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WorldView: Brazil

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WorldView: Brazil

Thu, Feb 13, 2014 9:30 AM
Thu, Feb 20, 2014 9:30 AM

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

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

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


(Lucy Walker, 2010)

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

(Gabriel Mascaro, 2013)

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

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

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

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