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Shadow of freedom: discourses about Brazil and the world in the 1950's visual arts

Grant number: 17/17677-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2018
Effective date (End): May 31, 2023
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - Modern and Contemporary History
Principal Investigator:Gabriel Ferreira Zacarias
Grantee:Marcos Pedro Magalhães Rosa
Host Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):19/22406-5 - Shadow of freedom: discourses about Brasil and the world in the 1950s visual arts, BE.EP.DR

Abstract

The Brazilian reception of abstract impressionism, in the first eight Bienais of São Paulo, witness the migration of the internation art axis from Paris to New York, as well a domestic quarrel over how should we narrate and construct a national tradition of painting. In this sense, we shall tackle this reception in the Bienais from 1951 to 1965, positioning it in a global dynamics in which France, Brazil and the United States of America are reinventing themselves. We are interested in the way that an image of Brazil was put together alongside the notions of modernism that the French and the North-American endeavored. Notions as "Center" and "Periphery" will be framed in hindsight, in a narrative of modernism located after "global art's" outbreak and capable of spanning the center's instability, which, in that time, was under construction and dispute. (AU)

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ROSA, Marcos Pedro Magalhães. The Sea of Stains and the Arrow of Time: non-geometric abstraction between the Biennials of 1957 and 1959. 2023. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas Campinas, SP.

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