Apr 5, 2014

OSU trustees OK a Brazil office

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.

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Apr 1-Apr 30
Rodrigo Braga, Mentira Repetida (Repeated Lie), 2011
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Rodrigo Braga
Mentira repetida (Repeated Lie)

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.

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Feb 8-Apr 19
Touring Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
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Walk-in Tours

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.

Sep 16
Jonathas de Andrade, O Levante (The Uprising), 2012

Exhibition | Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil

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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...

Sep 16
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Film Series | Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary

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The film series Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary seeks to explore just what is so extraordinary about the recent wave of significant documentaries...

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Feb 1-Apr 20
Jonathas de Andrade, O Levante (The Uprising), 2012
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Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil

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.

Apr 17, 2014

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It's a FREE gallery admission after 4PM kind of day today. CRUZAMENTOS open til 8PM. #wexviabrasil http://t.co/Ryc7SkfFwR

Apr 10, 2014

Brazil will not face coffee shortage after drought, industry says

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.

Apr 10, 2014

Advertising to children now illegal in Brazil

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.

Apr 4, 2014

Brazil 'rescues' cruise workers from 'slave-like conditions'

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.

Apr 11, 2014

Rio de Janeiro police face 'image problem'

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.

Apr 7, 2014

Brazil Follows IRS, Declares Bitcoin Gains Taxable

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.

Apr 7, 2014

World Cup may bring viral epidemic to Brazil

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.

Apr 1, 2014

Brazil Kicks Up Beer, Soda Tax

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.

Apr 4, 2014

Brazil: Naval Academy opens its doors to women

Selected from 3,355 applicants, these 12 Brazilian women are the first ever admitted to Brazil's Naval Academy officer training course.

Apr 7, 2014

Coffee jumps on renewed Brazil production worries

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.

Apr 8, 2014

Brazil's Government Gives Money to Women Because 'They're More Reliable'

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.

Apr 4, 2014

In Brazil, music for the flaunters and the wanters

Funk ostentacao, or ostentation funk, is a growing musical genre in Brazil, mixing a frenetic beat and conspicuous-consumption lyrics.

Apr 14, 2014

Brazilian House Music Maker FEDERICO SCAVO to Release 'Balada', Today

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.

Apr 12, 2014

Proof That Brazil Is World Cup Soccer's True Home

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.

Apr 3, 2014

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Free lecture, happening now: Christopher Gaffney on the impact of the World Cup & Olympics in Brazil. http://t.co/N1irMhS8kY #wexviabrasil

Apr 9, 2014

Brazil's largest city may ration water this year, utility says

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.

Apr 11, 2014

In Brazil, Usual Olympics Worry With Unusual Validity

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.

Apr 10, 2014

Artists from Italy and Brazil displayed in two inspired D.C. exhibits

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.

Apr 10, 2014

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.

Apr 2, 2014

Discover the Future of Brazilian Electronic Music on 'Hy Brazil Vol. 4'

A new series of compilation albums is trying to pin down exactly what contemporary Brazilian electronic music sounds like.

Apr 3, 2014

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Brighten up a gloomy Thurs. w/ FREE admission to CRUZAMENTOS after 4PM. @HeirloomCafe also open til 8. #wexviabrasil http://t.co/LFvnoM73CS

Apr 9, 2014

Brazil Allows Banks to Cut Opening Hours During Soccer World Cup

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.

Apr 5, 2014

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It's a Super Sunday tomorrow! #Free gallery tours, all-ages art activities, & more! #OSUarts #wexviabrasil http://t.co/wZzLAvAMcI

Apr 2, 2014

Brazilian World Cup Tourism Boom Seen Muted on Protests

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.

Apr 5, 2014

Brazilian leader Rousseff slips in poll on economic woes

According to a new poll, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff is losing approval as she prepares for elections in October.

Apr 4, 2014

Chevron Brazil faces criminal oil-spill charges, reinstated on appeal

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.

Apr 7, 2014

Work resumes in part of Brazil World Cup stadium

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.

Apr 1, 2014

Brazil armed forces to probe dictatorship abuses

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.

Apr 15, 2014

Behind Brazil's low unemployment, a quest for education

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.

Apr 4, 2014

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Make this Sunday super w/ free all day activities for all ages celebrating our CRUZAMENTOS exhibition. #wexviabrasil http://t.co/kdOXwGsa7W

Apr 4, 2014

Brazil will propose global Internet governance rules

A so-called Internet Bill of Rights is being pushed into global view—an initiative which may soon become law in Brazil.

Apr 8, 2014

Lollapalooza Brazil 2014: Phoenix, Arcade Fire, Lorde Rock São Paulo

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.

Apr 13, 2014

Brazilian ecologists launch app to reduce roadkill

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.

Apr 13, 2014

Deep in Brazil's jungle, host city poses wild challenge for World Cup

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.

Apr 8, 2014

Brazil's energy giant Petrobras is mired in controversy

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.

Apr 14, 2014

Fitch Reaffirms Brazil's Credit Worthiness

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.

Apr 3, 2014

Police sentenced over Brazil Carandiru jail massacre

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."

Apr 12, 2014

Grand Visions Fizzle in Brazil

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.

Apr 6, 2014

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Super Sunday going strong w/ FREE all ages activities til 5. Celebrate all things CRUZAMENTOS w/ us. #wexviabrasil http://t.co/S8StyliTYE

Apr 17, 2014

The 50-year snooze

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.

Apr 4, 2014

São Paulo Fashion Week

Reuters collects highlights from the runway and backstage at São Paulo Fashion week.

Apr 14, 2014

Brazil's Campos to run for president with environmentalist

Eduardo Campos, a business-friendly socialist and two-time governor of Pernambuco state, will seek the Brazilian presidency, running alongside popular environmentalist Marina Silva.

Apr 8, 2014

At home, Brazil clear favorite to win Group A

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.

Apr 10, 2014

Brazil Senator Maggi Joins Forbes Billionaire List

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.

Apr 5, 2014

Beyond Brahma: Brazil’s 10 Best Craft Beers

Beer specialist Edu Passarelli, co-owner of Aconchego Carioca, helps distill the exploding craft beer scene to the 10 best beers in Brazil today.

Apr 1, 2014

Brazilian Footballers Ask For Common Sense

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.

Apr 6, 2014

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Super Sunday starts at noon! All day activities for all ages all FREE. Celebrate CRUZAMENTOS w/ us. #wexviabrasil http://t.co/wZzLAvAMcI

Apr 3, 2014

‘Between Frames’ Documentary Spotlights A Century of Brazilian Animation

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.

Apr 8, 2014

Kicking and Screening: celebrating soccer films from Brazil to Egypt

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.

Apr 11, 2014

Man who eats, sleeps and dresses Brazilian football

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.

Apr 10, 2014

Brazil’s Vicente Ferraz Sets ‘Bastards’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Brazil’s Vicente Ferraz—ambitious director of I Am Cuba, The Siberian MammothRoad 47—has announced his next film: Bastards, about a slave battalion in the 1864–70 Paraguay War.

Apr 14, 2014

Why Most Brazilian Women Get C-Sections

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.

Apr 4, 2014

Brazilian artist to transform salvaged wood into furniture for Vancouver Biennale

Artist Hugo Franca is using his intuitive process to turn a large piece of driftwood into public furniture.

Apr 2, 2014

Brazil’s Campana Brothers talk design and their latest revelry

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.

Apr 11, 2014

ESPN Expects Brazil World Cup to 'Significantly' Outpace South Africa

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.

Apr 15, 2014

Brazil World Cup stewards: Only 20% trained

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.

Apr 11, 2014

FIFA medical chief ‘hates’ Brazil drug test doubts

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.

Apr 15, 2014

A Deadly Decade for Environmentalists

Slate explores why Brazil has been called "the most dangerous country in the world for environmentalists."

Apr 9, 2014

This is the biggest swarm of genetically modified mosquitoes ever set free

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.

Apr 6, 2014

Bootstrapping Into Brazil’s Travel Metasearch Market With Voopter

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.

Apr 16, 2014

New Music and Images from Brazil's Boogarins

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.

Apr 5, 2014

Brazil’s Central Bank on a Mission to Get People to Use Banks

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.

Apr 11, 2014

Petrobras HQ raided by Brazil police in money-laundering probe

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.

Mar 31, 2014

As Brazil marks 50th anniversary of the coup, more people open up about the dictatorship

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.

Mar 13, 2014

Brazil targets 1m with Olympic language training

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.

Mar 14, 2014

Miami Film Festival Diary: Brazil comes on strong in 'A Wolf at the Door' and 'Man of the Crowd'

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."

Mar 4, 2014

Black Orpheus: How a French Film Introduced the World to Brazil

The Smithsonian explores the history of the 1959 film, clips of which have been revived in an Arcade Fire music video.

Mar 25, 2014

Brazil Drought Rewarding Coffee Hoarders as Prices Soar

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.

Mar 2, 2014

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1st Sun. of the month=FREE gallery admission. See the vibrant CRUZAMENTOS 11AM-6PM.#wexviabrasil http://t.co/nAh2NbORoA

Mar 5, 2014

Brazil pulls a Mighty Ducks, changes uniforms at halftime

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.

Mar 27, 2014

@wexarts

"The dance, the movement, the choreography is very important."-Cao Guimarães on his short film of children play-fighting #wexviabrasil

Mar 12, 2014

Brazil in World Cup waste recycling push

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.

Mar 22, 2014

Braving perilous Drake Passage to Brazil's Antarctic base

Phys.org details the trip to King George Island—the largest of the South Shetland Islands and home to Brazil's Antarctic research base.

Mar 16, 2014

Brazil to Launch a Satellite in December

The Brazilian Space Agency (AEB) confirmed that Brazil will launch a new satellite in partnership with China in December.

Mar 6, 2014

Brazil looks to boost revenue, ease rules in 4G auction: source

According to a government source, Brazil is considering ways in which to increase the cost of wireless broadcast permits in exchange for worse coverage.

Mar 1, 2014

The Soundtrack Of The World's Biggest Street Party

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.

Mar 27, 2014

@wexarts

Today's the day! Our CRUZAMENTOS symposium with Brazilian artists & experts starts at 9:30. http://t.co/Ny5E899TvZ #osuarts #wexviabrasil

Mar 27, 2014

Brazil: Internet 'bill of rights' approved in key vote

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.

Mar 19, 2014

BRAZIL’S GROWING CULINARY CARNIVAL

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.

Mar 30, 2014

Brazil's Galeria Estação to Debut at Outsider Art Fair, 5/8-11

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.

Mar 6, 2014

Brazil posts second straight trade deficit in February

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.

Mar 26, 2014

Brazil will win World Cup with state-of-the-art base: Scolari

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.

Mar 12, 2014

16 Brazilian Snacks That Will Make Your Sweet Tooth Go Crazy

Buzzfeed counts down—and ranks on a scale of "sugary-ness"—some of the most popular Brazilian treats.

Mar 27, 2014

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"Since I couldn't play an instrument, I would paint."-CRUZAMENTOS artist Vânia Mignone (2/2) #wexviabrasil http://t.co/qfGm1o2mig

Mar 26, 2014

Victor Biglione: The Best Of Brazil's Best?

A brief profile of Brazilian guitarist Victor Biglione, as well as thoughts on his current album, The Gentle Rain.

Mar 24, 2014

Brazil World Cup city 'may drop out'

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.

Mar 20, 2014

Brazil's president holds wide lead ahead of re-election bid: poll

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.

Mar 29, 2014

Brazilian plane makes emergency landing with no front wheels

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.

Mar 14, 2014

@wexarts

The remarkable THE HILLS OF DISORDER tonight as part of our CRUZAMENTOS doc series. 7PM. #wexviabrasil http://t.co/YOMVWAOOYM

Mar 28, 2014

Brazil out of tune on timing but they 'will find a way'

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.

Mar 7, 2014

Brazil wins four events on day one of the South American Games

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.

Mar 28, 2014

@wexarts

Catch a buzz (a coffee buzz) w/ us Sat. @crimsoncup visits for Brazilian coffee tasting. #wexviabrasil http://t.co/ne7AGakBmQ

Mar 23, 2014

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There's less than a month left to explore our groundbreaking CRUZAMENTOS exhibition. Open 11AM-6PM. #wexviabrasil http://t.co/8xRfkSDPWn

Mar 11, 2014

Brazil Plans to Build Aircraft Carrier, Defense Minister Says

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.

Mar 27, 2014

Discoveries Challenge Beliefs on Humans’ Arrival in the Americas

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.

Mar 26, 2014

@wexarts

Hear @OhioState students talk Brazilian art & film in our galleries today. FREE talk 4PM. #wexviabrasil #osuarts http://t.co/6fHrh6xIrH

Mar 21, 2014

Olympics-IOC tells Brazil to speed up pace of 2016 planning

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.

Mar 27, 2014

@wexarts

CRUZAMENTOS "shows the global context of the art, & it reflects in Brazil an internal globalization."--Paulo Venancio Filho #wexviabrasil

Mar 20, 2014

Brazil’s ‘Constitution Of The Internet’ Puts Net Neutrality In The Spotlight

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.

Mar 31, 2014

Brazil's president remembers coup victims 50 years on

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.

Mar 28, 2014

Brazil: street art makes its mark

Financial times traces perceptions of graffiti in Brazil, a transition fraught with contradictions for both collectors and artists.

Mar 27, 2014

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"This is a project that has permeated every corner of the Wexner Center."--Director Sherri Geldin on #wexviabrasil http://t.co/pdBYBHfgqP

Mar 3, 2014

Moving Beyond Brazil: the Work of the Late Artist Mira Schendel

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.

Mar 7, 2014

Brazil’s IMF Director Urges Lender Not to Bend Rules for Ukraine

Brazil’s representative at the International Monetary Fund cautioned against enabling a large loan to Ukraine under pressure from Europe and the US.

Mar 20, 2014

Brazil launches price-fixing probe into 18 companies

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.

Mar 27, 2014

@wexarts

"We're never going to find the distinction btwn documentary &fiction like we find btwn animals &reptiles"-Fernão Pessoa Ramos #wexviabrasil

Mar 16, 2014

Barcelona, AC Milan and Brazil legend Rivaldo retires aged 41

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.

Mar 4, 2014

Brazil: Rio rubbish collectors to end carnival strike

Authorities in Rio de Janeiro say an agreement has been reached with trash collectors to end the disruptive three-day strike.

Mar 9, 2014

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Galleries up. CRUZAMENTOS open til 6. #WexViaBrasil http://t.co/46oZhYH55l

Mar 7, 2014

UBS's Brazil unit to make quiet return to investment banking: sources

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.

Mar 19, 2014

Brazilian Billionaire Creates Plan to Beat Death

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.

Mar 13, 2014

Brazil Boosts Utility Drought Relief With $5 Billion

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.

Mar 12, 2014

Mineral hints at bright blue rocks deep in the Earth

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.

Mar 10, 2014

Brazil Soccer Federation Complains About Hyundai World Cup Ad

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.

Mar 21, 2014

Brazil says it will host IndyCar race in 2015

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.

Mar 9, 2014

Brazil inaugurates another World Cup stadium

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.

Mar 29, 2014

Sabesp Says Brazil’s Lack of Rain May Force ‘Drastic’ Measures

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.

Mar 1, 2014

Designs of the Year 2014

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.

Mar 27, 2014

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"I used to say that I photograph as a painter and I make videos as a photographer."-Rodrigo Braga #wexviabrasil http://t.co/yY88aJkM3N

Mar 31, 2014

World Cup Won’t Be a Game Changer for Brazil

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.

Mar 15, 2014

Transgender Models Prosper in Brazil, Where Carnival and Faith Reign

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.

Mar 30, 2014

@wexarts

Galleries up for CRUZAMENTOS. Free for members and students. #wexviabrasil http://t.co/sdWcIbIFji

Mar 13, 2014

@wexarts

Get here tonight: FREE gallery admission to CRUZAMENTOS after 4PM. @HeirloomCafe and @WexStore open til 8PM. #wexviabrasil

Mar 21, 2014

Brazil to declare no-fly zone over World Cup stadiums

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.

Mar 26, 2014

@wexarts

1 day til our CRUZAMENTOS symposium. Hear artists & scholars tackle our current exhibition. #wexviabrasil http://t.co/Ny5E899TvZ

Mar 16, 2014

@wexarts

Hear directly from CRUZAMENTOS artists in this series of video interviews. Galleries open now. #wexviabrasil http://t.co/DC8GmP96wz

Mar 9, 2014

Contemporary Country House Inspiring Freedom and Serenity in Brazil

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.

Mar 30, 2014

Brazil police: worker likely without safety cable

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.

Mar 28, 2014

Brazil grows wary of Venezuela under Maduro, reduces support

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.

Mar 7, 2014

Was Brazil's Belo Monte Dam A Bad Idea?

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.

Mar 1, 2014

@wexarts

The great guitarist @lucasgary here tonight (Sat) to perform a live score to a Coffin Joe cult classic. #wexviabrasil http://t.co/HXK0NXd5Cn

Mar 5, 2014

Brazilian Soccer God Neymar Nabs Cutest Pitch Invader Ever

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.

Feb 28, 2014

Andrew Prokos Announces 'Brazil: Night & Day' Exhibition, 4/3-25

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.

Feb 9, 2014

@wexarts

Galleries open at 11AM today for CRUZAMENTOS. @DispatchAlerts on the show: http://t.co/BKESsAA4u7 #wexviabrasil

Feb 21, 2014

Brazil puts the arts in the pockets of the poor with new cultural coupon scheme

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.

Feb 14, 2014

@wexarts

At 4PM @HeirloomCafe's Valentine's menu is available. Grab a bite before tonight's screening of A NIGHT IN 67. #BuckeyeLove #wexviabrasil

Feb 17, 2014

Want Brazil World Cup 2014 tickets? Clock's ticking, odds slim

According to FIFA, there are more than 10 times more requests for tickets than the inventory available (about 3 million tickets).

Feb 1, 2014

@wexarts

Don't forget: if you've got a ticket to our screening of TROPICALIA tonight, you also get free admission to our galleries. #wexviabrasil

Feb 27, 2014

New threat to Brazil's breadbasket: a pesky caterpillar

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).

Feb 14, 2014

Major League Gaming expands to Brazil with its first international franchise

Major League Gaming—in partnership with Brazil-based sports entertainment company Grupo Águia—has launched its first international franchise: MLG Brasil.

Feb 19, 2014

In Brazil, Fast Fashion Heats Up

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.

Feb 2, 2014

Brazil's Music Market Simmers At Midem

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.

Feb 22, 2014

@wexarts

Learn more about our #wexviabrasil project w/ videos, bios, news, and more: http://t.co/GzkknYtoY1. CRUZAMENTOS open til 8PM.

Feb 28, 2014

From Recife, Brazil, 3 Rhythms Get The Carnival Party Started

All Things Considers on the three types of music synonymous with Carnival in Brazil: frevo, caboclinhos, and maracatu.

Feb 20, 2014

Brazil telecom Oi files for $5.9 billion share offering

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.

Feb 28, 2014

Dive into Brazilian psych rock with Boogarins

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.

Feb 4, 2014

@wexarts

CRUZAMENTOS artists Luiza Baldan & Gisele Camargo in a FREE conversation today (Tue) at 4:30PM. #wexviabrasil http://t.co/w22RIjUvzz

Feb 12, 2014

Brazil wants to regulate its hip-hop industry

The move could mean overtime benefits, technical classes, and more for the nation's MCs and DJs.

Feb 27, 2014

Urban dance company to give hip-hop ‘the Brazilian influence’ in Columbus show

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.

Feb 27, 2014

@wexarts

The great Hélio Oiticica is examined in tonight's CRUZAMENTOS documentary. 7PM. #wexviabrasil http://t.co/pMvzCSb8hO

Feb 14, 2014

SOCHI SCENE: Happy landing for Brazil

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.

Feb 1, 2014

@wexarts

Welcome to the Wex #OSUnewprez Michael Drake! W/ wife Brenda & Wex Dir. Sherri Geldin at CRUZAMENTOS. #wexviabrasil http://t.co/PiIsa5dkNK

Feb 5, 2014

Blackouts in Brazil: Power to the people

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.

Feb 27, 2014

Doomsday Seed Vault's New Adds: 'Space Beer' Barley, Brazil Beans

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.

Feb 27, 2014

Faced With Cancer, This 8-Year-Old Chef Started His Own Gourmet Cooking Show

Recovering from leukemia, 8-year-old Arthur Gonzaga is a young chef from Minas Gerais, Brazil with his very own cooking show on YouTube.

Filmmaker

Gabriel Mascaro

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary
Feb 3, 2014

A Proud Daughter Sways to Her Own Beat, While Dancing With Her Past

A New York Times review of a concert by Brazilian singer Maria Rita.

Feb 10, 2014

Brazil's Maria Rita Rediscovers Her Mother Through Music

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.

Feb 10, 2014

Brazil water project, long delayed, gets election year boost

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.

Feb 13, 2014

@wexarts

RT @BroadAndHigh: Check out our video of Lucia Koch's mirror installation in the Wex lobby! http://t.co/6BTnP4azsh #wexviabrasil @wexarts …

Feb 15, 2014

Apple opens its first store in Brazil, a key market

Brazil—one of the fastest-growing smartphone markets in the world—welcomed its first Apple Store, located in Rio de Janeiro.

Feb 6, 2014

@wexarts

Thurs=FREE gallery admission after 4PM. See CRUZAMENTOS tonight. @HeirloomCafe also open late. #wexviabrasil http://t.co/APeg0PdkSm …

Feb 27, 2014

@wexarts

THURS=FREE gallery admission after 4PM. See CRUZAMENTOS and grab a bite at @HeirloomCafe (open til 8). #wexviabrasil http://t.co/R1MDcmiQIg

Feb 10, 2014

@wexarts

Weds. night @WOSU's @BroadAndHigh features Lucia Koch's stunning CRUZAMENTOS installation: http://t.co/EEDUpOb1Uj #wexviabrasil

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Apr 9
Madame Satã Trailer
Retrospective: Karim Aïnouz

Madame Satã

Aïnouz’s debut feature, Madame Satã, remains his best-known work in the states.

pp
Mar 26
Dias & Riedweg, O Espelho e a Tarde, 2011
Gallery Talks

Landscaping the Visible

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.

Feb 8, 2014

Rio: Brazil's silicon beach

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.

Feb 16, 2014

Brazilian women’s bobsled pairing shakes off scary crash

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.

Feb 25, 2014

Flying man in wingsuit comes close to crashing into Rio's Jesus statue

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.

Feb 20, 2014

@wexarts

Thurs=FREE gallery admission after 4PM. See CRUZAMENTOS for free, then grab dinner in @HeirloomCafe (open til 8). #wexviabrasil

Feb 24, 2014

Brazil, Europe plan undersea cable to skirt U.S. spying

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.

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Apr 6
Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
Super Sunday

Super Sunday: Olá Brasil!

Celebrate and explore the groundbreaking exhibition Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil through a variety of interactive experiences for all ages, and all for free!

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Mar 29
Touring Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
GenWex Presents

Drink It In: Brazilian Brews

Coffee aficionados won’t want to miss this installment of our Drink It In series.

Feb 2, 2014

Broken Screens: Eduardo Coutinho, 1933–2014

Pablo Villaça, a Far Flung Correspondent for RogerEbert.com, remembers the late filmmaker Eduardo Coutinho.

Feb 25, 2014

Adidas pulls raunchy World Cup T-shirts at Brazil's request

Adidas agreed to stop selling two World Cup T-shirts after Brazil's government complained that they associated the country with sexual tourism.

Feb 21, 2014

@wexarts

Tonight (Fri): thrilled to host the Cols. debut of Gabriel Mascaro's doc HOUSEMAIDS as part of #wexviabrasil. 7PM. http://t.co/Uuxt3nbV8O

Feb 2, 2014

@wexarts

1st Sunday of the month means FREE gallery admission starting at 11AM. CRUZAMENTOS on view now. #wexviabrasil http://t.co/RfB85jZGUp

Feb 26, 2014

Cyro Baptista brings voodoo jazz to the Warhol

Percussionist Cyro Baptista speaks with the Pittsburgh City Paper on his Banquet of the Spirits, candomblé, and cultural cannibalism.

Feb 1, 2014

Wexner Center Store: Via Brasil

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.

Feb 27, 2014

Like a lingering cloud of tear gas: how do you reconcile the two Brazils?

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.

Feb 21, 2014

@wexarts

What's happening at the Wex between today and 2/26? This guy knows. #osuarts #wexarts #wexviabrasil @… http://t.co/UZ5F3aQMCQ

Feb 1, 2014

@wexarts

CRUZAMENTOS doc film series continues tonight at 7 w/ TROPICALIA, a vivid look at the iconic movement. #wexviabrasil http://t.co/5B3mFI8nyz

Feb 3

Eduardo Coutinho (1933–2014)

Chris Stults, associate curator of film/video and organizer of Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary, offers his thoughts on filmmaker Eduardo Coutinho.

Exactly three minutes before...

Feb 19, 2014

@wexarts

Tonight (Weds) on @WOSU's @BroadAndHigh learn more about our major CRUZAMENTOS documentary series. 7:30 PM. #wexviabrasil

Feb 27, 2014

As Brazil Gears Up For Olympics, Some Poor Families Get Moved Out

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.

Feb 11, 2014

Brazil launches program to save the armadillo

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.

Feb 12, 2014

World Cup 2014 Odds Favor Host Brazil, Defending Champs Spain Fourth Betting Pick

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.

Jan 21, 2014

@wexarts

The CRUZAMENTOS documentary series (the largest of its kind presented in N. America) begins Weds. #WexViaBrasil
http://t.co/yKSxtqBYXi

Jan 30, 2014

Via Brasil!: Wexner Center shifts focus to contemporary Brazilian art and culture

An exploration of the Wexner Center's Via Brasil initiative, featuring interviews with curators and artists.

Jan 23, 2014

@SFGalleryLondon

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/

Jan 9, 2014

ART: Real Life Instagram

Brazilian artist Bruno Ribeiro has been turning London landmarks into real-life Instagram photos by placing cardboard-framed filters in front of tourist spots.

Jan 23, 2014

New River Dolphin Species Found in Brazil, First Since 1918

Researchers have discovered a new species of river dolphin in Brazil's Araguaia River.

Filmmaker

Marcelo Machado

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary
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Mar 28
From the Window of My Room
Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary

Limbo, Brasília, and other short films
Two-Way Street

Cao Guimarães has one of the most distinctive and admired bodies of work in contemporary Brazilian filmmaking.

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Apr 3
Christopher Gaffney
Cosponsored Lectures, Readings, and Symposia

Christopher Gaffney
Contesting the Games: The Urban and Social Impacts of Mega-events in Brazil

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.

Press Release

Jan 3, 2014

Via Brasil Goes Online with New Website

Ver em Português

As it readies for the culmination of Via Brasil, a multiyear initiative exploring the art and culture of Brazil, the Wexner Center has launched a new companion website, wexarts.org/viabrasil. This dynamic and complex site...

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Mar 7
Iracema
Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary

Iracema
All Is Brazil

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.

Jan 4, 2014

Traveller's Guide: Brazilian Amazon

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.

Jan 30, 2014

'Cruzamentos' aims to cross borders in art at the Wexner Center

The Lantern traces the roots of the Wexner Center's Via Brasil initiative back to it inception in 2011.

Jan 31, 2014

U.S. Brazil Relations with Ambassador of Brazil Mauro Vieira

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.

Artist

Tatiana Blass

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
Jan 24, 2014

Brazilian techie gets biggest Facebook payout to date

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.

Jan 23, 2014

Apple begins teasing its first Brazil Store with colorful signage

Apple has started to tease its first store in Brazil, which will be located inside of Rio de Janeiro's Village Mall.

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Apr 10
Trailer  Rendez-vous Pictures "The Silver Cliff" by Karim Aïnouz
Retrospective: Karim Aïnouz

The Silver Cliff

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.

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Mar 27
Cabra Marcado para Morrer - Eduardo Coutinho
Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary

Twenty Years Later

“One of the ten greatest films of all time.”—Kleber Mendonça Filho, director of Neighboring Sounds

Jan 27, 2014

Brazil-funded port inaugurated in Cuba

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.

Jan 20, 2014

@wexarts

.@ColumbusAlive's @jesse_tigges sits down w/ artist Lucia Koch to talk #wexviabrasil & more. CRUZAMENTOS opens 2/1. http://t.co/bznszEHeAr

Jan 31, 2014

No Passport Required

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.

Jan 21, 2014

@wexarts

Artist Lucia Koch talks w/ @WOSU's @BroadAndHigh about her CRUZAMENTOS installation. #wexviabrasil http://t.co/mg5kUBaTaY

Jan 27, 2014

Bem-vindo From São Paulo: Introducing the Brasil Post

The Huffington Post has launched its first South American edition—the Brasil Post.

Jonathas de Andrade, O Levante (The Uprising), 2012

Press Release

Jan 3, 2014

North America’s Largest Survey Of Brazilian Documentaries Begins at the Wex Next Month

Ver em Português

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...

Jan 21, 2014

Rio's Giant Christ Statue Damaged by Lightning

Perrin Doniger details the damage sustained when lightning struck Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue.

Jan 18, 2014

Traveller's Guide: Central Brazil

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.

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Feb 7
Luiza Baldan, Untitled (from the Pinturinhas series), 2009
Via Brasil

Fidelity’s OSU Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day

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.

Artist

Claudia Andujar

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
Jan 22, 2014

@wexarts

The largest series of contemporary Brazilian documentaries begins tonight. 7PM. #WexViaBrasil http://t.co/iF5jek0IwC

Jan 28, 2014

Brazil Now Has Its Own Judge Dredd Megazine—And It’s 'Damn Magnetic' For Readers

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.

Jan 30, 2014

Brazilian Street Feasts: Andy Bates on eating his way around the World Cup nation

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.

Jan 7, 2014

wexarts

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

Jan 18, 2014

@wexarts

Finishing touches on Lucia Koch's new installation in our lobby and cafe area. #wexviabrasil #Repost… http://t.co/KPiR7XisEZ

Jan 28, 2014

Week-long Campus Party Brazil begins

Approximately 160,000 people are expected to attend São Paulo's seventh annual Campus Party—a weeklong technology festival for hackers, gamers, and more.

Jan 19, 2014

Brazil’s Latest Clash With Its Urban Youth Takes Place at the Mall

Thousands of teenagers are taking to shopping malls in Brazil; in the New York Times, Simon Romero reports on these recent rolezinhos (little strolls).

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Mar 31
Diário de Uma Busca (trailer)
Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary

Diary, Letters, Revolutions

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.

Jan 21, 2014

The Monorail Gets a Second Life in São Paulo

The city of São Paulo is getting a monorail—just in time for the 2014 World Cup.

Jan 1, 2014

Special Feature: 'Directory of World Cinema: Brazil'

Adam Lowes reviews Intellect's recent publication, Directory of World Cinema: Brazil.

Jan 4, 2014

Brazil's Silva plans to run for vice president with Campos: Globo

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.

Jan 27, 2014

Brazil Faces Another Round of Anti-World Cup Demonstrations

The first anti-World Cup demonstrations of 2014 found 2,000 people marching through the streets of São Paulo.

Jan 1, 2014

Brazil's Social Media Boom Sparks Calls For New Privacy Laws

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.

Jan 5, 2014

Brazil World Cup: Government moves against 'abusive' air fares

According to Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff's chief of staff, foreign airlines may be allowed to operate internal flights during the 2014 World Cup.

Jan 30, 2014

@wexarts

Reporter @Jesse_Tigges from @ColumbusAlive delivers an in-depth cover feature on #wexviabrasil in this week's issue: http://t.co/LC9NBkBXot

Jan 16, 2014

Dance Tracks of the Week: Brazil's 40% Foda/Maneirissimo Label Is 100% Awesome

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.

Jan 23, 2014

@geostadia

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

Jan 27, 2014

Debt-ridden Brazilian clubs facing reality check

Brazil's soccer clubs are enjoying increased income, but still having issues paying players and settling debts.

Jan 11, 2014

Traveller's Guide: North-east Brazil

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.

Jan 31, 2014

Artist collective adds the colour of Brazil's protests to its palette

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.

Jan 6, 2014

Ohio State set to open Brazil Gateway office in 2014

The newest Ohio State Global Gateway office is poised to open in São Paulo, Brazil by early fall 2014.

Dias & Riedweg, O Espelho e a Tarde, 2011

Press Release

Jan 3, 2014

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil Opens February 1

Ver em Português

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...

Jan 31, 2014

@wexarts

CRUZAMENTOS opening celebration is in full swing. Dance party 9-11PM. #wexviabrasil

Filmmaker

Paulo Sacramento

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary
Jan 10, 2014

Hope Under the Grip of Oppression

A review of Paulo Bruscky: Art Is Our Last Hope, on view at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.

Jan 5, 2014

wexarts

More #WexViaBrasil background. CRUZAMENTOS exhibition opening party is 1/31. http://t.co/yProvnQV2g

Jan 5, 2014

In São Paulo, Organic Markets Are Beginning To Take Off

Organic produce is getting more affordable in Brazil as demand increases in states such as São Paulo and Minas Gerais.

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Mar 1-Mar 31
Vera Cruz [english version]
The Box

Rosângela Rennó
Vera Cruz

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.”

Filmmaker

Rodrigo Siqueira

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary
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Mar 14
The Hills of Disorder
Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary

The Hills of Disorder

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.

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Apr 16
Love For Sale - Trailer
Retrospective: Karim Aïnouz

Love for Sale
I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You

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.

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Mar 5
Justice
Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary

Justice
Like Water through Stone

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.

Jan 30, 2014

@wexarts

More great #wexviabrasil coverage from @614Magazine's Kevin Elliott. CRUZAMENTOS opening celebration is Fri. night. http://t.co/BjTNKZj8LV

Jan 24, 2014

@ExpCols

Housemaids (Domestica) by Gabriel Mascaro, 2012: February 21, 2014 / Wexner Center for the Arts http://tinyurl.com/l2xh55q 

Jan 3, 2014

wexarts

All you need to know about our multiyear, multidisciplinary #WexViaBrasil project is all in one place: http://t.co/GzkknYbfJT

Jan 30, 2014

Brazil's Unemployment Rate Hits Record Low

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.

Press Release

Jan 3, 2014

Via Brasil Brings Focus On Brazilian Art & Culture Multidisciplinary, Multiyear Initiative Features Major Exhibition & Film Series

Ver em Português

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...

Jan 3, 2014

Oscar Niemeyer Designs Brazilian Chocolate

The Wall Street Journal on Brazilian chocolatier Aquim's rare Q0 chocolates, created with architect Oscar Niemeyer prior to his death in 2012.

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Mar 21
O fim e o princípio Leocádio.mp4
Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary

The End and the Beginning
Look at Me Again

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.

Jan 21, 2014

Brazil moving on LatAm’s 1st govt crash test site

Brazil's government announced that it will launch Latin America’s first government-run auto crash test center.

Jan 29, 2014

@wexarts

We're getting ready to celebrate the CRUZAMENTOS opening on Friday night. We hope we see your face. #wexviabrasil: http://t.co/ev0CjYJGg6

Jan 21, 2014

Carapicuiba House, Brazil

Angelo Bucci and Alvaro Putoni's design for Carapicuiba House integrates the home's natural surroundings in Carapicuiba, Brazil.

Jan 23, 2014

Brazil's São Paulo state bans animal testing

Following recent protests by animal rights activists, Sao Paulo has banned the use of animal testing in the cosmetics, perfume, and personal care industries.

Artist

Rosângela Rennó

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
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Apr 3
Santiago
Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary

Santiago
Playing

Along with Twenty Years Later, Santiago is one of the most acclaimed Brazilian documentaries.

Jan 9, 2014

Heroines of Cinema: Kátia Lund, the Oscar-Nominated Director Who Never Was

An interview with Kátia Lund, co-director of City of God—the Brazilian drama nominated for four Oscars in 2004.

Jan 3, 2014

An Oasis of Relaxation: NS Residence In Sao Paulo, Brazil

Exploring the NS House, conceived by Galeazzo Design Agency, located in São Paulo, Brazil.

Jan 11, 2014

Brazilian Man Sues Date-Ranking App Lulu

Claiming the app violates Brazilian law, a São Paulo man has filed a suit against the creators of man-ranking app Lulu.

Jan 30, 2014

@wexarts

What's happening at the Wex, 1/30–2/5
Music: Os Mutantes, "A Minha Menina"
#WexViaBrasil… http://t.co/AdqWunDKzE

Jan 7, 2014

Tram in Brazil not ready for World Cup

A light rail system meant to help soccer fans get around host city Cuiaba will not be ready in time for the World Cup.

Jan 31, 2014

@wexarts

Mauro Vieira, Brazilian Ambassador to US, & Counselor Raphael Tosti enjoy @jenisicecreams. #wexviabrasil http://t.co/qfabA1dv0M

Jan 28, 2014

@OhioState

On 1/31, channel your inner Brazil. Join @wexarts's Via Brasil exhibition preview & celebration: http://ow.ly/t2AM8  #events

Jan 25, 2014

Voices of Brazil: 'Our hour has arrived'

In its "Voices of Brazil" series, the Guardian interviews a Brazilian actor, activist, DJ, journalist, model, and more, asking what they want from 2014.

Artist

Brígida Baltar

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
Jan 28, 2014

What Brazil Can Teach The World About Living Well

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.

Jan 25, 2014

Traveller's Guide: South-east Brazil

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.

Jan 23, 2014

@SFGalleryLondon

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/

Jan 6, 2014

Brazil’s Crop to Tip Coffee Market Into Shortage, Volcafe Says

"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."

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Jan 31
Laura Belém, Venice of Brazil, 2007
Via Brasil

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
Exhibition Preview and Celebration

Celebrate Cruzamentos at this free public reception with several of the artists in the exhibition and dance the night away to Brazilian beats.

Jan 3, 2014

Pushing A Tradition Forward, Bandolim In Hand

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.

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Feb 18
Dias & Riedweg, O Espelho e a Tarde, 2011
Via Brasil

Teacher Tour Night

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. ...

Dec 9, 2013

Jaguar Land Rover to Build Cars in Brazil from 2016

"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."

Press Release

Feb 7, 2011

Mellon Foundation Grant awarded to Wexner Center to support art and artists of Brazil

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....

Dec 11, 2013

Helping Brazil’s Poor Heal at Home

In the New York Times's Opinionator column, David Bornstein on the work of the Associação Saúde Criança (or children’s health association).

Nov 8, 2013

In a Garden in Brazil, a Biennial Show at Instituto Inhotim

Elaine Louie on the works in Instituto Inhotim's most recent biennial, on display through 2015. 

PA
Apr 5
Criolo
Via Brasil

Criolo—CANCELED

Criolo has cancelled his upcoming US tour due to an unforeseen delay with the release of his new album.

Curator

Jennifer Lange

Co-curator, Cruzamentos exhibition
Dec 2, 2013

Brazil posts larger-than-expected trade surplus in November

Brazil's posted trade surplus in November 2013 was more than five times expectations.

Dec 6, 2013

Brazil start quest for sixth title against Croatia

The results of the draw find Brazil starting against Croatia in the World Cup finals in June 2014. 

Curator

Bill Horrigan

Co-curator, Cruzamentos exhibition
Dec 5, 2013

The 10 Most Powerful Businesswomen In Brazil

As estimated by Forbes.

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Feb 1
Tropicalia by Marcelo Machado [Official Trailer]
Via Brasil

Tropicália

“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

Dec 28, 2013

Gang war in Brazil's Pedrinhas jail kills 59 in 2013

Fifty-nine inmates have been killed in a single northern Brazilian prison this year, according to a judicial report.

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Jan 22
ABC of a Strike
Via Brasil

ABC of a Strike
Intermissions

This extraordinary evening of films sets the stage for a winter of Brazilian culture and art at the Wexner Center.

Dec 27, 2013

Brazil Real Climbs as Budget Gap Narrows From Widest Since 2009

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.

Dec 20, 2013

What you probably missed in Beyoncé’s album

Analyzing the Afro-Brazilian culture and traditions seen in the video for the song "Blue" off of Beyoncé's 2013 self-titled album.

Dec 19, 2013

Photographing Favela Funk

Parisian photographer Vincent Rosenblatt has been documenting Brazil's funk parties and funkeiros (dancers) over several years. 

Dec 20, 2013

Brazil may wait over four years for new fighters, says Saab

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. 

Dec 27, 2013

Floods kill dozens in south-east Brazil

More than 40 people have died due to torrential rains in the southeastern Brazilian states of Espirito Santo and Minas Gerais.

Dec 29, 2013

Rousseff Says Brazil Committed to Fight Against Surging Prices

Bloomberg News on how Brazilian Presiden Dilma Rousseff has pledged to keep up the fight against inflation throughout her term.

Dec 5, 2013

What's For Dinner? Try Brazilian

All Things Considered explores the growing popularity of Brazilian food, both within Brazil and around the world.

Dec 11, 2013

The House of DJ Pil Marques in São Paulo, Brazil

Yatzer explores Brazilian DJ and collector Pil Marques's São Paulo home, decorated by Brazilian architect Guilherme Torres.

Dec 19, 2013

Brazil's Fighter Buy: That NSA Narrative is Probably Wrong

Forbes's Richard Aboulafia analyzes Brazil's choice in fighter jets.

Dec 1, 2013

Wexner Center plans big salute to culture of emerging force

The Wexner Center's Via Brasil initiative as featured in the Columbus Dispatch.

Dec 11, 2013

Manaus: We'll 'dazzle the world' at World Cup

Arthur Virgilio, mayor of World Cup city Manaus, responds to fears and criticisms regarding the location of the 2014 games. 

Dec 30, 2013

Instagram Local Lens Series Features Insider's Look At Rio De Janeiro

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.

Dec 30, 2013

Brazil braced for courtroom drama ahead of World Cup 2014

BBC Sport's analysis of penalties leading up to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Dec 17, 2013

The best shops in Rio de Janeiro: an insiders' guide

Specialist guides to the best shops in Rio, compiled by experts in art, design, food, and style.

Dec 13, 2013

Fishing for Brazil's Fossils

A photographic fishing trip for the arapaima, the largest freshwater fish in South America (and a "living fossil").

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Jan 1-Jan 31
Night Fever
The Box

Lucia Koch
Night Fever

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....

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Mar 26-Mar 27
Rodrigo Braga, Tônus 1, 2012
Cosponsored Lectures, Readings, and Symposia

Cruzamentos: A Symposium on Contemporary Art and Film in Brazil

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.

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Feb 7
News from a Personal War
Via Brasil

News from a Personal War
Bus 174

From the codirectors of international phenomenon City of GodNews 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....

Dec 1, 2013

Miniature sculptures by Nazareno furnish the Brazil Art Fair

The work of Brazilian artist Nazareno as seen at Miami's Brazil Art Fair, December 2013. 

Dec 3, 2013

Brazilian Party with Daniel Boulud and Artist Vik Muniz

Caipirinhas and bolinhos at a Brazil-themed party in artist Vik Muniz's Brooklyn studio.

Dec 7, 2013

Fond memories in Brazil's Nelson Mandela favela

Claire de Oliveira Neto meets the residents of the Rio de Janeiro favela named for Nelson Mandela. 

Dec 23, 2013

Rousseff says Brazil raises 2014 minimum wage by 6.78 pct

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.

Dec 3, 2013

Cachaça: The Spirit of Brazil

Food & Wine's Ray Isle attempts to turn his wine-educated palate into a cachaça-smart one on a tasting tour of Brazil.

Dec 17, 2013

Brazil says not considering Snowden asylum

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.

Dec 19, 2013

Saab wins $4.5bn Brazil fighter jet contract

Shares in Sweden's Saab jumped almost 30% after it won a $4.5bn deal to supply Brazil with more than 30 fighter jets.

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Feb 4
Luiza BaldanUntitled (from the Pinturinhas series), 2009Inkjet on cotton print33.5 x 43”Courtesy of the artist
Exhibition-Related Events

Luiza Baldan and Gisele Camargo

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.

Dec 15, 2013

Brazil's Most Pathetic Profession

Novelist Vanessa Barbara takes to the New York Times's Opinion Pages to discuss writing as a profession in Brazil.

Dec 1, 2013

Rio's best sushi restaurants

Time Out Rio de Janeiro rounds up the best sushi joints in the city.

Dec 1, 2013

Brazilian wildcat declared as new species

Duncan Geere on how a new species of wildcat was discovered to be evolutionary distinct through DNA analysis of two wildcat populations in Brazil.

Artist

Marcia Xavier

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
Dec 9, 2013

Adorable new species of porcupine discovered in Brazil

Researchers in the Baturite Mountains of Brazil have discovered a new species of prehensile-tailed porcupine.

Dec 17, 2013

Modern Breezy Residence Encompassed by Lush Vegetation in Brazil

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. 

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Feb 26
Faith
Via Brasil

Faith
The Earth Giveth, The Earth Taketh Away

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....

Dec 25, 2013

Why Rio's beaches are so important to the city's food scene

Luciani Gomes explores how start-up food businesses use Rio's beaches as testing grounds.

Artist

Gisele Camargo

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
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Mar 6
Cyro Baptista's Banquet of the Spirits
Via Brasil

Cyro Baptista’s Banquet of the Spirits

“A joyous, carnival-like treat.”—All About Jazz

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Mar 4
Rodrigo Braga, Tônus 1, 2012
Double Take

Double Take: Lúcia Costigan and Jesus Lara

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.

Nov 1, 2013

Red Bull Station opens up downtown

A former electrical substation has been reborn as a new cultural hotspot—complete with resident artists—in downtown São Paulo.

Nov 22, 2013

Solange Knowles announces Brazil-inspired collection for Puma

Puma has named Solange Knowles as its new art director and creative consultant; Knowles's first collection will be a Brazil-inspired sneaker line.

Nov 6, 2013

@wexarts

Sunsets in Rio are spectacular and last Friday's did not disappoint—it received a thunderous applause… http://instagram.com/p/gXnO7ZEVeZ/ 

Nov 9, 2013

Brazil's 91-Year-Old Leading Lady Still Shines

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.

Artist

Caio Reisewitz

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
Artist

Rodrigo Braga

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
Nov 1, 2013

In Brazil, Social Welfare Programs Worked

The 10th anniversary of Brazil's "Bolsa Familia" program, which helped bring 50 million people out of poverty.

Artist

Detanico Lain

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
Nov 1, 2013

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

The official site for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, June 12–July 13, 2014.

Nov 14, 2013

A conversation with Brazilian film critic Franthiesco Ballerini

Part one of a two-part interview with the Chicago Reader.

Artist

Odires Mlászho

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
Nov 15, 2013

A conversation with Brazilian film critic Franthiesco Ballerini

Part two of a two-part interview with the Chicago Reader.

Filmmaker

Jorge Bodansky

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary
Filmmaker

Leon Hirszman

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary
Nov 8, 2013

Learning to Speak Brazinglish

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.

Filmmaker

Sergio Bianchi

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary
Filmmaker

Jorge Furtado

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary
Artist

Cia de Foto

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
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Feb 1-Feb 28
Cao Guimarães, Quarta-feira de cinzas, 2006, HDV / DV,  6’00”
The Box

Cao Guimarães and Rivane Neuenschwander
Quarta-feira de cinzas/Epilogue

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.

Press Release

Dec 2, 2013

Winter/Spring 2014 Season Announced

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....

Artist

Marcius Galan

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
Nov 8, 2013

New Brazilian art

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.

Filmmaker

Ricardo Dias

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary
Artist

Alair Gomes

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
Artist

Beatriz Milhazes

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
Artist

Lucia Koch

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
Artist

Cao Guimarães

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
Nov 8, 2013

@wexarts

It's not all work here in Rio. Wex curators Jennifer Lange and Chris Stults were heading through… http://instagram.com/p/gdHrT_kVTT/ 

Artist

Vânia Mignone

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
Artist

Cinthia Marcelle

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
Artist

Cristiano Lenhardt

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
Filmmaker

Eduardo Coutinho

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary
Artist

Fernanda Gomes

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
Artist

Dias and Riedweg

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
Artist

Alexandre da Cunha

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
Curator

Paulo Venancio Filho

Co-curator, Cruzamentos exhibition
Artist

Marcelo Cidade

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
Oct 30, 2013

@wexarts

Eduardo Coutinho is one of the spotlighted directors at this year São Paulo Film Festival. He's one of… http://instagram.com/p/gF35VAkVUH/ 

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Feb 21
DOMÉSTICA - Trailer  Oficial
Via Brasil

Housemaids

“No other film has ever managed to portray as deeply what is ingrained in the Brazilian unconscious.”—Luiz Carlos Merten, Estadão...

Oct 24, 2013

Brazil's 'Blessed' Unemployment Rate

Brazil's labor market continues to experience steady growth, despite a weaker economy. 

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Jan 29
Prisoner of the Iron Bars
Via Brasil

Prisoner of the Iron Bars
High-Rise

“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

Artist

Luiza Baldan

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
Oct 9, 2013

TRACK-BY-TRACK: Boogarins' Debut LP

The Quietus walks with Boogarins through the duo's debut album As Plantas Que Curam

Artist

Laura Belém

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
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Feb 27
Hélio Oiticica Trailer (English)
Via Brasil

Hélio Oiticica

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.

Oct 27, 2013

@wexarts

Follow us on Instagram (@wexarts) as film/video curator Chris Stults posts from Brazil during his latest Via Brasil research trip.

Oct 27, 2013

Giganto

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.

Artist

Theo Craveiro

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
Oct 24, 2013

10 Contemporary Brazilian Artists You Should Know

"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."

Oct 24, 2013

Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The official site of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Oct 23, 2013

'The Simpsons': Springfield to Brazil

"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."

Oct 27, 2013

@wexarts

Film/Video associate curator Chris Stults has headed back to Brazil for one last trip before our… http://instagram.com/p/f81EuNkVRF/ 

Oct 31, 2013

Missive from São Paulo

ArtReview's Oliver Basciano provides a look at the artists and works at SESC Pompéia.

Artist

Jac Leirner

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
Oct 29, 2013

24 Traditional Brazilian Foods You Need To Eat Right Now

BuzzFeed rounds up some of Brazil's tastiest traditional foods.

Artist

José Damasceno

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
Artist

Regina Silveira

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
Artist

Jonathas de Andrade

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
Artist

Márcio Almeida

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
Oct 29, 2013

@wexarts

Coming soon to an arts center near you! Wexner Center Residency Award artist Jonathas de Andrade just… http://instagram.com/p/gDKBM3EVQi/ 

Oct 3, 2013

Night Photographs of Oscar Niemeyer’s Brasilia Win at the 2013 International Photography Awards

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.

Artist

Erika Verzutti

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
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Feb 14
A NIGHT IN 67 - www.reelbrazil.co.nz
Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary

A Night in 67

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.

Oct 29, 2013

Inside Brazil: Young and vibrant

The Guardian explores how Brazil's contemporary art scene benefits from domestic patronage and a growing global reputation.

Oct 1, 2013

How has money changed the Brazilian art scene?

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.

Oct 2, 2013

Brazil art: Rio de Janeiro's new contemporary art centre

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."

Artist

Leda Catunda

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil

Acarajé Sauce

4 dry malagueta peppers
1/4 cup dried ground shrimp
1 small chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ginger
2 tablespoons dendê oil

Artist

Maria Nepomuceno

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
PA
Feb 28
Eu danço—8 solos no geral
Via Brasil

Companhia Urbana de Dança
Eu danço—8 solos no geral
(I Dance, 8 Solos Overall)

“A blend of hip-hop, urban, and contemporary dance [that] knocked the ball out of the park.”—New York Times

Oct 31
Rodrigo Braga, Tônus 1, 2012

Educational and Public Programs

Ver em Português

Brazil will permeate all areas of the Wexner Center’s educational programming this winter and spring, as well as its galleries and theaters. The centerpiece of the center's...

Oct 17, 2013

The Best Chef in Brazil Visits Queens

Alex Atala, of D.O.M. in São Paulo, on Brazilian food outside of Brazil. 

Artist

Adriana Varejão

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil
Curator

Charles Helm

Director, Performing Arts
Sep 25, 2013

Japanese-Brazilians: Straddling Two Cultures

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)

Contributor

Amber Rose McCartney

Translator, Paulo Emílio Salles Gomes translation
Paulo Emílio Salles Gomes

Translation | Film Criticism of Paulo Emílio Salles Gomes

Ver em Português

A Trajectory in Underdevelopment: Paulo Emílio Salles Gomes, Cinema and Cinephilia in Brazil, an anthology edited by Maite Conde and Stephanie Dennison, brings...

Curator

David Filipi

Facilitator, Paulo Emílio Salles Gomes translation

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

Sep 1, 2013

Feature: São Paulo

ArtReview celebrates "the birth of a new generation of cultural institutions" in São Paulo. 

Sep 7, 2013

Considering Brazil

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.

Curator

Chris Stults

Curator, Cruzamentos Film Series
Contributor

Stephanie Dennison

Editor, Paulo Emílio Salles Gomes translation
Contributor

Maite Conde

Editor, Paulo Emílio Salles Gomes translation
Director

Sherri Geldin

Director, Wexner Center for the Arts

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

Contributor

Denise Carvalho

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Via Brasil
Sep 16
Companhia Urbana de Dança

Contemporary Performing Arts in Brazil

Ver em Português

In order to advance the understanding and appreciation of contemporary performing arts in Brazil, and in light of the project’s innate multidisciplinary nature, the Wexner Center...

Pavê de Chocolate da Mamae

Lots of Maria cookies
½ cup of rum, vodka, or Port wine
1 cup of sugar
1 3.5 oz bar of dark chocolate
3 large spoons of chocolate powder
3 eggs, separated
1 can of condensed milk
One cup of milk
250 gr of butter

Sep 20, 2013

All Across Brazil, The Art Scene Is Shifting

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
Rice flour
3 or 4 tablespoons dendê oil
Salt and pepper

Farofa de Manteiga

3 tablespoons butter
½ onion, thinly sliced
1 egg
Manioc meal
1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley

Sep 16
Dias & Riedweg, O Espelho e a Tarde, 2011

History of Art Graduate Seminar

Ver em Português

21st-Century Brazilian Art and Film, led by postdoctoral fellow Denise Carvalho, will explore Brazilian contemporary art and film, especially from the artists featured in the...

Aug 6, 2013

Brazil's Chief Negotiator for Climate Change

A review of Instituto Tomie Ohtake's exhibition Arquitectura Brasileira: Vista por grandes fotografos (Brazilian Architecture Seen by Great Photographers)

Aug 29, 2013

Inhotim: Brazil's Contemporary Art Wonderland

The Huffington Post's Zach Udko travels to Inhotim, in Brumadinho, Brazil.

Aug 19, 2013

Brazilian Design 101

Dwell gathered a dozen examples of Brazilian furniture design—including some iconic examples—as a primer on the Brazilian desginers everyone should know. 

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Feb 20
DOMÉSTICA - Trailer Oficial
WorldView: Brazil

Doméstica WorldView Screening

“No other film has ever managed to portray as deeply what is ingrained in the Brazilian unconscious.”—Luiz Carlos Merten, Estadão

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Feb 13-Feb 20
Wasteland
Via Brasil

WorldView: Brazil

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. ...

Aug 16, 2013

Ivete Sangalo, a Brazilian Belter, Extends Her Reach

New York Times profile on Ivete Sangalo, "the most popular female vocalist in Brazil."

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Feb 13
WASTE LAND Official Trailer
WorldView: Brazil

Waste Land WorldView Screening

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....

June 20, 2013

Vem Pra Rua: The Music Of Brazilian Protest

Tell Me More explores the history of Brazilian protest music—complete with soundtrack. 

May 15, 2013

@wexarts

A curator at work. Jennifer Lange takes detail photos of a striking painting by the Brazilian artist… http://instagram.com/p/ZU5ydPkVR2/ 

May 14, 2013

@wexarts

Research for our upcoming Brazilian exhibition and programming continues at a fast pace! On their way… http://instagram.com/p/ZRoxpyEVfP/ 

May 18, 2013

@wexarts

A major new museum seems to be opening in Rio on a regular basis. The Museu Arte do Rio (MAR) is a… http://instagram.com/p/ZbWMFmkVfz/ 

May 9, 2013

@wexarts

Report from Brazil #1: Wex curators Jennifer Lange & Chris Stults continue to research and plan for… http://instagram.com/p/ZF7nUAEVeG/ 

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Dec 7
Via Brasil Film Series

Southwest

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.

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Nov 16
Visiting Filmmakers

Walter Salles Introduces
Central Station

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.

May 1, 2013

Emerging Brazilian Artists

Time Out São Paulo speaks with New York curator Neville Wakefield about young Brazilian artists and what drives their work.

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Nov 13
Member-Only Screenings

On the Road

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....

May 12, 2013

@wexarts

Report from Brazil: On a beautiful fall Friday in Sao Paulo, Chris Stults spent an entire day indoors… http://instagram.com/p/ZNnj4qkVbO/ 

May 3, 2013

São Paulo restaurants creating a new Brazilian cuisine

The Guardian on how "a former punk rocker, DJ and self-confessed party animal ... change[d] the way people think about Brazilian food."

May 14, 2013

@wexarts

After a dinner meeting in Olinda, Curator Chris Stults and Brazilian filmmaker Gabriel Mascaro pose… http://instagram.com/p/ZSoD1NkVa5/ 

May 17, 2013

@wexarts

Our curators Jennifer Lange and Chris Stults have had so many memorable encounters during their trip… http://instagram.com/p/ZZisnzEVdY/ 

May 13, 2013

wexarts

More #wexviabrasil: http://t.co/v7FlxtqaNL

May 10, 2013

@wexarts

Report from Brazil: http://instagram.com/p/ZIZmnqkVX-/ 

May 31, 2012

Brazil art scene booms, reflecting strong economy

The Raw Story on Brazil's thriving economy and its benefits for the country's art market.

Apr 18, 2013

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Legendary director Nelson Perreira dos Santos w/us tonight as we screen his 1963 classic, BARREN LIVES http://t.co/XK1QboAopJ #wexviabrasil

Apr 17, 2013

wexarts

At 7: Filmmaking great Nelson Perreira dos Santos is here to screen MUSIC ACCORDING TO TOM JOBIM. More: http://t.co/PrYaJE1zTB #wexviabrasil

Apr 2, 2013

North via South: An Oscar Niemeyer Road Trip

Photographer Magda Biernat and her husband, illustrator Ian Webster, spend a month traveling through Brazil and photographing that late Oscar Niemeyer’s architecture.

Feb 14, 2013

The Year of Cooking Dangerously

Howie Kahn on Alex Atala of D.O.M., rated the best restaurant in South America and fourth best in the world.  

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Apr 6
A Tribute to Nelson Pereira dos Santos

How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman

How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman was dos Santos’s biggest international hit and a defining work of Cinema Novo’s tropicália phase.

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Apr 11
A Tribute to Nelson Pereira dos Santos

Memories of Prison

In this universally acclaimed film, dos Santos recreates the memoirs of Graciliano Ramos, a celebrated Brazilian author (of Barren Lives, among other works).

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Apr 6
A Tribute to Nelson Pereira dos Santos

Rio, 100 Degrees F.

“As important to Latin American cinema as [Jean-Luc Godard´s] Breathless is to European film.”—Toronto International Film Festival

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Mar 14
Swirl
Via Brasil Film Series

Swirl

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.

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Apr 17
A Tribute to Nelson Pereira dos Santos

Music According to Tom Jobim

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.”

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Apr 18
A Tribute to Nelson Pereira dos Santos

Barren Lives

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....

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Jan 23
Via Brasil Film Series

Hour of the Star

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....

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Oct 4
Via Brasil Film Series

Found Memories

“A confident and impressive first feature! Offers a sweetly seductive form of intoxication.”—Hollywood Reporter

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Sep 1-Sep 30
The Box

Pablo Lobato
Bronze revirado

This festive video rings in our ongoing Via Brasil project with an impressive display of choreographed physicality.

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Sep 18
Via Brasil

Limite

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.

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Sep 13-Sep 14
Visiting Filmmakers

Neighboring Sounds

“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

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Sep 23
Via Brasil

São Paulo Underground

"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