The Itaú Cultural, a private institution based in São Paulo, has an encyclopedia on Brazilian artists, with also an English version on the section about visual arts. The search can be...
Brazilian people show a growing appreciation for modern and contemporary art. In the last twenty years attendance of museums, events and exhibitions has risen tremendously. Alongside the rise in attendance, there is an increasing demand for more art education in schools. The rise in attendance is partially due to a growing population and economy. Furthermore, an increasing interest in Brazilian and international art and an improved cultural infrastructure have resulted in an increase in international exhibitions in Brazil.
This mapping will first focus on how the contemporary art sector operates in Brazil. Thereby providing vital information for Dutch institutions planning to strengthen their cultural exchange with Brazil.
Second, this mapping will give an overview of key players in the cultural sector per city in order of importance; São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasília, Curitiba, Porto Alegre, Salvador, Belo Horizonte, Recife and Fortaleza.
Third, this mapping will describe the principal museums and art institutions in Brazil. This will allow Dutch institutions to navigate their way through the Brazilian contemporary art sector more easily.