Brazilian art

Hélio Oiticica’s unrealised Tropicália environment erected in New York

The Brazilian artist developed the installation and several other iterations of architectural environments on a Guggenheim grant in the 1970s but never secured funding to build the work

Police find haul of stolen paintings, including masterworks by Tarsila do Amaral, under a bed in Rio de Janeiro

The works, including pieces by Do Amaral, Di Cavalcanti and others, were seized from the home of a man involved a bizarre scheme to swindle the widow of a famed dealer

Brazilian art collector Gilberto Chateaubriand has died, aged 97

Chateaubriand, son of the MASP founder Assis Chateaubriand, held one of the most important collections of Brazilian Modern and contemporary art

'Joy as a form of resistance': artists Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca capture the rituals of five Brazilian communities at the New Museum

“We make portraits of a given group in a given time and place,” the duo says about their videos of communities that connect through a form of performance on the peripheries of Brazilian life

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Brazilian kinetic and optical art pioneer Abraham Palatnik surveyed in visually remarkable book

The monographic publication Enchantment/Experimentation coincided with an extensive exhibition organised by Galeria Nara Roesler in New York this year

Inhotim founder Bernardo Paz, acquitted of money laundering, donates more than 300 works from his collection to the institute

Paz had been accused of transferring nearly $100m made as donations to the sprawling art centre to his mining and steel companies

Bittersweet triumph at Venice Biennale of late Indigenous artist Jaider Esbell

The Brazilian painter, sculptor, activist and writer killed himself last year

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Jennie C. Jones at the Guggenheim to Vincent Smith at Alexandre Gallery

Brazil’s Black Art Museum takes up residence at Inhotim sculpture park

Founded by artist Abdias Nascimento, the institution will stage a series of four exhibitions at Inhotim over the next two years

São Paulo Bienal echoes the political polarisation in Brazil

The 34th edition of the second longest-running international exhibition reflects on past and present political and social tensions

'Restless, experimental and enigmatic': Brazilian artist Carlito Carvalhosa has died, aged 59

He was the first living Brazilian artist to have a solo show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York

Amateur hour turns to golden hour for forgotten Brazilian photo club with New York show

The Museum of Modern Art will present rarely-seen work by the mid-century collective Foto-Cine Clube Bandeirante

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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

Longwood Gardens begins a $6.5m reconstruction of cascade garden by Roberto Burle Marx

The work of the Modernist artist and landscape architect takes new precedence as Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro faces international criticism over the devastation of the Amazon