This catalogue is published in conjunction with the titled exhibition. This exhibition, according to curator Yuko Hasegawa, was inspired by the word Tropicalia and the exhibition 'When Attitudes Become Form'. The former is a word coined by the artist Helio Oiticica, while the latter is a show curated by Harald Szeemann at the Kunsthalle Bern in 1969. Taking these notions in mind, the exhibition highlights the importance of direct, unrefined knowledge and experiences that are typical Brazilian. 

The exhibition is also an event of the Japan-Brazil Year of Exchange. The close ties between the two countries are thus also highlighted. Featured in the exhibition are a number of artists that are of Japanese descend.

Critical essays, images of the artworks and biographies of the featured artists are included.
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Onsite

Location code EX.JAP.WLB
Language

English, 

Japanese

Publication/Creation date

2008

No of pages

215

ISBN / ISSN

9784872951189

No of copies

1

Content type

catalogue

Chapter headings
Neo-Tropicalia: Contemporary Art in Brazil When Lives Become Form

- Yuko HASEGAWA, 長谷川祐子

1960: The Brazilian Experiment

- Felipe CHAIMOVICH

Brazil and Japan: Long Standing Ties

- Paulo HERKENHOFF

The Lights That Shine from The Favela

- Keijiro SUGA, 管啓次郎

Anthropofago Aesthetics of Lightness and Delicacy: Brazilian Woman Artists Today

- Sachiko NAMBA, 難波祐子

Fantasia of Brazilian Mode

- Akiko ICHIKAWA, 市川暁子

Let's Eat Tropicalia

- Jin NAKAHARA, 中原仁

When Lives Become Form: Contemporary Brazilian Art: 1960s to the Present
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When Lives Become Form: Contemporary Brazilian Art: 1960s to the Present