Imagine Brazil

7 Nov 2015 – 13 Mar 2016

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Opening hours:

Wednesday - Friday
12 PM — 7 PM
Saturday - Sunday
11 AM — 6 PM

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Free admission


Quebec, Canada


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DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art is pleased to present IMAGINE BRAZIL, a major exhibition of contemporary art from Brazil.


“We all have our own idea of Brazil. It is a country that is close to us and yet at the same time distant, mysterious and uncanny. In a certain way, Brazil is an imaginary country. It is a country of spectacular nature and magic, of ethnic and social diversity. In fact, it is not one country but multiple, variable, rich and overwhelming lands. There is thus no one way to sum up the nation or the country, and the same goes for its art scene.

This is why we have called our exhibition IMAGINE BRAZIL. What you will see is a constellation of works by young artists, our view on emerging Brazilian contemporary art. We also present two further exhibitions within the exhibition: a selection of more established artists who have been invited into the show by the younger ones whom we have chosen, providing a story of recent art in Brazil, and an exhibition of artists’ books by emerging practitioners, curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti and Ana Luiza Fonseca. There is no attempt to tell a single truth through these selections, only to make hypotheses and propositions based on our knowledge, sensibility and experience, the personal choices of the young Brazilian artists and the expertise of the Brazilian curators.”

– Gunnar B. Kvaran, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Thierry Raspail 

Gunnar B. Kvaran, Astrup Fearnley Museet (Oslo);
Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Serpentine Gallery (London);
Thierry Raspail, Musée d’art contemporain (Lyon),
together with Cheryl Sim, DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art (Montreal).


IMAGINE BRAZIL (exhibition)
Arrigo Barnabé, J. Borges, Sofia Borges, Rodrigo Cass, Adriano Costa, Jonathas de Andrade, Deyson Gilbert, Fernanda Gomes, Marcellvs L., Milton Machado, Montez Magno, Cinthia Marcelle, Thiago Martins de Melo, Rodrigo Matheus, Cildo Meireles, Pedro Moraleida, Paulo Nazareth, Rivane Neuenschwander, Paulo Nimer Pjota, Sara Ramo, Mayana Redin, Gustavo Speridião, Tunga, Adriana Varejão, Caetano Veloso, and Carlos Zilio.

Artists’ books (exhibition within the exhibition)
Marlon de Azambuja, Chiara Banfi, Artur Barrio, Debora Bolsoni, Waltercio Caldas, Felipe Cohen, Marilá Dardot, Detanico Lain, Ana Luiza Dias Batista, Marcius Galan, João Loureiro, Milton Marques, Lúcia Mindlin, Leya Mira Brander, Fabio Morais, Carlos Nunes, Nicolás Robbio, and Lucas Simões.

This exhibition is produced by Astrup Fearnley Museet (Oslo) and the Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon.


Hans Ulrich Obrist

Hans Ulrich Obrist

Cheryl Sim

Gunnar B. Kvaran

Thierry Raspail

Exhibiting artists

Ana Luiza Dias Batista

Leya Mira Brander

Sara Ramo

Marcellvs L.

Rodrigo Matheus

Deyson Gilbert

Cinthia Marcelle

Rivane Neuenschwander

Gustavo Speridião

Paulo Nimer Pjota

Felipe Cohen

Cildo Meireles

Pedro Moraleida

Nicolás Robbio

Artur Barrio


Fernanda Gomes

Adriano Costa

João Loureiro

Waltercio Caldas

Caetano Veloso

Carlos Nunes

Lúcia Mindlin

Milton Marques

J. Borges

Adriana Varejão

Lucas Simões

Marilá Dardot

Marcius Galan

Thiago Martins de Melo

Jonathas de Andrade

Paulo Nazareth

Arrigo Barnabé

Montez Magno

Chiara Banfi

Debora Bolsoni

Rodrigo Cass

Marlon de Azambuja

Milton Machado

Mayana Redin

Carlos Zilio

Sofia Borges

Detanico Lain

Fabio Morais

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