Museum of Presences
"The important exhibitions in this debate—the Mostra do Redescobrimento (Biennial, 2000), Histórias Mestiças (Instituto Tomie Ohtake, 2014), and the 34 Panorama da Arte Brasileira da Pedra da Terra Daqui (MAM, 2015)—laid bare the complex pluralism of Brazil’s art histories. All three shows introduced Brazilian archaeological and ethnographic objects to wider audiences, but did so specifically within the well-financed apparatus of São Paulo’s institutions dedicated to modern and contemporary art. What, however, has been the overall impact of such shows and their afterlives in Brazil? What is the political weight of such exhibitions for cultural institution building, especially in relation to underrepresented segments of Brazil’s population?"
Buono, Amy. “Museum of Presences.” Colleccion Cisneros. August 12, 2016. https://www.coleccioncisneros.org/editorial/debate/contribution/museum-presences
Fundacion Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros