Imagine Brazil

7 Nov 2015 – 13 Mar 2016

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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

Gunnar B. Kvaran

Cheryl Sim

Thierry Raspail

Exhibiting artists

Lucas Simões

Waltercio Caldas

Jonathas de Andrade

Thiago Martins de Melo

Carlos Nunes

Lúcia Mindlin

Rodrigo Matheus

Milton Marques

Caetano Veloso

Rodrigo Cass

J. Borges

Marilá Dardot

Adriana Varejão

Milton Machado

Arrigo Barnabé

Carlos Zilio

Chiara Banfi

Montez Magno

Adriano Costa

Leya Mira Brander

Marlon de Azambuja

Marcellvs L.

Mayana Redin

Paulo Nazareth

Marcius Galan

Detanico Lain

Sofia Borges

Fabio Morais

Sara Ramo

Paulo Nimer Pjota

Ana Luiza Dias Batista

Felipe Cohen

Fernanda Gomes

Deyson Gilbert

Cinthia Marcelle


Gustavo Speridião

Rivane Neuenschwander

Pedro Moraleida

João Loureiro

Cildo Meireles

Artur Barrio

Nicolás Robbio

Debora Bolsoni

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