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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Eyes to See, Eyes to Notice

In a retrospective that celebrates her 35 years of carrer, Iolanda Huzad exhibit, till October 14th, in Museum of Image and Sound (MIS), a set of approximately 60 images that represent a little clipping of her ample production as a photographer.

In the exhibition Eyes to See, Eyes to Notice will be contemplated four thematic axis developed by Iolanda during her trajectory. The first of them, Stage, is composed by significative images of theatre and Brazilian popular music.

In the thematic axis Work, Iolanda joined photos that focus the Brazilian workers quotidian, and some of countries as Honduras and Guatemala. In Childhoods, are presented images that builds narratives about Brazilian children. At last, in Popular Culture axis, parties, dances, costumes and Brazilian art are framed by the photographer's lens, as result of her travels around the country.

Museu da Imagem e do Som (MIS)
Europa Avenue, 158
From Tue. to Sun. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. till October 14th
R$ 3,00 (On Saturdays the entrance is free)

The Gesture and the Art

The show The Gesture and the Art exhibit art works of Ivald Granato till October 5th Citibank Cultural Space. Many times, looking to Ivald Granato's paintings, you have the impression that they were made rapidly. Some of them may have not taken more than one day to be done. In the last 40 years, the artistic presence of Ivald Granato is a constant power in Brazilian art.

Espaço Cultural Citibank
Paulista Avenue, 1111
Mon. to Fri. from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sat. and Sun. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. till October 5th
Free entrance

Ethnic of the First Brazil and Always Brazil

In exhibition for unlimited time, the project named as Ethnic of the First and Always Brazil, of the artist Maria Bonomi, starts one of the largest public art works installed in the city in definitive character. The show will occupy the subterranean corridor of interconnection between Barra Funda subway station and Latin America Memorial. The first phase of the panels installation, entirely worked in relief utilizing materials as ceramic, will be inaugurated this month. It is esteemed that it will be finished till the end of the year.

For the entirely execution of this grandiose project, Maria Bonomi installed an atelier in the basement of Marta Traba Gallery of Memorial, where were used more than 10 tons of raw material, worked by qualified artists and people from Krukutu Indian settlement. The material, that tells the story of our country, in sculptures is rounded by mirrors with scenographic illumination, creating an infinite bottom inside a Oscar Niemeyer's building that is under governmental trust.

Memorial América Latina – Galeria Marta Traba
Auro Soares de Moura Andrade Avenue, 664 – Gate 6
From Mon. to Sun. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Free Entrance

Steel & Lightness

The creativity will be showed once more in the next exhibition of Apsen Cultural Centre, named Steel & Lightness, that will be happening till October 28th. The apparent paradox between steel's rigidity and art's lightness is showed by Cássio Lázaro's pieces, that remit to kneaded paper.

There will be more than 20 pieces, exposed as two-dimensional relief, that interact with the walls, and three-dimensional sculptures, made in oxidized steel. It is all showing that is possible to change a heavy material – as steel – in agreeable pieces as cubes, kneaded or spilled objects, or works of art that do remind tissue (as lace), rind of trees and musical instruments.

Centro Cultural Apsen
Morumbi Avenue, 5594
From Tue. to Sat. from 12 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sun. from 12 a.m. to 6 p.m. till October 28th
Free entrance

The 1° Sand Sculptures Festival of São Paulo

The city receives an event typical from coastal region. The 1° Sand Sculptures Festival of São will be happening till October 21th in a 66 square metres terrain. Intending to bring the beach atmosphere to city, the sculptures of renowned artists as Gisele, Sérgio and Mauro Prata also will help to divulge this type of art.

Three big sculptures will be exposed for 40 days. One of them were named as “Castle”, because it is about a castle up in a hill, sculpted by Mauro Prata. The other two sculptures are “The F1 Circus”, by Sérgio Prata, and “Happiness, Happiness”, by Gisele Prata. With three metres high and 20 thousand kilos of sand, “Castle” sculpture has taken 5 days to be done. “The F1 Circus” is a promenade to Interlagos Racecourse. This piece is composed by three cars and reproduce a cockpit, with six metres extension and 38 thousand kilos of sand.

Domínio Marajoara
Interlagos Avenue, 800
From Mon. to Sun. from 10 a.m. To 10 p.m. till October 21th
Free entrance

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Brazilian Food Festival

The restaurants Côtè Jardin, owned by Novotel, are promoting till September 30th the fifth edition of Brazilian Festival. The menu is prepared based on typical ingredients from all the country regions.

With options for entree, hot dish and dessert, the festival detach this year the use of very typical seasonings, as lemon balm, among others, besides typical vegetables – as corn, pumpkin, yam, redroot, piñon and some more – and fishes like piraña, pirarucu (one of the largest fresh-water fishes) and pacu (a sort of snapper of the genus Prochilodus).

The event also has a cultural character: all the recipes comes with an explanation about its original region and its history, in Portuguese and in English.

Côtè Jardin
+55 (11) 6082-7000
From 12 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 12 p.m.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Some Brazilian Music

A great opportunity to hear some samba (Brazilian typical rhythm) will happen on September 24th and 26th nights. Mart'nália is back for two days of show after a few shows in Angola. The singer, who learned to enjoy music with her father, Martinho da Vila (a very popular samba singer), now sings songs of huge success as Samba é Tudo (Samba is All), Tiro ao Alvaro (Shooting Alvaro) and Girl From Ipanema.

For the ones who prefer MPB (Brazilian Popular Music), on September 28th will happen a show with Toquinho, MPB4 and Grupo Sinfônico Arte Viva (Symphonic Group Live Art). Toquinho and MPB4 became famous during memorable music festivals in the 60's and consolidated their careers along of more than 40 years. Toquinho multiplied his successes creating in partnership with talented and renowned letterers. MPB4 manifested itself as a precise vocal band, absolutely linked to national songs and singer of classics, in one of the most expressive discographies of MPB in terms of melody, harmony, vocal arrangements and lyrics. The spectacle will be a synthesis of those artists trajectories.

Tom Jazz
+55 (11) 3255-3635
R$ 50,00
September 24th and 26th at 10 p.m.

Toquinho, MPB4 and Grupo Sinfônico Arte Viva
Via Funchal
+55 (11) 3044-2727
From R$ 40,00 to R$ 130,00cm
September 28th at 10 p.m.

Flowers Market will be build in São Paulo West Zone

Villa Lobo's Park region – located in the west zone of São Paulo city – might seat, till the second semester of 2008, the Flowers Market. The place will be destined to plants commercialization, both in wholesale business as in retail. There will be around 300 boxes of commercial establishments and services, as restaurants, book stores and a post office.

Agreement announces creation of a grove in Park of Tietê

The São Paulo State Sanitation and Energy Bureau signed, this Monday, September 17th, an agreement with the Brazilian Association of Japanese Immigrant for plating the Centenary Grove in Ecological Park of Tietê. The project foresee that in the next two years will be planted more than 100 thousand trees of 60 natives species of Atlantic Forest.

SP seats the first international show of House Art & Design

On September 4th São Paulo became the first international architecture, decoration, design and landscape gardening show’s seat, named CAD Brazil House Art & Design. It was conceived to ally the creative vanguard to the industry and promising names. The event was seated in São Paulo with a view to recuperate significant elements of architectonic and cultural city’s patrimony.

The CAD Brazil House Art & Design takes place in Casa das Rosas, important historic patrimony built in Paulista Avenue in 1928, and is the result of a partnership established with São Paulo State Culture Bureau and Paulista Association of the Friends of Art (APAA). The show might be visited until October 7th.
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