The collective exhibition, "Afro-Atlantic Stories", brings together, in an unprecedented initiative, two of the main cultural institutions of São Paulo: MASP and the Tomie Ohtake Institute. This is an unfolding of the exhibition "Histórias mestiças", held at 2014 at the Tomie Ohtake Institute, by Adriano Pedrosa and Lilia Schwarcz, who also signed the curatorship of this new exhibition, together with Ayrson Heráclito and Hélio Menezes, invited curators, and Tomás Toledo , assistant curator.
Are more than 400 works, covering 5 centuries, with about 210 national and international artists, from various periods and contexts, occupy the two institutions. At the Tomie Ohtake Institute there will be two rooms, while MASP reserves all of its temporary exhibition spaces on display.
Throughout the year of 2018, MASP dedicates its program of exhibitions and activities to stories and narratives Afro-Atlantic. These stories do not refer only to the period of slavery, where African populations were forcibly removed from their continent to be enslaved in the European colonies in the Americas and the Caribbean, but rather speaks of "fluxes and ebbs," using the famous term of Pierre Verger, between these Atlantic peoples, from the 16 century to the contemporaneity. The cycle began in March, and has already presented images of Aleijadinho, Maria Auxiliadora da Silva: everyday life, painting and resistance and Emanoel Araujo, the ancestry of symbols: Africa-Brazil. In the second semester, solo shows by Lucia Laguna, Melvin Edwards, Pedro Figari, Rubem Valentim and Sonia Gomes.
He has loans from important private collections and institutions from all over the world, including the Metropolitan Museum, New York, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Menil Collection, Houston, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, National Portrait Gallery, London, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, National Gallery of Denmark (SMK), Copenhagen, National Museum of Fine Arts of Havana and National Gallery of Jamaica
Afro-Atlantic stories are organized independently and non-linear between the two institutions, and there is no correct or obligatory order to follow. At the Tomie Ohtake Institute, there are two rooms dedicated to the show; in MASP, all temporary exhibition spaces are occupied.
Until 21 October 2018
From Tuesday to Sunday, from 10h to 18h; Farms until 20h