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'Impeach Bolsonaro': artist hangs black cloths on Brazilian Embassy in Paris to protest against president

Julio Villani's banners symbolise his “ongoing determination, revolt and despair” at the Brazilian leader's handling of the coronavirus crisis

Brazilian artist Abraham Palatnik has died from coronavirus, aged 92

As the inventor of kinechromatic art, he leaves behind "an ineffable legacy"

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Coronavirus threatens the Yanomami community that Brazilian artist Claudia Andujar has devoted her career to protecting

As Covid-19 continues to spread in Latin America, Brazil's Indigenous peoples are at risk more than ever due to lack of government protection

Brazilian galleries and museums to remain closed despite Bolsonaro's draconian stance on coronavirus

As the Brazilian president calls for businesses to re-open despite a growing number of Covid-19 cases, some refuse to follow "politically-influenced" advice

SP-Arte suspends forthcoming edition as Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro gets tested for coronavirus

Fears about the spread of Covid-19 are growing just weeks after the country's Carnaval festivities ended

São Paulo show to explore how samba transformed the work of Hélio Oiticica

Exhibition at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand will kick off a year of shows celebrating the influence of dance on artists

Bernardo Paz, collector and founder of Inhotim art park, cleared on charges of money laundering

A Brazilian federal court unanimously acquitted the billionaire mining magnate of allegedly siphoning off millions meant for his non-profit

The 34th edition of the Bienal de São Paulo explores ‘calls to resilience’

The biennial launches this month with “kunsthalle-sized” exhibitions ahead of the main show in September

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Jair Bolsonaro appoints conservative novela star Regina Duarte the new culture secretary

Duarte has been critical of the Rouanet Law, a federal cultural incentive, despite benefitting from it

Paris exhibition shines light on Brazilian photographer Claudia Andujar and the plight of indigenous peoples

As the Yanomani way of life is threatened once again, we hear from the photographer ahead of a major show at the Fondation Cartier

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Brazil's culture secretary dismissed after channeling Joseph Goebbels in video promoting national arts prize

Roberto Alvim, a former theatre director, is a die-hard supporter of the far-right president Jair Bolsonaro

Sculptor Gego closes Brazil museum’s year of women artists

São Paulo survey at Masp shows work by one of the leading figures of the 1950s kinetic and geometric abstraction movement

Ai Weiwei confronts Amazon destruction in new film work

Dissident artist is exploring the disappearance of the Brazilian rainforest alongside China’s growing influence in South America

Rio Art Museum could close due to lack of federal funding

Two directors left the museum last week, and 126 employees have received a dismissal notice

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Rio de Janeiro’s Unesco-listed slave wharf receives nearly $2m for renovation

Archaeologists have uncovered more than one million objects on the site

Phoenix project rises amid the wreckage of Brazil’s National Museum blaze

The museum is seeking $30m to reopen one wing in 2022 for the bicentennial of Brazilian independence

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Inhotim's attendance stabilises months after tragic collapse of nearby mining dam

The arts and botanical centre is a vital source of economic welfare for the rural region

Tarsila dethrones Monet as São Paulo museum's most popular exhibition

A retrospective devoted to the Brazilian Modernist was part of a yearlong focus on female artists

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Brazilian secretary of culture resigns over government's censorship of LGBTQ+ productions

Henrique Pires says the government has more important issues to deal with than two men kissing on television

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Unesco visit brings new growth to Roberto Burle Marx’s home and garden

Brazil funds major renovation of landscape architect's lush estate, which could become a World Heritage site in 2020

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Bolsonaro hires far-right theatre director to lead federal arts oganisation

Roberto Alvim, who is calling for a conservative artists' database, will close his São Paulo theatre after claiming he was persecuted over political views

São Paulo biennial ups its budget for a huge 2020 edition

The 34th exhibition will involve collaborations with more than 20 cultural institutions in the city and multiple openings throughout the year

Brazil’s museums dodge Bolsanaro’s cultural funding caps—at least for now

The Rouanet Law, which the Brazilian leader claims enables corruption, was amended in an official announcement

Rio de Janeiro’s National Museum requests emergency funding for recovery efforts after fire

As pieces of its ancient Egyptian collection are salvaged, the museum’s director says it can no longer afford storage facilities

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Archaeological trove discovered beneath zoo heads to Rio de Janeiro’s National Museum

More than 30,000 imperial artefacts were found in the nearby RioZoo last week

São Paulo's new millionaire governor João Doria proposes massive cuts to culture budget

Museums and cultural institutions in the Brazilian state prepare for closures and cancelled programmes

Cause of Rio de Janeiro’s National Museum fire revealed

An overheated air conditioning unit was the starting point of the inferno that destroyed the building last year

SP-Arte opens with a bright mood and sunny outlook on the market

Sales were slow—and stayed mostly inside the Brazilian circuit—but the trade remains optimistic

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Brazil’s art market emboldened by Bolsonaro as São Paulo's SP-Arte fair opens

Controversial president’s economic reforms may prove a boost for the country’s art market, despite worries about censorship

Ernesto Neto's São Paulo retrospective to present interactive installations with an indigenous focus

Exhibition includes Brazilian artist’s large-scale, immersive sculptures, and his work with the Huni Kuin people