Little Paris to Tropicália: 200 years of racial mixing and national utopias in Brazilian art


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Focusing on three distinct artistic movements – Academicism, Anthropophagy and Tropicália – Dr Genaro Vilanova Miranda Oliveira from the New Zealand Centre for Latin American Studies at the University of Auckland discusses how artists creatively responded to racial and political theories from their respective contexts both to produce innovative artworks but also to engage as leading voices in national debates.

This talk will discuss the role Brazilian artists played in (re)shaping Brazilian national identity from its initially Eurocentric basis towards the more inclusive and pluri-ethnic ideas embraced today.

Auditorium, lower ground level