The Smithsonian explores the history of the 1959 film, clips of which have been revived in an Arcade Fire music video.
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.
Authorities in Rio de Janeiro say an agreement has been reached with trash collectors to end the disruptive three-day strike.
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.
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.
Brazil’s representative at the International Monetary Fund cautioned against enabling a large loan to Ukraine under pressure from Europe and the US.
The great guitarist @lucasgary here tonight (Sat) to perform a live score to a Coffin Joe cult classic. #wexviabrasil http://t.co/HXK0NXd5Cn
According to a government source, Brazil is considering ways in which to increase the cost of wireless broadcast permits in exchange for worse coverage.
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.
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.
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.
A breathtaking view complements a contemporary house designed by Ana Cristina Faria in collaboration with Maria Flavia Melo, located near Sao Sebastiao das Aguas Claras, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Brazil took the lead in the pool on day one of the South American Games in Santiago, Chile, collecting nine medals: four gold, one silver, and four bronze.
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.
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.
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.
1st Sun. of the month=FREE gallery admission. See the vibrant CRUZAMENTOS 11AM-6PM.#wexviabrasil http://t.co/nAh2NbORoA
THURS=FREE gallery admission after 4PM. See CRUZAMENTOS and grab a bite at @HeirloomCafe (open til 8). #wexviabrasil http://t.co/R1MDcmiQIg
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.
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.
RT @BroadAndHigh: Check out our video of Lucia Koch's mirror installation in the Wex lobby! http://t.co/6BTnP4azsh #wexviabrasil @wexarts …
A New York Times review of a concert by Brazilian singer Maria Rita.
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.
Percussionist Cyro Baptista speaks with the Pittsburgh City Paper on his Banquet of the Spirits, candomblé, and cultural cannibalism.
Major League Gaming—in partnership with Brazil-based sports entertainment company Grupo Águia—has launched its first international franchise: MLG Brasil.
Brazil—one of the fastest-growing smartphone markets in the world—welcomed its first Apple Store, located in Rio de Janeiro.
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.
Galleries open at 11AM today for CRUZAMENTOS. @DispatchAlerts on the show: http://t.co/BKESsAA4u7 #wexviabrasil
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).
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.
According to FIFA, there are more than 10 times more requests for tickets than the inventory available (about 3 million tickets).
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.
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.
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.
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.
CRUZAMENTOS artists Luiza Baldan & Gisele Camargo in a FREE conversation today (Tue) at 4:30PM. #wexviabrasil http://t.co/w22RIjUvzz
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.
Learn more about our #wexviabrasil project w/ videos, bios, news, and more: http://t.co/GzkknYtoY1. CRUZAMENTOS open til 8PM.
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.
Adidas agreed to stop selling two World Cup T-shirts after Brazil's government complained that they associated the country with sexual tourism.
Thurs=FREE gallery admission after 4PM. See CRUZAMENTOS tonight. @HeirloomCafe also open late. #wexviabrasil http://t.co/APeg0PdkSm …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
The great Hélio Oiticica is examined in tonight's CRUZAMENTOS documentary. 7PM. #wexviabrasil http://t.co/pMvzCSb8hO
Recovering from leukemia, 8-year-old Arthur Gonzaga is a young chef from Minas Gerais, Brazil with his very own cooking show on YouTube.
Tonight (Fri): thrilled to host the Cols. debut of Gabriel Mascaro's doc HOUSEMAIDS as part of #wexviabrasil. 7PM. http://t.co/Uuxt3nbV8O
Pablo Villaça, a Far Flung Correspondent for RogerEbert.com, remembers the late filmmaker Eduardo Coutinho.
Welcome to the Wex #OSUnewprez Michael Drake! W/ wife Brenda & Wex Dir. Sherri Geldin at CRUZAMENTOS. #wexviabrasil http://t.co/PiIsa5dkNK
Aïnouz’s debut feature, Madame Satã, remains his best-known work in the states.
CRUZAMENTOS doc film series continues tonight at 7 w/ TROPICALIA, a vivid look at the iconic movement. #wexviabrasil http://t.co/5B3mFI8nyz
At 4PM @HeirloomCafe's Valentine's menu is available. Grab a bite before tonight's screening of A NIGHT IN 67. #BuckeyeLove #wexviabrasil
Tonight (Weds) on @WOSU's @BroadAndHigh learn more about our major CRUZAMENTOS documentary series. 7:30 PM. #wexviabrasil
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.
Coffee aficionados won’t want to miss this installment of our Drink It In series.
Celebrate and explore the groundbreaking exhibition Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil through a variety of interactive experiences for all ages, and all for free!
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.
Don't forget: if you've got a ticket to our screening of TROPICALIA tonight, you also get free admission to our galleries. #wexviabrasil
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.
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.
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.
Thurs=FREE gallery admission after 4PM. See CRUZAMENTOS for free, then grab dinner in @HeirloomCafe (open til 8). #wexviabrasil
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.
The move could mean overtime benefits, technical classes, and more for the nation's MCs and DJs.
All Things Considers on the three types of music synonymous with Carnival in Brazil: frevo, caboclinhos, and maracatu.
As part of its merger process with Portugal Telecom, Brazilian telecoms company Grupo Oi SA plans to raise 14 billion reais ($5.9 billion) in a share offering.
Weds. night @WOSU's @BroadAndHigh features Lucia Koch's stunning CRUZAMENTOS installation: http://t.co/EEDUpOb1Uj #wexviabrasil
What's happening at the Wex between today and 2/26? This guy knows. #osuarts #wexarts #wexviabrasil @… http://t.co/UZ5F3aQMCQ
1st Sunday of the month means FREE gallery admission starting at 11AM. CRUZAMENTOS on view now. #wexviabrasil http://t.co/RfB85jZGUp
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.
Thousands of teenagers are taking to shopping malls in Brazil; in the New York Times, Simon Romero reports on these recent rolezinhos (little strolls).
Cao Guimarães has one of the most distinctive and admired bodies of work in contemporary Brazilian filmmaking.
Researchers have discovered a new species of river dolphin in Brazil's Araguaia River.
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.
The CRUZAMENTOS documentary series (the largest of its kind presented in N. America) begins Weds. #WexViaBrasil
The Wall Street Journal on Brazilian chocolatier Aquim's rare Q0 chocolates, created with architect Oscar Niemeyer prior to his death in 2012.
Approximately 160,000 people are expected to attend São Paulo's seventh annual Campus Party—a weeklong technology festival for hackers, gamers, and more.
Brazil's soccer clubs are enjoying increased income, but still having issues paying players and settling debts.
Perrin Doniger details the damage sustained when lightning struck Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue.
Celebrate Cruzamentos at this free public reception with several of the artists in the exhibition and dance the night away to Brazilian beats.
The Huffington Post has launched its first South American edition—the Brasil Post.
Via Brasil Brings Focus On Brazilian Art & Culture
Multidisciplinary, Multiyear Initiative Features Major Exhibition & Film Series
Via Brasil is the Wexner Center's interdisciplinary, multiyear initiative focusing on the vibrant culture of Brazil, made possible by a $782,000 grant awarded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The Wexner Center has developed an integrated array of programs spanning its exhibition, film/video, and education departments, along with complementary...
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.
Reporter @Jesse_Tigges from @ColumbusAlive delivers an in-depth cover feature on #wexviabrasil in this week's issue: http://t.co/LC9NBkBXot
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.
Finishing touches on Lucia Koch's new installation in our lobby and cafe area. #wexviabrasil #Repost… http://t.co/KPiR7XisEZ
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.
The newest Ohio State Global Gateway office is poised to open in São Paulo, Brazil by early fall 2014.
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.
Following recent protests by animal rights activists, Sao Paulo has banned the use of animal testing in the cosmetics, perfume, and personal care industries.
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.
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.
Housemaids (Domestica) by Gabriel Mascaro, 2012: February 21, 2014 / Wexner Center for the Arts http://tinyurl.com/l2xh55q
A review of Paulo Bruscky: Art Is Our Last Hope, on view at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.
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.
What's happening at the Wex, 1/30–2/5
Music: Os Mutantes, "A Minha Menina"
An interview with Kátia Lund, co-director of City of God—the Brazilian drama nominated for four Oscars in 2004.
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.
The Lantern traces the roots of the Wexner Center's Via Brasil initiative back to it inception in 2011.
Adam Lowes reviews Intellect's recent publication, Directory of World Cinema: Brazil.
"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."
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
A light rail system meant to help soccer fans get around host city Cuiaba will not be ready in time for the World Cup.
Organic produce is getting more affordable in Brazil as demand increases in states such as São Paulo and Minas Gerais.
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.
We're getting ready to celebrate the CRUZAMENTOS opening on Friday night. We hope we see your face. #wexviabrasil: http://t.co/ev0CjYJGg6
The largest series of contemporary Brazilian documentaries begins tonight. 7PM. #WexViaBrasil http://t.co/iF5jek0IwC
Along with Twenty Years Later, Santiago is one of the most acclaimed Brazilian documentaries.
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.
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
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.
On 1/31, channel your inner Brazil. Join @wexarts's Via Brasil exhibition preview & celebration: http://ow.ly/t2AM8 #events
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.
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.
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.
More #WexViaBrasil background. CRUZAMENTOS exhibition opening party is 1/31. http://t.co/yProvnQV2g
Artist Lucia Koch talks w/ @WOSU's @BroadAndHigh about her CRUZAMENTOS installation. #wexviabrasil http://t.co/mg5kUBaTaY
All you need to know about our multiyear, multidisciplinary #WexViaBrasil project is all in one place: http://t.co/GzkknYbfJT
Exploring the NS House, conceived by Galeazzo Design Agency, located in São Paulo, Brazil.
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.”
Claiming the app violates Brazilian law, a São Paulo man has filed a suit against the creators of man-ranking app Lulu.
Mauro Vieira, Brazilian Ambassador to US, & Counselor Raphael Tosti enjoy @jenisicecreams. #wexviabrasil http://t.co/qfabA1dv0M
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/
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.
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.
More great #wexviabrasil coverage from @614Magazine's Kevin Elliott. CRUZAMENTOS opening celebration is Fri. night. http://t.co/BjTNKZj8LV
.@ColumbusAlive's @jesse_tigges sits down w/ artist Lucia Koch to talk #wexviabrasil & more. CRUZAMENTOS opens 2/1. http://t.co/bznszEHeAr
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 than three years of curatorial research and travel by Wexner Center staff, features 80 artworks by 35...
The first anti-World Cup demonstrations of 2014 found 2,000 people marching through the streets of São Paulo.
Brazilian artist Bruno Ribeiro has been turning London landmarks into real-life Instagram photos by placing cardboard-framed filters in front of tourist spots.
Brazil's government announced that it will launch Latin America’s first government-run auto crash test center.
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.
Angelo Bucci and Alvaro Putoni's design for Carapicuiba House integrates the home's natural surroundings in Carapicuiba, Brazil.
CRUZAMENTOS opening celebration is in full swing. Dance party 9-11PM. #wexviabrasil
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.
The city of São Paulo is getting a monorail—just in time for the 2014 World Cup.
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.
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.
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 at the center, this is the largest series of Brazilian documentaries ever presented in North...
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.
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.
An exploration of the Wexner Center's Via Brasil initiative, featuring interviews with curators and artists.
Apple has started to tease its first store in Brazil, which will be located inside of Rio de Janeiro's Village Mall.
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.
According to Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff's chief of staff, foreign airlines may be allowed to operate internal flights during the 2014 World Cup.
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.
“One of the ten greatest films of all time.”—Kleber Mendonça Filho, director of Neighboring Sounds
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 serves as a resource regarding the center’s formal in-depth inquiry into contemporary art in Brazil and...
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/
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.
In its "Voices of Brazil" series, the Guardian interviews a Brazilian actor, activist, DJ, journalist, model, and more, asking what they want from 2014.
Claire de Oliveira Neto meets the residents of the Rio de Janeiro favela named for Nelson Mandela.
Specialist guides to the best shops in Rio, compiled by experts in art, design, food, and style.
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.
More than 40 people have died due to torrential rains in the southeastern Brazilian states of Espirito Santo and Minas Gerais.
Bloomberg News on how Brazilian Presiden Dilma Rousseff has pledged to keep up the fight against inflation throughout her term.
Food & Wine's Ray Isle attempts to turn his wine-educated palate into a cachaça-smart one on a tasting tour of Brazil.
“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
All Things Considered explores the growing popularity of Brazilian food, both within Brazil and around the world.
“A joyous, carnival-like treat.”—All About Jazz
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.
"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."
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....
Time Out Rio de Janeiro rounds up the best sushi joints in the city.
Luciani Gomes explores how start-up food businesses use Rio's beaches as testing grounds.
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 for the...
Fifty-nine inmates have been killed in a single northern Brazilian prison this year, according to a judicial report.
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.
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.
The Wexner Center's Via Brasil initiative as featured in the Columbus Dispatch.
Duncan Geere on how a new species of wildcat was discovered to be evolutionary distinct through DNA analysis of two wildcat populations in Brazil.
From the codirectors of international phenomenon City of God, News from a Personal War lays out the battle between Rio’s police forces and the drug dealers who dominate the slums (favelas) dramatically perched on the hillsides overlooking the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods....
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....
Researchers in the Baturite Mountains of Brazil have discovered a new species of prehensile-tailed porcupine.
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. ...
The results of the draw find Brazil starting against Croatia in the World Cup finals in June 2014.
BBC Sport's analysis of penalties leading up to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Criolo has cancelled his upcoming US tour due to an unforeseen delay with the release of his new album.
Arthur Virgilio, mayor of World Cup city Manaus, responds to fears and criticisms regarding the location of the 2014 games.
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.
Forbes's Richard Aboulafia analyzes Brazil's choice in fighter jets.
Parisian photographer Vincent Rosenblatt has been documenting Brazil's funk parties and funkeiros (dancers) over several years.
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.
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.
A photographic fishing trip for the arapaima, the largest freshwater fish in South America (and a "living fossil").
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.
Elaine Louie on the works in Instituto Inhotim's most recent biennial, on display through 2015.
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.
Caipirinhas and bolinhos at a Brazil-themed party in artist Vik Muniz's Brooklyn studio.
Shares in Sweden's Saab jumped almost 30% after it won a $4.5bn deal to supply Brazil with more than 30 fighter jets.
The film series Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary seeks to explore just what is so extraordinary about the recent wave of significant...
This extraordinary evening of films sets the stage for a winter of Brazilian culture and art at the Wexner Center.
Yatzer explores Brazilian DJ and collector Pil Marques's São Paulo home, decorated by Brazilian architect Guilherme Torres.
The work of Brazilian artist Nazareno as seen at Miami's Brazil Art Fair, December 2013.
Brazil's posted trade surplus in November 2013 was more than five times expectations.
Analyzing the Afro-Brazilian culture and traditions seen in the video for the song "Blue" off of Beyoncé's 2013 self-titled album.
In the New York Times's Opinionator column, David Bornstein on the work of the Associação Saúde Criança (or children’s health association).
Novelist Vanessa Barbara takes to the New York Times's Opinion Pages to discuss writing as a profession in Brazil.
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....
Part two of a two-part interview with the Chicago Reader.
Bibí Ferreira—or Bibí, as she's fondly called in Brazil—is considered by some the most important theater actor in Brazil, and continues to pack houses, even at age 91.
The 10th anniversary of Brazil's "Bolsa Familia" program, which helped bring 50 million people out of poverty.
This captivating collaboration by two of Brazil’s leading contemporary artists looks at Carnival’s aftermath (the video’s title, in Portuguese, translates as “Ash Wednesday”) from an insect’s point of view.
The official site for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, June 12–July 13, 2014.
Puma has named Solange Knowles as its new art director and creative consultant; Knowles's first collection will be a Brazil-inspired sneaker line.
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.
A former electrical substation has been reborn as a new cultural hotspot—complete with resident artists—in downtown São Paulo.
Part one of a two-part interview with the Chicago Reader.
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....
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.
“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
“No other film has ever managed to portray as deeply what is ingrained in the Brazilian unconscious.”—Luiz Carlos Merten, Estadão...
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.
Gary Lucas plays
Esta noite encarnarei no teu cadáver
(This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse)
by José Mojica Marins (aka Coffin Joe)
Gary Lucas plays
Esta noite encarnarei no teu cadáver
(This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse)
by José Mojica Marins (aka Coffin Joe)
Original music for the 1967 Brazilian cult horror classic.
The Guardian explores how Brazil's contemporary art scene benefits from domestic patronage and a growing global reputation.
The Quietus walks with Boogarins through the duo's debut album As Plantas Que Curam.
ArtReview's Oliver Basciano provides a look at the artists and works at SESC Pompéia.
Entitled “Niemeyer’s Brasilia,” a series of photographs of the Brazilian capital by Andrew Prokos are among the winners at the International Photography Awards competition.
Forget that it’s winter outside and heat up your Valentine’s Day with music and passion from one of the most exciting moments in Brazil’s musical history.
BuzzFeed rounds up some of Brazil's tastiest traditional foods.
“A blend of hip-hop, urban, and contemporary dance [that] knocked the ball out of the park.”—New York Times
"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."
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.
Brazil's labor market continues to experience steady growth, despite a weaker economy.
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."
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.
"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."
Alex Atala, of D.O.M. in São Paulo, on Brazilian food outside of Brazil.
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.
All Things Considered covers the rapidly growing appetite for Brazilian art.
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)
ArtReview celebrates "the birth of a new generation of cultural institutions" in São Paulo.
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
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
Vatapá Naná Sá
1 pound clean fresh shrimp
2 pounds grouper or sea bass (cut into strips)
¼ cup olive oil
1 fresh tomato, chopped
1 onion, minced
1 malagueta pepper, chopped
1 coconut, grated, milk reserved
½ cup grounded roasted peanuts
¼ pound dried ground shrimp
3 or 4 tablespoons dendê oil
Salt and pepper
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.
A Trajectory in Underdevelopment: Paulo Emílio Salles Gomes, Cinema and Cinephilia in Brazil, an anthology edited by Maite Conde and Stephanie Dennison...
A review of Instituto Tomie Ohtake's exhibition Arquitectura Brasileira: Vista por grandes fotografos (Brazilian Architecture Seen by Great Photographers).
A New York Times profile on Ivete Sangalo, "the most popular female vocalist in 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. ...
The Huffington Post's Zach Udko travels to Inhotim, in Brumadinho, Brazil.
Dwell gathered a dozen examples of Brazilian furniture design—including some iconic examples—as a primer on the Brazilian desginers everyone should know.
“No other film has ever managed to portray as deeply what is ingrained in the Brazilian unconscious.”—Luiz Carlos Merten, Estadão
Waste Land follows artist Vik Muniz as he travels back to his native Brazil to capture the lives of people who live and work in and around Jardim Gramacho, the largest landfill in the world....
Tell Me More explores the history of Brazilian protest music—complete with soundtrack.
Time Out São Paulo speaks with New York curator Neville Wakefield about young Brazilian artists and what drives their work.
The Guardian on how "a former punk rocker, DJ and self-confessed party animal ... change[d] the way people think about Brazilian food."
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....
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.
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.
The Raw Story on Brazil's thriving economy and its benefits for the country's art market.
At 7: Filmmaking great Nelson Perreira dos Santos is here to screen MUSIC ACCORDING TO TOM JOBIM. More: http://t.co/PrYaJE1zTB #wexviabrasil
Legendary director Nelson Perreira dos Santos w/us tonight as we screen his 1963 classic, BARREN LIVES http://t.co/XK1QboAopJ #wexviabrasil
Photographer Magda Biernat and her husband, illustrator Ian Webster, spend a month traveling through Brazil and photographing that late Oscar Niemeyer’s architecture.
How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman was dos Santos’s biggest international hit and a defining work of Cinema Novo’s tropicália phase.
Howie Kahn on Alex Atala of D.O.M., rated the best restaurant in South America and fourth best in the world.
In this universally acclaimed film, dos Santos recreates the memoirs of Graciliano Ramos, a celebrated Brazilian author (of Barren Lives, among other works).
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.”
“As important to Latin American cinema as [Jean-Luc Godard´s] Breathless is to European film.”—Toronto International Film Festival
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....
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.
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....
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.
This festive video rings in our ongoing Via Brasil project with an impressive display of choreographed physicality.
“A confident and impressive first feature! Offers a sweetly seductive form of intoxication.”—Hollywood Reporter
“I’d put money on the likelihood that Brazil’s Kleber Mendonça Filho is on track to become a major filmmaker in the coming years. Neighboring Sounds is a thrilling discovery.”–Gavin Smith, Film Comment
"Rob Mazurek returns to Brazil and floats his cool blue cornet over a spellbinding collage of saturated textures, syncopated rhythms and electronics."—Time Out Chicago