A sharp eye for Brazilian design
Brasil Hoje: Como se pronuncia design em português?MUDE at Palácio Condes da Calheta, Jardim Botânico Tropical, Belém, Lisbon, Portugal
Curated by Frederico Duarte
24 September – 31 December 2017
The short title of this exhibition – ‘Brasil Hoje’ [Brazil Today] – gives an idea of its ambitions, which is to cover nearly 100 objects, projects, concepts and books made by contemporary Brazilian designers from all over this vast, often misrepresented country. The long title, which translates as ‘How to pronounce design in Portuguese?’, continues a question first asked by MUDE’s 2014 exhibition of Portuguese design.
Ramito Pintor featured in Fernanda Martins’ Letras Que Flutuam [Floating Letters], a 2017 documentary about Brazilian signpainters. Photo: Nailana Thiely.
Top: An installation at ‘Brasil Hoje’ for Danilo de Paulo’s fanzine series Bailes: an immersion into the black dances of the 1960-70s in São Paulo.
John L. Walters, editor of Eye, London
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