five new free exhibitions in Rio’s schedule

five new free exhibitions in Rio’s schedule
five new free exhibitions in Rio’s schedule

The itinerary of exhibitions in Rio has five free novelties in the coming days. This Saturday (3), the group show “FALA COISA” opens at the Carpintaria gallery, with unpublished works by Rio de Janeiro artist Barrão and American Josh Callaghan. During the week, the exhibitions “Sit up: the BEĨ collection in dialogue” also open, at the Brazilian Handicraft Reference Center; “Luiz Carlos Ritter Collection”, at Pinakotheke Cultural; “Di Cavalcanti – 125 years”, at Danielian Galeria; and “Parada 7 – Art in Resistance”, at the Federal Justice Cultural Center and at the Hélio Oiticica Municipal Art Center simultaneously.

‘Van Gogh Live – 8K’

Betting on cutting-edge technology and artistic performances, Van Gogh’s largest immersive installation has its world premiere in Rio. The exhibition promotes the projection of more than 200 works by the painter in 8K resolution, forming a narrative, in a total of almost 40 minutes, packed with an original soundtrack, with music by Debussy, Ravel, Bach, O’Halloran and Pink Floyd, among others. Until November 2nd.

BarraShopping (Lagoon Level Parking): Av. of the Americas 4666, Barra. Mon to Sat, 10am to 10pm. Sun and holidays, from 10 am to 8 pm. BRL 80 (Mon to Thu, daytime), BRL 90 (Mon to Thu, night), BRL 110 (Fri, Sat, Sun and holidays).

‘Van Gogh & Impressionists’.

The multimedia exhibition features 360º HD projections of well-known works by the Dutch master, including his self-portraits, “The Starry Night” and “Bedroom in Arles”, and renowned Impressionists such as Monet, Renoir, Gauguin and Cézanne. In its last weeks on display, the show has a discount: everyone pays the half-price (R$ 35) from Wednesday to Friday. Until the 18th of September.

Via Parque Shopping (1st Floor / Entrance B): Av. Ayrton Senna 3000, Barra da Tijuca. Wed to Sun, 10am to 9pm. R$ 70 .

‘Flowers by Van Gogh’

Vincent van Gogh is the subject of another interactive show — smaller than the one on display in Barra — at Shopping Tijuca. The exhibition turns to the painter’s source of inspiration: nature, especially flowers. The 30-minute journey passes through four rooms (“Bouquets by Van Gogh”, “Flowering Trees”, “Vision of the Fields” and “From Lilies to Madness”), tracing a timeline that recalls its main phases. Until September 11th.

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Av. Maracana 987, Tijuca. Mon to Sat, 10am to 10pm. Sun and holidays, from 1 pm to 9 pm. R$ 35 via Sympla or on site.


‘SAY THING’. Unpublished works by Rio de Janeiro artist Barrão and American artist Josh Callaghan dialogue in the exhibition, which highlights points of contact between the two sculptors. Curated by Raul Mourão, the show features works that show the transformation of household objects into humorous pieces through bricolage.

Rua Jardim Botânico, 971, Jardim Botânico. Tue to Fri, from 10am to 7pm. Sat, from 10 am to 6 pm. Free of charge.

Banco do Brasil Cultural Center

‘Playmode’. The games are highlighted in the interactive show that brings together 42 works by artists from Brazil and eight other countries. The works demonstrate how the logic of games is increasingly embedded in our customs through playful, sensory and conceptual experiences. Until October 12.

‘Rare Portinari’. The exhibition brings together around 50 rarely seen works by Candido Portinari, revealing rare facets of the artist. Among the items are works from private collections, designs for costumes and scenery for a ballet, a study for a UN panel and the only ceramic the painter produced in his career. The curator is Marcello Dantas. Until the 12th of September.

Rua Primeiro de Março 66, Centro. Mon, 9 am to 9 pm. Wed to Sat, 9am to 9pm. Sun, 9 am to 8 pm. Scheduling through the Eventim website. Free of charge

Roberto Marinho House

‘Calder + Miró”. The collective curated by Max Perlingeiro highlights the connection between the American sculptor Alexander Calder and the Spanish painter Joan Miró with Brazil. With around 150 pieces (some unpublished in the country), including paintings, sculptures, models, jewelry and more, the exhibition also occupies the gardens, where four works are installed. Works by artists influenced by the duo’s productions are also part of the show. Until November 20th.

Rua Cosme Velho 1105 (3298-9449). Have the sun, from 12 pm to 18 pm. Free (on Wednesdays) and R$ 10.

Federal Justice Cultural Center

‘Parade 7 – Art in Resistance’. The political and social scenario in Brazil is currently the subject of the collective curated by César Oiticica Filho, Evandro Salles and Luiza Interlenghi. The show features works by artists such as Cildo Meireles, Anna Maria Maiolino, Adriana Varejão, Cabelo and Nuno Ramos, as well as new names such as Maxwell Alexandre, Edgar Novíssimo, Hal Wildson, Helena Marques and Julia Xavante. At the same time, the exhibition also occupies the Hélio Oiticica Municipal Art Center. Opening on September 7 at 11 am, at CCJF, from where a procession will depart at 3 pm, towards Oiticica. Until October 31st.

Federal Justice Cultural Center: Av. Rio Branco 241, Downtown. Tue to Sun, from 11 am to 7 pm. Free of charge. Municipal Art Center Hélio Oiticica: Rua Luís de Camões 68, Centro. Mon to Sat, 10am to 6pm. Free of charge.

Brazilian Handicraft Reference Center (CRAB)

‘Sit down: the BEĨ collection in dialogue’. At the exhibition, 63 benches handcrafted by indigenous people from 38 ethnic groups from the Xingu, Southern Amazon, Eastern Amazon, Calha Norte and Northwest Amazonia share space with works by 14 renowned Brazilian designers. The curator is the indigenous Mayawari Mehinaku and the designers Claudia Moreira Salles and Gabriel Bueno. Opening September 5th. Until March 2023.

Tiradentes Square 69/71, Center. Tue to Sat, 10am to 5pm. Free of charge.

Danielian Gallery

‘Di Cavalcanti – 125 years old’. Some 40 rare works by the artist, including two canvases discovered in Paris that will be shown for the first time in nearly 90 years, will be on display in the show that celebrates 125 years of his birth. “Carnaval” (1920s) and “Bahia” (1935) were last seen by the public in 1936, during the artist’s exile in France, before being lost and recently discovered in a French collection. Curated by Denise Mattar. Opening on September 6th. Until November 12.

Rua Major Rubens Vaz 414, Gávea. Mon to Fri, from 11 am to 7 pm. Free of charge.

Cultural Space Arte Sesc

‘Abstractions’. The group show features works by women artists from different generations, such as Fayga Ostrower, Renina Katz, Anna Letycia, Anna Maria Maiolino and contemporaries Ana Cláudia Almeida and Laís Amaral to explore the different expressions of abstraction for each artist. Opening on 2 September. Until January 31, 2023.

Rua Marquês de Abrantes 99, Flamengo. Mon to Sat, 12pm to 7pm. Free of charge.

Moreira Salles Institute

‘Constellation Clarice’. The work and legacy of Clarice Lispector are the subject of the exhibition curated by Eucanaã Ferraz and Veronica Stigger, which brings together around 300 items, including manuscripts, photos, paintings, letters, records, reports and documents. Until October 9th.

Rua Marquês de São Vicente 476, Gávea. Tue to Fri, 12pm to 6pm. Sat, Sun and holidays, 10am to 6pm. Free of charge.

Botanical Garden

‘The Botanical Garden and the Belgian expedition in Brazil 1922-23’. The exhibition at Galpão das Artes brings together photographs and other historical items about the expedition led by the Belgian botanist Jean Massart between 1922 and 1923, which carried out stages in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Bahia, Pernambuco, Ceará, Pará and Amazonas. The collection is from the Instituto de Pesquisas do Jardim Botânico do Rio. Until the 27th of September.

Rua Jardim Botânico 1008, Jardim Botânico. Daily, 9 am to 5 pm. Free of charge.

Rio Art Museum

‘Spin’. With around one hundred works, including sculptures, paintings, photographs, drawings, books, models and installations – including interactive ones –, the solo show by artist Jarbas Lopes promotes a utopian vision of the world and questions the final destination of the objects we discard. The curatorship is by Amanda Bonan and Marcelo Campos. Until October 16th.

Praça Mauá 5, Downtown — 3031-2741. Thu to Sun, 11am to 6pm. BRL 20.

Modern Art Museum

‘Nakoada: Strategies for Modern Art’. Curated by Denilson Baniwa and Beatriz Lemos, the collective proposes new paths for the future, through modernist works from the museum’s collection (including works by Guignard, Tarsila, Portinari, Volpi, Anita Malfatti, among others), as well as ceramics from collection of the Museu do Índio and commissioned works by five contemporary artists. Among the items are some gems from the Gilberto Chateaubriand Collection. Until January 29, 2023.

Av. Infante Dom Henrique 85, Landfill — 3883-5600. Thu and Fri, from 1pm to 6pm. Sat and Sun, 10am to 6pm. Voluntary contribution.

Museum of Tomorrow

‘Amazon’. After visiting Paris, London, Rome and São Paulo, the exhibition brings together 194 photographs by Sebastião Salgado, the result of a seven-year immersion in the Amazon region. Conceived by Lélia Wanick Salgado, who signs the curatorship, the show also features a space with sound projections with a special composition by Rodolfo Stroeter. Until January 29.

Main exhibition: To address the impact of man on the planet, the permanent exhibition is divided into five parts — Cosmos, Earth, Anthropocene, Tomorrows and Us.

Praça Mauá 1, Center — 3812-1800. Tue to Sun and holidays, 10am to 6pm. R$ 30 (free on Tuesdays). Tickets only through

Pontal Museum

‘New air: Pontal reinvented’: The new headquarters of the museum that is an international reference in Brazilian popular art, in Barra da Tijuca, presents a set of six exhibitions, one of long duration and five temporary, in a total of about two thousand parts.

‘Prosperity, happiness in everything’. With the theme of the anti-asylum struggle, the collective brings together ten works, including paintings and sculptures, by seven artists who are part of Atelier Gaia, a space linked to the Bispo do Rosário Contemporary Art Museum.

Av. Celia Ribeiro da Silva Mendes 3300, Barra da Tijuca. Thu to Sun, 10am to 6pm. Voluntary contribution.

National Historical Museum

‘Rio 1922’. The exhibition celebrating the centenary of the MHN and the bicentennial of the Independence of Brazil travels through Rio de Janeiro in 1922, with about 100 period items, including photographs, paintings, clothing, objects, banknotes and furniture. Until December.

‘Decolonial Brazil – other stories’. The show brings a set of 17 interventions in the long-term circuit of the MHN on themes and objects related to the African diaspora in the history of Brazil.

Praça Marechal Âncora s/nº, Centro — 3299-0324. Wed to Fri, 10am to 5pm. Sat and Sun, 1pm to 5pm. Free of charge.

Imperial Palace

‘Rotten chic: Adir Sodré’s extraordinary retrospective’. Curated by Guilherme Altmayer and Leno Veras, the show brings together works by the artist that address topics such as environmental defense, criticism of political power and the still elitist profile of the art system, and issues related to sexuality. Until October 23.

‘Cage’. The individual by Daniel Lannes is a retrospective of canvases by the artist from Rio de Janeiro that provoke political and social reinterpretations of Brazilian history. The curatorship is by Lilia Moritz Schwarcz. Until October 23.

‘Luiz Norões – All risks’. Curated by Ivair Reinaldim, the retrospective exhibition of the artist who participated in the so-called Geração 80 brings together paintings, engravings, drawings, poems and documents to shed light on his artistic career.

Praça Quinze de Novembro 48, Center. Tue to Sun, 12pm to 6pm. Free of charge.

Cultural Pinakotheke

‘Luiz Carlos Ritter Collection’. The exhibition brings together 60 works from the collector’s collection, including works by Renoir, Tarsila do Amaral, Frans Post, Guignard, Portinari, Morandi, Renoir, Di Cavalcanti, Volpi, Pancetti, Lygia Clark and Helio Oiticica, among other artists. Luiz Carlos Ritter started his collection in 1983 and has hundreds of works by important names in art from the 17th to the 21st century. Opening September 5th. Until the 24th of September.

Rua São Clemente 300, Botafogo. Mon to Fri, 10am to 6pm. Sat, 10am to 4pm. Free of charge.

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