Exhibitions

The Embassy of Brazil in London hosts the exhibition “Brasília – From Utopia to Capital” From 31 July to 30 August 2019, at the Embassy of Brazil in London, visitors will learn about the ideas, characters and the history behind the creation of Brasília in 1960; the city’s transformation into a synthesis of Brazilian modernist thought. Conceived as a complete work of art, the new Brazilian Capital represented a step towards the establishment of the presence of the State throughout the country. In effect, abandoning the coastal settlement model traditionally adopted by architects and city-planners in the past. This exhibition…

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Travel back in time to HG Well’s Victorian England to live through the Martian invasion of 1898 with this much-anticipated immersive experience The War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel by English author H. G. Wells written between 1895 and 1897, it is one of the earliest stories to detail a conflict between mankind and an extraterrestrial race.  The novel is the first-person narrative of both an unnamed protagonist in Surrey and of his younger brother in London as southern England is invaded by Martians. The novel is one of the most commented-on works in the science fiction canon. Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds: The Immersive Experience combines immersive…

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The UK has been the home of hundreds of famous artists over time and their treasured collections of work have spread to museums and galleries throughout the land To give the public an opportunity to enjoy the award-winning works of these artists, which include some of history’s most important sculptors and impressionist painters, these collections are constantly organised and updated. Here we shortlist 2019’s must-see exhibitions. The London that Van Gogh loved From March 27 to August 11, Tate Britain will host the largest exhibition of Vincent van Gogh’s work in the UK in almost a decade. Van Gogh’s…

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A MUSIC NIGHT FOR THE SOUL! On 17 June 2019, Milton Nascimento charmed the audience at the Barbican Centre in London. It was an unforgettable show and the crowded house applauded this icon of the Brazilian music several times, with its unique voice and beautiful songs. A great highlight in this show was the young musician José Ibarra who gave a show apart, doing duet with Milton in some songs and with interpretations-only exciting. Whoever had the opportunity to be in this show at the Barbican, celebrating the anthological Clube da Esquina 1 (of 1972) and 2 (of…

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What does contemporary indigenous art look like and how should it be exhibited? This installation brings together four interactive pieces made by Brazilian indigenous communities during the Arte Eletronica Indigena project, along with a video about the way they were first shown at the Museum of Modern Art in Salvador. Listen to a contact-sensitive fishing net that recreates an ocean soundscape when touched; interact with projections of indigenous body-painting motifs; venture inside a cocoon-like structure that illuminates in time with the rhythm of your pulse; talk to an earthenware pot that responds with indigenous songs and stories; and, most importantly,…

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This month CineClub Brazil screens Orfeu Negro to celebrate the 60th anniversary of its release and the migratory experiences historical drama Corações Sujos Considered one of the best Brazilian films of all time, Orfeu Negro won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1960. As some would say, ‘Rarely have we encountered movies like this one: a timeless mythical story from Greece brought to screen in Brazilian context, the couple come from the very heart of Brazilian society, from Rio. Yet, what links them is the same sweet feeling that have linked the people for thousands of years no matter…

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“Very Nice”, Rafael Alonso ’s piece, captures the mood of a warm summer evening, evoking the sunset on the horizon and much more Rafael Alonso, 35 years old, is an up-and-coming Brazilian artist from Rio de Janeiro, who was recently commissioned by the Science Museum to create artwork for their upcoming exhibition The Sun: Living With Our Star. Therefore, “Very Nice” was born. From golden solar religious artifacts from the Nordic Bronze Age (dating back to 1400 BC), to details of upcoming NASA and ESA solar missions, The Sun: Living With Our Star tells the story of humankind’s dependence on, and ever changing understanding of, our star.…

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​Meridian Skylines, from Caio Locke, invites the viewer to consider our metropolis with a new awareness, creating a platform to contemplate our own utopian mindscapes. Geographical meridians have allowed efficient navigation and shaped civilization over centuries, whilst in Ancient Chinese medicine, the meridian system describes interconnected pathways of life-energy within the body. The term “meridian” comes from the Latin meridies, meaning “midday”. The sun crosses a given meridian midway between the times of sunrise and sunset on that meridian; therefore the terms AM and PM, ante meridiem and post meridiem, used when distinguishing hours of the day while using a 12-hour…

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SCOOP brings your favourite dessert to life in a total sensory immersion Explore humanity’s ever changing relationship with ice cream at Scoop: A Wonderful Ice Cream World at The British Museum of Food. Here’s a flavour of what to expect: walk through a futuristic luminescent cave with glow-in-the-dark ice cream; taste a vanilla ice cream cloud; and experience a sub-zero ice chamber.  No ordinary museum exhibit, SCOOP brings your favourite dessert to life in a total sensory immersion: expect ice cream weather, eat glow-in-the-dark ice cream, understand the neuroscience of the frozen treat and explore the dark side of desserts. The exhibition is centred on the world’s largest…

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With the objective to promote Brazil and Brazilian suppliers to British consumers and the travel trade VBRATA – Visit Brazil Travel Association, the British/European Travel Trade Association Specialised in Brazil, has launched today in London its 2018 calendar of events. Below is the schedule of promotional activities designed to promote Brazil in the UK, which has the support of the Embassy of Brazil in London, save the dates in your diary: 1. VBRATA Brazilian Road Show for Travel Agents: 15 to 17 May in Bristol, Brighton and Manchester 2. London Caipirinha Festival 2018 – Travel Trade and Press Seminar: 5…

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‘Faith is a human expression that transcends the body. Through Faith, individuals connect with so many other universes, inside and outside of themselves; the faith which makes the devotee walk for days and nights, sometimes without food and water, in search of a miracle’. For six years, from the north to the south of Brazil, the photographer Leonil Junior documented some of the most diverse experiences of faith and rites woven into the fabric of Brazilian cultural expression. Set apart from the ordinary routines of everyday life, some of these rites encapsulate aspects of the enduring marriage between Christianity, Afro-religions…

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Fabrício Mattos He’s been a concert musician since he was 16, performing solo recitals and chamber music across Brazil and Europe. He has won of over 10 national and international music competitions. He studied music at London’s Royal Academy of Music, one of the world’s top music institutions, when he was awarded a partial scholarship in recognition of his impressive artistic ability and performances. When: 17 November, 2017 at 6.30pm Where: Embassy of Brazil in London – Sala Brasil, 12–14 Cockspur Street, London SW1 Hugo Cortes Hugo Cortes is a trained Brazilian dancer of modern, jazz and contemporary music.…

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Join the biggest and wildest outdoor camping forró event this year in the UK  With a massive field for camping, 3 different spaces for dancing and a range of scrumptious veggie and meat snacks and meals served all day; Forró Fest UK is the place to be on the August Bank Holiday weekend! Forró Fest have confirmed a packed schedule of workshops, live music, artists from all over the world and activities to have you oozing with dancing glee from Friday to Monday, check it out here. Some new activities this year include Kizomba, Contemporary dance, the wonderful folk dance, Mazurka, and a forró…

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In ‘One Look in a Thousand Faces’, the visual artist Sergio Francisco Rolim invites us to go on a journey through an imaginary world in which human figures, masks and portraits create a special setting for scenes from daily life. Inspired by the artist’s critical perception of the world, the works reveal nuanced aspects of past or even imagined experiences. The layers of paint build up elaborate scenes using strong colours and intricate textures. A subtle and, at the same time, suggestive craft, provoking questions in the viewers about human relations in diverse social contexts. Sergio’s technique is characterized by the…

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One of jazz crossover’s biggest stars is set to play the Jazz Café in London Eumir is an artist that emerged from the rhythmic sounds of Latin American music and made the crossover to disco, r’n’b, pop and funk; many of his classic albums are still popular to this day. His extensive catalogue includes hits like Keep On Movin’ and Night Cruiser and his albums, Prelude and Deodato 2, are still considered legendary amongst jazz-funk fans. Where: Jazz Cafe (Camden Town) When: 25 June For more information and tickets, click here.

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