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Brazilian Sculptors and their Transfers: Artistic recognition and gender relations (1940-1970)

Grant number: 18/19315-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): January 27, 2019
Effective date (End): August 09, 2019
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Arts - Art Fundamentals and Criticism
Principal Investigator:Ana Paula Cavalcanti Simioni
Grantee:Marina Mazze Cerchiaro
Supervisor: Beatrice Joyeux-Prunel
Host Institution: Museu de Arte Contemporânea (MAC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: École Normale Supérieure, Paris (ENS), France  
Associated to the scholarship:16/21513-4 - Women Sculptors and Biennials: the construction of artistic recognition in the post-war period, BP.DR


In the face of an important presence of women in the history of modern Brazilian sculpture and in the Biennials of São Paulo, my PhD research aims to understand how gender dynamics have affected the international recognition and circulation of Brazilian women sculptors (or women sculptors working in Brazil) who were prized at the São Paulo Biennales between 1951 and 1965. This group is made up for: Felícia Leirner, Liuba Wolf, Lygia Clark, Maria Martins, Mary Vieira and Zélia Salgado, who had a remarkable internationalization. A research stays in Paris of about six months in the Ecole Normale Supérieur (ENS), supervised by the professor Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel is planned. The three central objectives are: 1)To look into the Paris Biennials archive hosted in France by the Archives de la Critique d'art on Rennes to compare figures on participation and women's prices with which the data of São Paulo biennials 2)To collect data on the circulation of sculptors (especially Mary Vieira and Lygia Clark) outside Brazil, particularly in Europe 3)to attend the Artl@s seminar and deepen my knowledge on the theoretical and methodological proposals of a spatial and transnational history of art developed

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