The exhibition comes from the provocative phrase of the Movimento Antropofágico, a mark of Modernism in Brazil. The show presents a chronological reading of the artistic production in different moments of the history of Brazil - Modernism, New State, Golden Age, Leaden Years and Contemporary art. The exhibition will be held in two rooms and several spaces both inside and outside at Museu Oscar Niemeyer.
The exhibition will feature 'Sunday' 2010, a film work by Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander. Made in collaboration with her brother, Sergio Neuenschwander, the film explores the limits of language and communication. Filmed in a domestic environment, a parrot is studied as he sits on a perch. The background noise reveals a sports commentary on the radio while the camera observes the parrot pecking at seeds in his cage. The seeds are printed with punctuation marks and as the parrot eats from the tray the commentator seemingly appears to lose his own punctuation his commentary unravels into a cacophonic jumble of spoken words.
‘Tupi or not Tupi' runs from 31 May until 21 September 2014.