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Author Beal, Sophia, 1982- author.

Title The art of Brasília : 2000-2019 / Sophia Beal
Published Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2020]


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 252 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series New Directions in Latino American Cultures
New directions in Latino American cultures.
Contents Introduction to the art of Brasília -- Historical overview of the art of Brasília -- Brasília unsettled in João Almino's Cidade Livre -- Creative communion in Nicholas Behr's Brasília -- Ceilândia's art in Adirly Queirós's Branco sai, preto fica -- Poetry slams and Brasília's legacy of verse competitions -- Black contemporary Brasília poets' insurgent books -- Traços, street art, and Brasília's cultural renaissance -- Epilogue
Summary "People from outside of Brasília often dismiss Brazil's capital as socially divided, boring, corrupt, and emotionally cold. Apparently its founders created not a vibrant capital, but a cultural wasteland. However, as Sophia Beal argues, Brasília's contemporary artists are out to prove the skeptics wrong. These twenty-first-century artists are changing how people think about the city and animating its public spaces. They are recasting Brasília as a vibrant city of the arts in which cultural production affirms a creative right to the city. Various genres--prose, poetry, film, cultural journalism, music, photography, graffiti, street theater, and street dance--play a part. Brasília's initial 1960s art was state-sanctioned, carried out mainly by privileged, white men. In contrast, the capital's contemporary art is marked by its diversity, challenging norms about who has a voice within the Brasília art scene. This art demystifies the capital’s inequities and imagines alternative ways of inhabiting the city."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Sophia Beal is Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of Brazil under Construction: Fiction and Public Works
Print version record
Subject Almino, João -- Criticism and interpretation
Behr, Nicolas -- Criticism and interpretation
Queirós, Adirley -- Criticism and interpretation
Behr, Nicolas
Arts -- Brazil -- Brasília (Distrito Federal) -- History -- 21st century
Art -- Brazil -- Brasília (Distrito Federal) -- History -- 21st century
Brazil -- Brasília (Distrito Federal)
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783030371371