Maria Luisa Tavora, leader

Coordinated by Professor Dr. Maria Luisa Luz Távora, the group proposes the study of Brazil’s modern and contemporary art manifestations, painting, engraving and sculpture, interventions, performances, videos, photography (1920 to 2000); the role of the aforementioned artistic manifestations and their principal agents; contemporary art’s process of utilising and deconstructing modern inheritance; the issue of artistic training; conflicts between institutional training and free training; the political dimensions of art (1960s to 2000); critical discourse and its consequences in constructing meanings in works and the reorientation of paradigms of intervention in the conservation of contemporary art; the centre/periphery binomial in the poetics of artists working in Rio de Janeiro.