Saturday, 20. January 2018 – 14:00 o'clock

Workshop - Cybèle Varela - Tropicalismo Remixed

Participants in this workshop will engage in a practical and fun three-hour art-making activity led by the artist. Cybèle Varela will introduce the attendees to the history of the “cangaço” and the “cangaceiros”. The "cangaceiros" were groups of bandits, roaming Brazil’s Northeast in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The most famous “cangaceiros” were Lampião and his band, who became part of popular myth in the Brazilian imaginary as a mixture of heroes and bandits. During the workshop the participants will be guided through the realization of collages and paintings, and will become acquainted with the history of the re-appropriation of the “cangaceiros” by Brazilian art.

Cost 65.- CHF; Senior citizens / Students 35.- CHF; free of charge for participants under 18 years of age

Languages: English, French, German and Portuguese, as necessary.

Age requirements: 10 and up.

Material will be provided by Brasilea Foundation.


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