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  • ICAA Record ID
    1111417
    AUTHOR
    Barbosa, Ana Mae Tavares Bastos
    TITLE
    Artes plásticas no Nordeste / Ana Mae Barbosa
    IN
    Estudos Avançados ( São Paulo, Brasil). --- Vol. 11, no. 29 (Jan./ Apr. 1997)
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 241- 255 : ill.
    LANGUAGES
    Portuguese
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Journal article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Barbosa, Anna Mae. "Artes plásticas no Nordeste." Estudos Avançados (São Paulo, Brazil), vol. 11, no. 29 (January/ April, 1997): 241-255.
    GEOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

Ana Mae Barbosa points out the consequence of the internal diaspora of visual artists from Northeastern Brazil toward the major centers (São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro) starting in the 1960s. In her opinion, those artists were better prepared for a creative dialogue with contemporary trends involving multicultural aspects. She names Ariano Suassuna and Jomard Muniz de Britto, who were both playwrights and writers, as spokesmen of Northeast-regional thinking. They are representative because of their focus through tensions: on tradition and Postmodernity, as well as on popular versus intellectual art. Barbosa highlights the contributions of the Escolinha de Arte de Recife, as well as the printmaking workshop Oficina Guaianases, operating in Olinda. The writer elaborates on a commentary against a minimalist aesthetic and the conservatism of the avant-garde, both of which clearly exclude figurative trends and other non-abstract artworks. Her text emphasizes the opportunity to redefine critical operations of art and curatorial practice from the perspective of contemporary hybridism. She briefly mentions many artists in the region involved with modern and contemporary art, including Francisco Brennand, Vicente do Rego Monteiro, Thereza Carmem Duarte, Antonio Bandeira, Sérvulo Esmeraldo, Paulo Bruscky, Montez Magno, Gilvan Samico, Rubem Valentim, Roberto Lúcio de Oliveira, João Câmara, Gil Vicente, and Virginia Colares, illustrating the essay with one example of each artist. In the writer’s opinion, the contribution of female Northeastern artists has been significant—however little recognition they have garnered. (Although it should be noted that her text focuses specifically on Pernambuco.)

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Synopsis

Ana Mãe Barbosa fala da diáspora dos artistas plásticos do nordeste brasileiro em direção aos grandes centros do Rio de Janeiro e São Paulo, ocorrida a partir da década de 1960. Considera tais artistas mais preparados para o diálogo com correntes contemporâneas que compreendem a multiculturalidade. Aponta Ariano Suassuna e Jomard Muniz de Britto como articuladores de pensamento da região, que colocam em discussão tradição e pós-modernidade, arte popular e arte erudita. Cita a contribuição da Escolinha de Arte do Recife e da Oficina Guaianazes. Critica a estética minimalista e o conservadorismo da vanguarda que exclui tendências figurativas e outras manifestações. Fala da oportunidade de redefinir a atuação da crítica de arte e da curadoria na esfera do hidridismo contemporâneo. Discute as ações culturais realizadas pelo projeto Antártica Artes e pelo Instituto Itaú Cultural. Reconhece ainda a questão da mulher nas artes.

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Annotations

Although it is an overview, this published text from 1997, is an important statement in defense of the visual arts and “Northeastern” artists. The article launches directly into a confrontation with the hegemonic aesthetics of the Rio/São Paulo axis. In it, Barbosa supports the premise that disseminating the highly varied experiences of the artists would lead to a laudable decentralization, which would reinforce the importance of new interchanges.

It could be said that Ana Mae Barbosa (b. 1942) celebrates a pioneer spirit in art education in Brazil. She herself took her early training in her home state of Pernambuco, and is a professor at the Escola de Comunicações e Artes da Universidade de São Paulo (ECA-USP), where she applies her expertise to the specialty of the ties between art and education. In the 1980s, she was director of the Museu de Arte Contemporánea (MAC-USP) at the same academic institution. Her main work there was to develop, for the demanding and internationalized São Paulo viewing public, new perspectives on the contemporary art produced in Brazil, in and beyond the centers.

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Annotations

Importante manifestação em defesa das artes plásticas e dos artistas do nordeste brasileiro, que confronta as estéticas dominantes no eixo Rio de Janeiro – São Paulo. Ana Mãe Barbosa é professora da Universidade de São Paulo, Doutora em Artes, especialista nas relações entre arte e os processos educativos. Foi diretora do Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo, onde atuou no sentido de possibilitar novas visões sobre a produção artística contemporânea.

 

b- Experiencia regional e renovação artística

m- Descentralização e oportunidade de novos intercâmbios

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Researcher
Marco Andrade
Team
FAPESP, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Credit
Reproduzido com o consetimento de Ana Mae Barbosa, São Paulo, Brasil
Location
Internet: http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0103-40141997000100013&lng=pt&nrm=iso