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Topic Descriptor (local): anthropophagy×
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  • [Letter] 1929 Jun. 21, Rio de Janeiro [to] Joaquim Inojosa
    Gusmão, Clovis de
    1929
    Writer Clóvis Gusmão writes to Joaquim Inojosa about the Movimiento Antropofágico and takes the opportunity to clarify some parts of its agenda. Its principles include: the idea of establishing distance from European civilization by creating new [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 784687

  • A lingua tupy - Plinio Salgado
    Salgado, Plínio, 1895-1975
    1928
    Questioning the exhaustion of Western civilization (specifically the European version), and basing his arguments on the psychoanalytic theory of Sigmund Freud—who wrote about the social life of primitive peoples in his book Totem and Taboo— Plí [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 784419

  • A reabilitação do primitivo
    Andrade, Oswald de, 1890-1954
    1954
    In this communiqué-style essay written in Rio de Janeiro, Oswald de Andrade calls for the axiological rehabilitation of primitive man—understood as the communities or people that lived on this continent before the Eurocentrically-named & [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 784450

  • Alguns espaços culturais nacionais do agora
    Mautner, Jorge Henrique
    1976
    In this text, Jorge Mautner looks at Brazilian artists working in different disciplines (in the visual arts, music, literature, film, and theater), and the parallels between their past and present work. His thesis is that there is a liberating [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110450

  • Cobra Norato : Nheengatú da margem esquerda do Amazonas
    Bopp, Raul
    1931
    Cobra Norato, a book combining poetry and narrative, offers a version of the Portuguese language that is more in line with its sound than its grammar. It is a symbolic construction of the Brazilian forests whose characters (Curupira, Cobra Grande, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780624

  • Esquema geral da nova objetividade
    Oiticica, Hélio, 1937-1980
    1967
    The exhibition Nova Objetividade Brasileira was installed at the MAM-Rio (Museu de Arte Moderna, in Rio de Janeiro) from April 6 through 30, 1967, and it came to be considered a landmark event that exposed the various forms of art being produced in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110372

  • Formação do espírito moderno
    Bastos, Abguar
    1944
    Abguar Bastos offers his interpretation of Brazilian modernism as a “yearning for the liberation of national thought.” The writer understands modern art as a “process” that takes on various forms throughout its course. In Brazil, for example [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1091410

  • Imaginários singulares
    Mesquita, Ivo; Salzstein, Sônia
    1987
    The synopsis in English are coming soon [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110909

  • Manifesto antropofago
    De Andrade, Oswald
    1928
    A manifesto in which the writer Oswald de Andrade proposes the notion of anthropophagy as a possible paradigm on which to build a Brazilian cultural identy. From that point of view, he emphasizes a “pre-logical mindset” and a return to “natural [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 771303

  • Mensagem ao antropófago desconhecido
    Andrade, Oswald de, 1890-1954
    1946
      In this text, Oswald de Andrade updates the “Manifiesto Antropófago” (1928), suggesting new ways in which to associate it with contemporary philosophical ideas. In a parody of Hamlet’s existential question (“ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 784801

  • O antropofago
    Andrade, Carlos Drummond de, 1902-1987
    1954
    Writer Carlos Drummond de Andrade wrote this tribute to Oswald de Andrade, “the poet of anthropophagy,” shortly after his death in 1954. According to the author, Oswald’s cultural philosophy based on the notion of “anthropophagy” puts forth [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 784839

  • O procedimento cafona
    Favaretto, Celso F. (Celso Fernando), 1941-
    1979
    This essay analyzes images of Brazil created by song writers who compose in the Tropicália style, expressing aspects of the country’s cultural past from a modern perspective. Like surrealist works—as in the case of the “Jeu du cadavre exquis [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110507

  • Péret
    Andrade, Oswald de, 1890-1954
    1929
    This article, published in the Revista de Antropofagia, reported that the French Surrealist poet Benjamin Péret was in Brazil. The text stresses the importance of understanding the functions of the subconscious, going so far as to refer to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110367

  • Pintura Pau-Brasil e antropofagia
    Tarsila
    1939
    In this text, painter Tarsila do Amaral provides an overview of her artistic career, specifically in relation to the Pau-Brasil movement and to cultural “anthropophagy.” She emphasizes the importance of the trip she took to Minas Gerais in 1924 [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 784978

  • Tarsila antropófaga
    Bandeira, Manuel, 1886-1968
    1937
    This text is a report, possibly written in 1929, based on an exhibition of paintings by Tarsila do Amaral in São Paulo. The text establishes two distinctive periods in the artist’s work. One “with the universal, moving colors of the shantytowns [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 781956

  • Uma tese curiosa: a cidade do homem nu
    Carvalho, Flávio de
    1930
    In this article, the artist and engineer Flávio de Carvalho outlines his thoughts on a “city of the future” inhabited by “naked men,” members of a society that has “stripped” itself of western taboos, and is finally, “free from [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783858