Distant neighbours

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Distant neighbours

A wide gulf separates Brazil from its Latin American neighbours. Geography, language, culture: the barriers are numerous, but they can be overcome, as this exhibition shows.

The vast land of forests and rivers, and the different Portuguese and Spanish origins are just some of the distances and incongruities that separate Brazil from the ‘Latin American' world. While globalisation is enacting a commercial and political reconciliation, the process is much slower in the arts and culture in general. The exhibition organised by the Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC) is an overview of the wide artistic repertoire of this heterogeneous and multicultural continent. Paintings, sculptures, installations, objects, photographs, and videos are gathered around three themes: identity construction; fantasy; and conceptual art. This is an ambitious project, which seeks to steer clear of usual chronological comparisons between cultures.

Vizinhos Distantes
Museum of Comtemporary Art (MAC)
Avenida Pedro Álvares Cabral 1301
São Paulo 01000-000

From 20 June to 31 July 2016



Wednesday to Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.