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BRAZILIAN MODERNISM @ The Mission Projects

The Mission Projects
The Mission Projects
Darrell Roberts

Sebastian Campos has opened The Mission Projects at 1431 W. Chicago Avenue. The gallery space will focus on a year of educational exhibitions, beginning with BRAZILIAN MODERNISM 1950' TO 1970'S, which has its closing party reception from 6-9pm Thursday, October 28th, 2010.

inaugural exhibition at The Mission Projects is leading the path for upcoming historical Latin American exhibitions to be showcased in Chicago. The only earlier exhibition in the United States where artworks from this time period has been exhibited was in Inverted Utopias at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. The Mission Projects future exhibitions will focus on art movements and artists from Latin America, thus opening dialogue for artists and collectors to experience a more worldly view of art making outside of Europe and the United States.

While textbooks feature New York and Paris in the developments of Modernism, viewers can gain a greater knowledge by learning of the Modern movements in Latin American art which were happening concisely with American and European artist. From the act of making art independently, Brazilian artists created geometric abstraction, as in works on paper, colorful patterns of gouache on cardboard to sculptures made of painted wood and steel. The Neo-concrete artist in Brazil, were reacting to the changing development of their metropolitan cities while defining an identity outside of the Russian constructionist, North American and European artists. Helio Oiticica, Lygia Clark, Mira Schendel, Alfredo Volpi, Ivan Serpa, Sergio Camargo, among others are featured in this Brazilian exhibition.

Attend the closing party on October 28th so you can follow along in their year long program of educational exhibitions. Today, Brazil is the largest country in South America and fifth largest country in the world.

1431 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642


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