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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.84

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.84 I wanted to do this a while ago and got side tracked so here we go again with the nursery rhyme Rub-a-dub-dub, three men in a tub, who do you think they were? The Butcher… 1096 Harrow Road, Willesden NW10 5NL ©Barnaby Barford 2014

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Brazil Contemporary Event at the V&A – Part 6 Alexandre da Cunha

Panamericana (flag 1) version II, 2011 by Alexandre da Cunha, courtesy of the artist and Thomas Dane Gallery

Part 6 – Discussion of his own work in relation to the themes of a Brazilian Vernacular Alexandre da Cunha, Artist     With the generous support of the Embassy of Brazil in London, the Victoria and Albert Museum  brings together practitioners, writers, academics and curators working in Brazil and the UK in the fields of […]

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Brazil Contemporary Event at the V&A – Part 5 Jochen Volz

Panamericana (flag 1) version II, 2011 by Alexandre da Cunha, courtesy of the artist and Thomas Dane Gallery

Part 5 – Introduction of the Principles behind the Imhotim Contemporary Art Museum Jochen Volz, Serpentine Gallery, Head of Programmes; Instituto Inhotim, Curator     With the generous support of the Embassy of Brazil in London, the Victoria and Albert Museum  brings together practitioners, writers, academics and curators working in Brazil and the UK in […]

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Brazil Contemporary Event at the V&A – Part 4 Kiki Mazzucchelli

Panamericana (flag 1) version II, 2011 by Alexandre da Cunha, courtesy of the artist and Thomas Dane Gallery

Part 4 – The Notion of ‘the vernacular’ in Contemporary Brazilian art Kiki Mazzucchelli, Independent curator and writer     With the generous support of the Embassy of Brazil in London, the Victoria and Albert Museum  brings together practitioners, writers, academics and curators working in Brazil and the UK in the fields of art, design […]

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Brazil Contemporary Event at the V&A – Part 3 Carlos Teixeira

Panamericana (flag 1) version II, 2011 by Alexandre da Cunha, courtesy of the artist and Thomas Dane Gallery

Part 3 – Urbanism and Urban Theatre: Carlos Teixeira, Founder of Studio Vazio, author ‘History of the Void in Belo Horizionte’ (1999)     With the generous support of the Embassy of Brazil in London, the Victoria and Albert Museum  brings together practitioners, writers, academics and curators working in Brazil and the UK in the fields […]

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Brazil Contemporary Event at the V&A – Part 2 Livia Rezende

Panamericana (flag 1) version II, 2011 by Alexandre da Cunha, courtesy of the artist and Thomas Dane Gallery

Part 2 – Historical overview of the concept of Modernism in Brazilian design: Livia Rezende,  Tutor in History of Design, Victoria and Albert Museum / Royal College of Art     With the generous support of the Embassy of Brazil in London, the Victoria and Albert Museum  brings together practitioners, writers, academics and curators working in Brazil […]

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Brazilian Contemporary Event at the V&A – Part 1 Raul Schmidt Felippe Junior

Panamericana (flag 1) version II, 2011 by Alexandre da Cunha, courtesy of the artist and Thomas Dane Gallery

This will be a series of seven videos, each was taken of the speakers at the Brazil Contemporary event that was held on the 21st March 2014 at the V&A. The videos will be released over the course of seven weeks.    Part 1 – Interview with Raul Schmidt Felippe Junior Collector of Brazilian Furniture […]

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Beyond natural beauty, bounty and national boundaries: actualising the debate on the “Brazilian Contemporary” in art, architecture and design

Plan for the Horticultural Society for the 1862 International Exhibition, 52:227. Victoria and Albert Museu, London

By Livia Rezende, Tutor in History of Design, Victoria and Albert Museum / Royal College of Art   Brazilians have been coming to South Kensington to show and debate art and design since at least 1862. For the International Exhibition taking place that year at the Royal Horticultural Society (today the Natural History and the […]

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