The exhibition Cybèle Varela: Tropicalismo Remixed is the first retrospective in Europe to be devoted to Brazilian artist Cybèle Varela (b. 1943, Petrópolis). Cybèle Varela is one of the key figures of the Brazilian Pop Art and Tropicalismo movements.
Investigating all main aspects of Varela’s artistic production, the show explores the role played by identity and personal history, social and political issues, as well as transnational experiences in the definition of the artist’s oeuvre.
Cybèle Varela: Tropicalismo Remixed presents a selection of the artist’s most emblematic paintings, objects and videos from the 1960s to the present day. By shedding new light on the artist’s many achievements, it investigates Varela’s contribution to both Latin American and international artistic discourses, from Pop and Conceptual Art to Narrative Figuration and Video Art.
This video provides you with an exhibition walkthrough, remarks by Daniel Faust (Director, Brasilea Foundation); the curators of the exhibition, Valentina Locatelli and Ariane Varela Braga; and and interview with the artist Cybèle Varela.
Cybèle Varela: Tropicalismo Revisited at Brasilea Foundation in Basel (Switzerland). January 18, 2018.
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