Exhibitions and events celebrate and revisit Modern Art Week in São Paulo

A century ago, a group of Brazilian creatives rocked the art world with unusual works that paved the way for Brazil’s Modernist Art Movement.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On February 13, 1922, Modern Art Week, also known as Week 22, had just opened, serving as a springboard to launch a new and pivotal artistic movement into the mainstream.

“Week 22 was an event that, rather than bringing immediate impact, reverberated over the years. What happened after the Week is much more significant than those days,” said the iconic Municipal Theater of São Paulo director Andrea Caruso.

Organized by a wealthy group of intellectuals and artists — including Anita Malfatti, Emiliano Di Cavalcanti, Mario de Andrade and Heitor Villa-Lobos — the Week of 1922, which . . .

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