South likes: Imagine Brazil at Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo


Paulo Nimer Pjota, Ciencia Geral Entre Sistemas, 2012, acrylic, pencil, pen and enamel on canvas. Astrup Fearnley Collection

South likes: Imagine Brazil at Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo
Imagine Brazil
Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway
11 October, 2013 – 2 March, 2014

Oslo’s Astrup Fearnley Museet invites us to Imagine Brazil, an exhibition created by the dialogue between recent and historical Brazilian contemporary art. Fourteen young artists were invited to participate in the exhibition as representatives of the emerging art scene in Brazil. Curated by Gunnar B. Kvaran, Thierry Raspail and Hans Ulrich Obrist, the show wishes not only to present the young Brazilian artists’s work, but also to put their artistic expression in a historical context. Accordingly, the selected artists were asked to choose an older artist, whom they consider important for Brazilian contemporary art, or for their own work, to accompany them in the exhibition. Adriano Costa, Sara Ramo, Magno Montez, Maria Martins, among others, merge their work and orchestrate the display of paintings, sculptures, installations, photography, video works and music. Addressing issues related to socio political and environmental problems, and relating to the complex and rich tradition of the Brazilian artistic landscape, Imagine Brazil in Oslo is a show one should not miss.

Eleanna Papathanasiadi


Adriano Costa, as moscas, 2007 – 2013, mixed media on paper, installation view detail. Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo.


Sofia Borges La Tête du Cheval, 2012.  (Deyson) & Courtesy Galeria
Millan (Borges).

Mendes Wood

Gilbert Deyson, Economy of trance, 2011, chair, flag, document file briefcase, ice block and glass. Collection Claudia and Jay Khalifeh


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