On view at MAM-Rio | Amilcar de Castro retrospective exhibition
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) To attain such a level of understanding of art in Brazil – a country going through a nationalization spree during the Vargas administration and, subsequently, Kubitschek’s Goals Plan, when the new capital Brasilia was built – not only it called for daring architecture but also a set of significant works of art, albeit of extremely limited circulation due to feeble interest in forming public art collections. All such rich theoretical and critical reflection was based upon the domestic production of art. The work of Amilcar de Castro is one of the cornerstones of that production. This is why it is no exaggeration to say that is one of the pinnacles of art in the second half of the 20th century.