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I am Braziliality

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Braziliality at Hackney Citizen

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Braziliarty presents here, hand picked projects to show you what we can do and how we are growing. Below you can see a compilation of the best, since times from ‘Braziliality’, until now: ( To see all previous projects by year, click here) LATA Street Culture Festival – London, August 2015 In 2015, Braziliarty and Pigment put forces together to organise a dedicated street culture festival bringing pioneers and emerging Brazilian... Read More

From Basquiat to spray painting, street artist L7M’s colours in Europe – interview by Cal Angrisani

This is a story of a young man from the countryside of São Paulo state who had a dream a few months ago to fly with his painted birds. So here he is, in his first European tour shooting rays and colours wherever he goes. From a young age Luis Gustavo Martins started drawing what interested him the most – faces, birds and monsters – and inspired by Caravaggio’s realistic observation of the human state combined with Turner’s... Read More

Reflections on the 55th Venice Biennale and Brazil at it

Going to the Venice Biennale for the first time is an experience that requires more than to read as much as you can before, speak to people who have been, plan at least five days in Venice, pack comfortable shoes and stylish wear. After reading a few but particularly one specialised magazine issue about this year’s Biennale, I felt slightly apprehensive. Reading that if I “want to see something new I should better go to Montevideo…” made... Read More

Brazilian Presence at Frieze Art Fair week and in London 2013

This year, like never before, Brazil’s presence at the Frieze art week in London was solid and influential. Frieze Art Fair, one of the largest contemporary fairs in the world attract not only high profile collectors, curators and head of institutions on top of the public, it also attracts other art events and fairs to happen during the same week, turning London into an art capital of the world for a week. Brazil is hot topic in several aspects... Read More

Frevo Drop at Brazilica in Liverpool

Brazilica invited the installation Frevo Drop to participate in this year’s festival, bring the Brazilian tradition of Frevo dance into Metquarter in the heart of the city. Frevo is a typical dance originated in the region of Pernambuco in the xx century. From the word ‘Ferver’ meaning to boil in portuguese, the fast passing energetic dance mix elements of Capoeira and was created of a way to stop the Capoeira groups to fight during... Read More

Interview: Theater Director Renato Rocha

Nothing like a hot Sunday afternoon, a cold beer and an open terrace in the heart of Camden as a setting to interview Renato Rocha. The Actor and Theater Director is working in town this summer, acting in BufoMecanica’s piece for the Shakespeare Festival: Two Roses for Richard III, and as Artistic Director of Dark Side of Love in production at the Roundhouse. Renato is what we call ‘menino do Rio’ (Rio’s boy); carrying a great smile on his... Read More

Lya Nagado ” Still life” at ICN Gallery: Questioning Mortality by Roy Exley

Lya Nagado: Questioning Mortality “The whole magic of beauty is in its mystery” - Schiller* As soon as I saw Lya Nagado’s beautifully executed, but enigmatic, oil paintings ranged around the gallery wall at ICN, I knew I was in the presence of something rather special. Her paintings, whose hues and tones suggest those of the Flemish old masters, have surfaces whose sumptuous velvety textures offer few clues as to the labour-intensity... Read More

Romen Gouveia, ‘Guilty pleasure … the impossibility of logic’ by Emer Costello

Romen Gouveia’s installation, ‘Guilty pleasure … the impossibility of logic’, an electric boutique of colour, charges the debate of how “brands play the roles of deities in our culture, creating our most powerful iconography, building our most utopian monuments, articulating our experience back at us, not religion, not intellectuals, not poets”. (Klein, p.30, 2002) Showcasing at ‘Goldsmiths Degree Show, 2012’ his kaleidoscopic piece... Read More

Interview: Galpao 30 years anniversary

I arrived at the Globe on the Friday afternoon on time to see Galpao’s truck delivering the costumes and props through the backstage door. The adventure of finding them took me into a journey inside Globe’s staff members. I ended by  meeting the festival’s Director Tom Bird. He was really pleased to have Galpao back  and he was the one who took me, in person, to the technical team of the troupe . I finally arrived at the rehearsal room, tip... Read More