11 unmissable art exhibitions in 2024 | Art

11 unmissable art exhibitions in 2024 | Art
11 unmissable art exhibitions in 2024 | Art
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This year has barely started and already promises to shake up the art world with new – and long-lasting – exhibitions. The long-awaited Panorama of Brazilian Art, which takes place every two years at MAM São Paulo, is guided by the urgency of the climate crisis and global warming. MASP, in turn, is dedicated to the LGBTQIA+ community around the world with a series of individual and collective exhibitions.

1 of 13 11 unmissable art exhibitions in 2024 — Photo: Reproduction
11 unmissable art exhibitions in 2024 — Photo: Reproduction

In Curitiba, the public can celebrate the city’s anniversary by visiting the artist’s collection of engravings and drawings Poty Lazzarotto, one of the most important engravers in the country. Below, we list the complete cultural agenda. Check out:

Gran Fury: art is not enough

2 of 13 Gran Fury Kissing Doesn’t Kill (ver.1) [Beijar não mata (versão 1)]1989-1990 — Photo: Disclosure
Gran Fury Kissing Doesn’t Kill (ver.1) [Beijar não mata (versão 1)]1989-1990 — Photo: Disclosure

This year, the museum is dedicated to the LGBTQIA+ community. A series of activities will be presented — exhibitions, courses, lectures, workshops, seminars and publications — that aim to address and debate topics such as activism and queer representation, in addition to social movements in connection with visual culture and artistic practices. For the first time, the MASP promotes a collective exhibition Gran Furya group considered a reference for artistic activism practices in the 1980s and 1990s. Formed in 1988 in New York, it emerged from an organization called ACT UP (Aids Coalition to Unleash Power) [Coalizão da Aids para Libertar o Poder], made up of individuals and groups dedicated to publicizing negligence in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The exhibition presents graphic campaigns and public interventions around issues related to the crisis and the Ronald Reagan government’s disregard for dealing with the epidemic.

When: From February 23rd to June 9th
Where: São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand Art Museum (MASP) – São Paulo: Avenida Paulista, 1578

Francis Bacon: the beauty of the flesh

3 of 13 Francis Bacon – Two Figures with a Monkey, 1973, Oil on canvas — Photo: Disclosure
Francis Bacon – Two Figures with a Monkey, 1973, Oil on canvas — Photo: Disclosure

Francis Bacon He is considered an important painter of the 20th century, with more than six decades of production. Son of English parents, he had a difficult childhood in a violent family environment. At sixteen, he was kicked out of home and this made him change his life. After spending time in Berlin and Paris, he settled in London in the 1930s, where he began his career as an artist. Bacon created a remarkable work, known for his particular way of representing human figures, especially portraits and male nudes. In his works, he often painted his companions, lovers and friends from bohemian London.

When: From March 22nd to July 28th
Where: São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand Art Museum (MASP) – São Paulo: Avenida Paulista, 1578

Stories of LGBTQIA+ diversity

4 of 13 The exhibition “Stories of LGBTQIA+ diversity” closes the year at MASP — Photo: Daniel Cabrel/Disclosure
The exhibition “Histories of LGBTQIA+ diversity” closes the year at MASP — Photo: Daniel Cabrel/Disclosure

The large-scale collective exhibition closes the year’s program MASP. With around 200 works from public and private collections in Brazil and abroad, the exhibition will be organized in several areas and will occupy the two main spaces of the gallery, totaling approximately one thousand m².

When: December 13, 2024 to April 13, 2025
Where: São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand Art Museum (MASP) – São Paulo: Avenida Paulista, 1578

38th Panorama of Brazilian Art: Thousand Degrees

5 of 13 This year, the 38th Panorama of Brazilian Art exhibition occupies all spaces at MAM São Paulo — Photo: Ding Musa/Disclosure
This year, the 38th Panorama of Brazilian Art exhibition occupies all spaces at MAM São Paulo — Photo: Ding Musa/Disclosure

In the second semester, the MAM São Paulo welcomes in all its exhibition spaces the 38th Panorama of Brazilian Art, biennial and fundamental exhibition in the history of the museum. Curated by Germano Dushá and Thiago de Paula Souza, the project entitled “Mil Graus” indicates the curators’ objective of tracing a multidimensional horizon of contemporary artistic production in Brazil, elaborating the country’s current reality under the sense of urgency and the capacity to transformation of what they call “limit heat” – the temperature at which everything melts, disintegrates and is transmuted. According to Cauê Alves, the institution’s chief curator, “the exhibition approaches the discussion about global warming and the climate crisis. And on the other hand, the exhibition schedule brings a fundamental ethnic-racial diversity to the contemporary world.”

When: October 3, 2024 to January 26, 2025
Where: MAM – São Paulo: Av. Pedro Álvares Cabral, s/nº (access through gates 1 and 3)

Place to be: the legacy of Burle Marx

6 of 13 Roberto Burle Marx, Ministry of Education and Health (MES), Terrace garden in gouache — Photo: Sergio Guerini – Burle Marx Institute Collection
Roberto Burle Marx, Ministry of Education and Health (MES), Terrace garden in gouache — Photo: Sergio Guerini – Instituto Burle Marx Collection

The exhibition, carried out in partnership between the MAM Rio and the Burle Marx Instituteproposes new readings on the documentary collection of the landscape architect’s work Roberto Burle Marx and its collaborators. In a thousand square meters of exhibition area, the narrative is constructed from projects that considered cities, studies, sketches, drawings, photographs and newspaper clippings added to the works of six invited artists: João Modé, Luiz Zerbini, Maria Laet, Mario Lopes , Rosana Paulino and Yacunã Tuxá. It is curated by Beatriz Lemos, chief curator of MAM Rio, Isabela Ono, executive director of the Burle Marx Institute, and Pablo Lafuente, artistic director of the Rio museum.

When: January 27th to May 26th
Where: MAM Rio – Rio de Janeiro: Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 85

Panoramic exhibition by Lygia Clark

7 of 13 Lygia Clark’s panoramic exhibition takes place at Pina Luz — Photo: Reproduction
Lygia Clark’s panoramic exhibition takes place at Pina Luz — Photo: Reproduction

In the building of Pina Luzthe panoramic Lygia Clark highlights the legacy of this artist who significantly transformed the possibilities of artistic production, reception and experimentation in Brazil and the world. The exhibition goes through different moments in the artist’s career, presenting her relational objects and propositions, as well as series from the neoconcrete phase.

When: March 2nd to August 4th
Where: Pina Luz Building – São Paulo: Pça. da Luz, 2

Retrospective of Cecília Vicuña

8 of 13 Cecília Vicuña, “Bedígame mamita” (1978) — Photo: Reproduction
Cecília Vicuña, “Bedígame mamita” (1978) — Photo: Reproduction

A Pina also presents, in the first half of the year, a retrospective of the Chilean artist’s 55-year career Cecília Vicuña. This is a collaboration with Pinacoteca with the National Museum of Chilein Santiago, and with the Malba, in Buenos Aires. Paintings, photographs, videos, sound pieces, sculptures and installations will be present at the Pina Contemporary. One of his most emblematic works, “Menstrual” (2006), will be seen by the public for the first time in Brazil. The curatorship is by Peruvian Miguel López.

When: May 16th to September 15th
Where: Pina Contemporânea – São Paulo: Av. Tiradentes, 273

Calder + Miró

9 of 13 Works by Joan Miró will be on display at the Tomie Ohtake Institute from July onwards — Photo: Reproduction
Works by Joan Miró will be on display at the Tomie Ohtake Institute from July onwards — Photo: Reproduction

The exhibition celebrates the connection between one of the greatest modern North American sculptors, Alexander Calderand one of the most important surrealist painters, Joan Miróhighlighting numerous developments in Brazilian art.

When: July 20th to September 15th
Where: Instituto Tomie Ohtake – São Paulo: Rua Coropé, 88

Claudia Andujar: Worldview

10 of 13 Claudia Andujar: Cosmovision — Photo: Claudia Andujar/Disclosure
Claudia Andujar: Cosmovisão — Photo: Claudia Andujar/Disclosure

The exhibition proposes a new vision of the work of Claudia Andujar from images that encompass the Yanomami people in different forms: from his classic series “Yanomami Dreams” (2002) to the book “Amazônia” (1978), which he co-produced with George Love. The exhibition also features lesser-known photographs, touching on an experimental side of his production. The psychedelia present in his work is also on the agenda. Series such as “Sônia” (1970-1971), “Sonho verde azulado” (1982) and “Malencontro” (1980-1989) will also be part of this unprecedented exhibition.

When: April 3 to June 30
Where: Itaú Cultural – São Paulo: Av. Paulista, 149

Jorge Bodanzky’s camera: conflict and resistance during the Brazilian dictatorship 1964-1985

11 of 13 Jorge Bodanzky’s camera: conflict and resistance during the Brazilian dictatorship 1964-1985 — Photo: Reproduction
Jorge Bodanzky’s camera: conflict and resistance during the Brazilian dictatorship 1964-1985 — Photo: Reproduction

The career of the filmmaker and photographer Jorge Bodanzky is celebrated at IMS Paulista. The focus is on production carried out during the Brazilian military dictatorship (1964-1985). The period encompasses his experiments in Super8, his reports for German TV and some of his main feature films, such as “Iracema” (1974) and “Igreja dos oprimidos” (1985). The artist renewed Brazilian cinema by mixing documentary and fiction to address the social and political conflicts of the period in which the mantle of development covered the country with violence and oppression. In the 60th anniversary of the military coup that silenced Brazil, its production is an urgent and current invitation to rethink the country’s democratization.

When: March 23 to July 28
Where: IMS Paulista – Avenida Paulista, 2424

Poty Lazzarotto

12 of 13 The Oscar Niemeyer Museum celebrates the centenary of Poty Lazzarotto with an unprecedented exhibition — Photo: Cadi Busatto/Disclosure
The Oscar Niemeyer Museum celebrates Poty Lazzarotto’s centenary with an unprecedented exhibition — Photo: Cadi Busatto/Disclosure

To celebrate Curitiba’s birthday, the Oscar Niemeyer museum inaugurates an unprecedented long-term exhibition by the artist from Curitiba Poty Lazzarotto. The exhibition comes from the museum’s own collection, which consists of more than 3 thousand works by the artist. Lazzarotto followed his path from drawing, then delving deeper into engraving, of which he became a master – he was the creator of the first engraving course at the São Paulo Museum of Art. Much of his production is biographical and ranges from childhood memories to the settings he lived in.

When: March 29th
Where: Oscar Niemeyer Museum (MON) – Curitiba: Rua Marechal Hermes, 999

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13 of 13 Elisa Martins da Silveira, Festa Junina, 1967 — Photo: Disclosure
Elisa Martins da Silveira, Festa Junina, 1967 — Photo: Disclosure

The art gallery Galatea begins activities in Salvador with the collective exhibition “Cais”. The exhibition uses key elements from the artists Aislan Pankararu, Chico da Silva, José Adário It is Miguel dos Santos to delimit four exhibition areas: Fauna and flora fantasies; Afro-indigenous and Brazilian geometries; Expanded masks and representations of Afro-indigenous and Brazilian religiosity and culture. There are paintings, sculptures and photographs by more than 60 artists, such as Abraham Palatnik, Ayrson Heráclito, Cicero Dias, Emmanuel Araújo, Francisco Brennand, Master Dicinho, Master Didi, Rubem Valentim It is Tunga. The expography and architectural design of the 400 square meter space were designed by Estúdio Anagrama, which thinks about architecture, furniture and design objects based on reuse.

When: January 31st to March 16th
Where: Galatea Salvador – Salvador: Rua Chile, 22

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