Arthur Omar Triste Trópico [Sad Tropics] 1974, film still

Tate Modern film screenings explores Brazilian artistic movement ‘Tropicália’

(London, UK)

Tate Modern presents a special film program dedicated to the Brazilian cultural and political movement ‘Tropicália’. Known for its innovation in music and visual arts in the late 60s, Tropicália was an important expression against the repression coming from the military regime during the dictatorship. During the four-days screenings, starting today, November 9th, the public will be able to watch renowned feature and short films that are still important to discuss Brazilian culture and identity.

“Tropicália and Beyond: Dialogues in Brazilian Film History” revisits the past while also exploring the influences of the movement in the following generations of brazilian artists and filmmakers. To bring the discussion to the present, the programme also includes Q&A sessions, talks after the screenings and interviews with actors, scholars and filmmakers, such as Ana Vaz.

The film series coincides with the Tate’s exhibition of the installation work ‘Tropicália” by the neo-concrete artist Hélio Oiticica, which gave the movement its name. The installation – usually cordoned off – will be fully accessible to visitors during the film series, allowing the public to wander through its spaces, and so creating an immersive experience.

‘Tropicália and Beyond: Dialogues in Brazilian Film History”
On view from November 9th through November 12th 2017

Tate Modern
Bankside, London SE1 9TG
Working hours: sun – thur, 10am to 6pm; fri – sat, 10am to 10pm
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