Decolonizing Art: A Conversation with Brazilian Artist Adriana Varejão

Fri, Mar 8, 2019, 12:00 pm

Through her vastly evocative works and materially diverse artistic practice, Adriana Varejão presents incisive reflections on the multiplex nature of Brazilian history, memory, and culture. Her oeuvre encompasses painting, sculpture, photography, and video installation. Reflected in her hybridization of mediums in manifold forms—including sculptural paintings and floor-based sculptural works—is the syncretism immanent to Brazil’s postcolonial identity. Varejão’s work is held in the collections of the Guggenheim Museum, the Tate Modern, and the Museu de Arte do Rio de Janeiro, among others. She is represented by Gagosian.

Adriana Varejão will be in conversation with Lilia M. Schwarcz (Professor of Anthropology at the University of São Paulo and Visiting Professor at Princeton) and João Biehl (Susan Dod Brown Professor of Anthropology and Co-Director of the Brazil LAB)

This event is co-sponsored by the Program in Latin American Studies, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 
and the Department of Anthropology.

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