Artworks by 22 Brazilians on show in Dubai

07 de dezembro de 2017

São Paulo – Artworks by 22 Brazilian artists will be on show as of next Saturday (9) at the Gallery 76 of the Dubai International Art Centre, in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. The exhibit is curated by the Brazilian art critic Eric Landmayer. Entitled Cores do Brasil (Colors of Brazil), it will showcase the chromatic range and diversity of art created throughout the country.

The open-themed show will feature paintings – including a colorful picture by Izolda Landmayer depicting soccer and Rio de Janeiro –, drawings and sculptures – including a horse and a panther sculpted by Marcelo Lima. Another painting is a surrealist take on the Brazilian flag by Sônia Menna Barreto.

The exhibit relies on support from the Embassy of Brazil in Abu Dhabi. Besides Lima, Landmayer and Barreto, the show features work by artists Ana Sanson, Angeles Echegoyen, C. Rachel, Diva Giacometti, Flora Camina, Gessonita Dardengo, Maria de Almeida Menezes, Masa, Nefertari D`Angelo, Neide Marcondes, Oliveira, Paulette Gerecht, R. Elias, Rejane Melo, Rosa Shiroma Bersani, Sylvia Echeverria, T. Ruiz, Williams Delabona and W. Prado.

Curator Eric Landmayer spoke with ANBA this Wednesday (6) on the phone from Dubai as arrangements are underway for the exhibit. He has been holding exhibitions to make Brazilian art known around the world for 41 years now. He has organized some 20 exhibits in the UAE alone, including ones at design and furniture industry shows.

The curator owns exhibitions company Eric Art. He says the shows are always well received in the UAE, and that although they are commanding more attention now than they did before, people have always attended them. Exhibition goers include authorities, newcomers and regulars from previous shows.

Eric Art works with a wide range of artists – about 5,000 – including up-and-comers and household names. Artworks by Brazil’s Sonia Menna Barreto, for instance, are in the private collection of London’s Royal Collection. Landmayer has curated shows around the world, including the Louvre Museum in Paris, France.

The exhibits get attended by natives and expatriates, who make up much of the UAE’s population. According to the curator, people of all ages are used to attending art shows in the country.

The Dubai show will open on Saturday from 6:30 pm to 9 pm. It will remain open until Thursday, December 14, Sunday to Wednesday from 9 am to 9 pm, and on Thursday from 9 am to 3:30 pm. Admission is free and the artworks are available for purchase.

Quick facts

Art show ‘Colors of Brazil’
December 9 to 14, 2017
Saturday to Wednesday, 9 am to 9 pm, Thursday, 9 am to 3:30 pm
Gallery 76 – Dubai International Art Centre
Villa 27 – Street 75b – Jumeirah Road – Dubai - UAE
Find out more: or +971 43444398
Get in touch with the curator: or +55 11 995977777

*Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum