José Antonio Gómez Rosas, a Mexican Master
A Gifted Ghost Known as “El Hotentote”
An air of mystery surrounds the life of this artist, contemporary of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. It's time to rediscover his work.
The Politics of Textile Art
The Unexpected Power of Threads
Two recent books focus on artists using textiles as a way of traversing politics and creating meaning.
Religion as Inspiration
Eneida Sanches – Trance and Dimensional Displacement
Among black women artists from Brazil, she is one of the few who discusses in her works a closeness with the sacred.
Maria Auxiliadora: daily life, painting and resistence
With seven thematic axes, the exhibition gathers the largest number of paintings by the artist ever presented.
Echoes of the South Atlantic
Arjun Appadurai – “The relevant issue is: rich versus poor”
For the Indian anthropologist, both an idea of a “Southern Theory” and the term “Decolonization” can easily slip into clichés.
An Island Within an Island
Haitians in Cuba – “Two Homelands, One Blood”
Filmmaker Esery Mondesir discusses his new documentary “Una Sola Sangre”, about Haitian communities in Cuba.
Images of Aleijadinho
The São Paulo Museum of Art brings together 37 sculptures by "Aleijadinho" along with paintings and photographs by other Brazilian artists.
In Focus: Cuba
“Afro-” and “-Cuban”: A Possible Nation?
How are black Cubans perceived? A walk through the history of the relationship between the visual arts and Cuban Afro identity.
Remembering the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo
To Live Is To Be In The Moment
The 32nd Bienal de São Paulo (2016) examined notions of uncertainty and the strategies offered by contemporary art to embrace it.