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Tarsila do Amaral and the Brazilian Counterculture

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Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies
101 International Studies Building
Nov 1, 2017   2:00 - 3:30 pm  
Juan Filipe Stacul
Elis Artz

This lecture investigates the influences of the Brazilian artist Tarsila do Amaral for the Brazilian counterculture movements of the 1960s and 1970s. It will analyze the concept of anthropophagy, developed by Tarsila and her contemporaries, in the production of Brazilian artists from different areas, such as Chico Buarque, Ney Matogrosso, Hélio Oiticica and Rubem Fonseca. For this, it compares some paintings by Tarsila with fragments of later works from Brazilian cultural scene, in addition to showing the impact of the painter's work on contemporary Brazilian cultural imagery. It will be possible to see, then, how the production of Tarsila do Amaral left a great trace in the Brazilian culture, that extends by the plastic arts, literature, cinema, television and even mass culture.

Juan Filipe Stacul is an associate professor at the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Goiás (IFG - Brazil). He has a PhD in Literature from the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais (PUC Minas), with a postdoctoral scholarship at the Federal University of Viçosa (2016-2017). Master of Literature by the Federal University of Viçosa (2012), specialist in Gender and Diversity in School by the Federal University of Minas Gerais (2016) and graduated in Letters by Faculdade Castelo Branco (2009). He was a visiting scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2014-2015) and an assistant professor at the Federal University of Viçosa (2012-2014). Currently he is also editor-in-chief of the journal Jangada: Journal for Brazilian Studies and member of the Research Group Da Rua: sujeitos e objetos (CNPq / PUC MG). He has published Driven by Eros (2016) and Homem em cena (2017), both books on gender issues in Brazilian Literature and Film.

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