Museo Nacional de Arte


Antropofagia y modernidad

Brazilian art in the Fadel collection 1908-1979

16 de Jun 2016 - 28 de Aug 2016

This exhibition offers an overview of the different Modern movements linked to the cultural construction of Brazil till the beginning of contemporary art. This exhibition is constituted by more than 150 works of the Hecilda and Sérgio Fadel collection, which is one of the most important and complete of the Brazilian art.

With paintings, sculptures, facilities, graphic works and drawings, the exhibition is arranged in a chronological way in three modules, subdivided, at the same time, thematically. The review covers the first modernism in Brazil, the relationship between the indigenous origins and the international modernization; as well as, the rupture with modern art, including experiences toward contemporary art.

Victoria Giraudo is in charge of the curatorial work and it includes pieces of artists like Belmiro de Almeida, Anita Malfatti, Tarsila do Amaral, Vicente do Rego Monteiro, Emiliano Di Cavalcanti, Cícero Dias, Candido Portinari, Lasar Segall, Maria Martins, Waldemar Cordeiro, Lygia Claodrk, Hélio Oiticica, among others.

The Museo Nacional de Arte and the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA) have joined together to exhibit, for the first time in Mexico, this representative selection of works of the Brazilian artistic endeavor of the 20th century.