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Warehouse of the Cinemateca Brasileira is struck by fire

Lawsuit was filed against the Brazilian government earlier this month citing the imminent risk of a blaze

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Brazilian government suspends federal cultural funding in areas with Covid restrictions

As the country's coronavirus cases spike, a new ordinance temporarily stops support for projects in places that have not yet lifted lockdown measures

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Brazilian sculptor João Turin memorialised with sculpture park in Paraná

The site will “encourage sustainable development that values the fauna and flora of the Brazilian environment—the themes to which Turin dedicated his life”, says collector and businessman Samuel Lago

Enormous vulva sculpture in Brazil sparks conservative outrage

Juliana Notari's work was installed days after President Bolsonaro vowed to never legalise abortion

Rio museum recovers Afro-Brazilian art works confiscated more than a century ago as ‘black magic’

The objects were seized by police from places of worship at a time when the practice of religions such as Candomble and Umbanda was a crime. They will now be housed at the Museu da Republica in Rio de Janeiro and displayed with guidance from religious representatives

Masp announces abridged 2021 programming as museums seek solutions to budget shortfalls

After drastic financial losses due to Covid-19, the Brazilian museum says it will hold a smaller number of shows for longer periods of time and boost its digital offerings

ArtRio forges ahead, making it the first major event to take place in Brazil since the pandemic began

Marking the fair's tenth anniversary, a live event with limited ticketing for collectors continues even as Covid-19 cases climb

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Inhotim cannot use works from its collection to pay off founder's debt, judge rules

The Brazilian arts park signed an agreement in 2016 to donate 20 works from its collection to the government in order to repay Bernardo Paz's $110m tax debt for laundering donations

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Court-ordered auction of works from disgraced Brazilian banker's collection prompts new controversy

The Museum of Contemporary Art at the University of São Paulo claims it is owed $3.6m for conserving and storing around 1,600 works repossessed from bankrupt Banco Santos president Edemar Cid Ferreira

Jair Bolsonaro, long criticised for anti-black statements, removes a painting of Afro-Brazilian deities from presidential offices

The Brazilian president allegedly requested the removal of Os Orixás by the artist Djanira da Motta e Silva at the behest of his wife, an Evangelical Christian

Unrepresented minority artists get a boost at virtual edition of SP-Arte

In light of recent social shifts, major market events "need to rethink, reinvent and rejuvenate" by including more under-represented classes of artists, director says

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Cinemateca Brasileira, the largest audiovisual institution in South America, under threat by Bolsonaro government

The government has fired all 41 technical staff, who safeguard an important collection of more than 250,000 works

Rescue and assessment efforts underway for gutted Brazilian museum

Maintenance was under par at Museum of Natural History and Botanical Gardens of the University of Minas Gerais

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Bolsonaro appoints son’s former aide the president of the National Arts Foundation as public ministry files lawsuit to remove him

Luciano Querido, trained as an IT technician, has been in the role provisionally since May despite lacking the federal qualifications for the role

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Fire destroys part of oldest university museum in Brazil following a failed safety inspection

Police are investigating a 15 June blaze at the Museum of Natural History and Botanical Gardens of the University of Minas Gerais, home to more than 260,000 works of folk art and ethnographic objects

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Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro appoints actor Mário Frias the new secretary of culture, sparking controversy

Frias is the fifth person to hold the role since Bolsonaro dissolved the ministry of culture after his election in 2019

'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