film Comment
"Rob Mazurek returns to Brazil and floats his cool blue cornet over a spellbinding collage of saturated textures, syncopated rhythms and electronics."—Time Out Chicago