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NAÏF Tribute to Brazilian Modernism

…a contribution to Brazilian cultural diversity…

Museu de Arte Sacra de São Paulo – BUT / SP, institution of Department of Culture and Economy of the State of São Paulo Creative, inaugurates, at MAS Room/Tiradentes Subway Station, to collective exhibitionNAIVE; modernists, contemporaries, timeless”, under the curatorship of Marinilda Boulay. With seventy-six artists, coming from the most diverse parts of Brazil, a clipping of Brazilian naive art is displayed in the 85 works chosen by the curatorship that embrace various supports such as paintings, collages, drawings, watercolors, engravings, sculptures, embroidery, seams and patterns.

As part of the program dedicated to the centenary celebrations of the Week of Modern Art in 1922, the selection presented is “marked by the transgressiveness, the irreverence, the miscegenation, religious syncretism and the determination to keep our capacity to dream alive. The works presented are heirs to the audacity of those young people from 1922, and denote the pressing need to build, today, the Brazil we want in the future, with your multiple accents, cultures and narratives”, curator defines.

The implicit permission of the homage paid to Modernism, characterized by its search for a break with the European academy of the period in which the show took place in the 1990s. 1920, contemporary Naïve Art of the second decade of the 21st century may be described by the art critic Oscar D’Ambrosio when he analyzed it in his own time.:” This exhibition brings elements to this in the sense of being carried out by an optic that believes that studies and actions from the movement of 1922 gain meaning and significance when viewed from a perspective that seeks to link past, present and future".

On the one hand, we have Modern Art, which by definition is a set of trends that began to develop in the second half of the 19th century., reaching its apogee at the beginning of the 20th century and, at this time, made visible its commitment to breaking with the traditions that were rooted in the history of art. On the other hand, Naif art has always been, and still is, an intuitive break because, conceptually it is attributed to the production of self-taught artists who create and develop authorial and original languages ​​of expression.

NAIVE; modernists, contemporaries, timeless” brings the contribution of Brazilian cultural diversity, whether of European origin, afrodescendant, indigenous, in the construction of the idea of ​​modernity, of what makes us plural and singular at the same time. The show presents popular culture not as an element of the tradition of the past, more like something, that feeds the timeless naïve art, which has as many definitions as the number of artists participating in this show”. Marinilda Boulay

Exhibition: “NAIVE; modernists, contemporaries, timeless”

Curated By: Marinilda Boulay

Artists (77): albino de Oliveira, Alcides Peixe, Alice masiero, Altamira, Amomm Hebron of God, Ana Maria Reis, Angela Same, Angela Gomes, Antonia Fugaça, Arieh, Arivanio Alves, Carminha, Cesar Lima, Claudia Marcado da Rocha, Collective: Ana Maria Reis and Samuel Junior, Collective: Alsace, Collective: Helo and Tony, Collective: Vânia Furlan and Beto Furlan, Claudia Bergel, Dani Vitorio, delusion, Edilson Araujo, Edna Alves, Eliana Martins, Elsa Farias, Emma Bianchini, Enzo Ferrara, Fatima Camargo, Gerson Lima, Graciette F. Borges, Helena Vasconcellos, Hellen Audrey, Isa do Rosario, Issa Baah, jair lemos, John Generous, JH Brito, José Carlos Monteiro, josinaldo, Juventino, Juliana Scorza, Lívia Passos, Lourdes God, Lu Maia, Lu Morgado, Marcia Nunes, Marcelo Shimaneski, Marcos Melhado, Maria Alice Carlini, Marilene Gomes, Marinilda Boulay, marly , Miren Edurne, Neo Brazil, Olinda Evangelista, Olympia Bulhões, Rafael Antunes, Regina Drozina, Regina Puccinelli, Rodrigues Lessa, Rita Isabel Vaz, Ruiy Moura, Samuel Junior, Sandra Scavassa, Shila Joaquim, Silvia Maia, Sonya Mello, Stephen, Tania by Maya Pedrosa, titus wolf, Valdeck de Garanhuns, Vania Cardoso, Waldeci of God,, Waldomiro de Deus, Willi de Carvalho, Joe, Zélia Lima.

Opening: 09 April – Saturday – 11 am to 2 pm

Period: from 10 April to 05 June 2022.

Local: MAS/Subway Room – Tiradentes Station

MAS/SP address: Avenida Tiradentes, 676 -Light, São Paulo (Tiradentes station of subway)

free parking/alternative access: Rua Jorge Miranda, 43 (subject to capacity)

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  • Museum of sacred art: from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 às 17h
  • Mas/Subway Room – Tiradentes Station: Tuesday to Sunday, from 11 to 5 pm


  • Museum of sacred art: R$ 6,00 (One piece) | R$ 3,00 (half national entry for students, private school teachers and I.D. Young – upon proof) | Free Saturdays| exemptions: children up to 7 years, adults from 60, public school teachers, disabled people, ICOM members, police and military – upon proof
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Number of works: 85

Techniques: paintings and sculptures

Dimensions: varied

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A Museu de Arte Sacra de São Paulo, institution of the Department of Culture and Economy of the State of São Paulo Creative, It is one of the most important of its kind in the country. It is the result of an agreement signed between the State Government and Mitra Archdiocese of Sao Paulo, in 28 October 1969, and its installation date 29 June 1970. Since then, the Museu de Arte Sacra de São Paulo He came to occupy wing of the Monastery of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception of Light, on Avenida Tiradentes, downtown São Paulo. The building is one of the most important monuments of colonial architecture São Paulo, built of rammed earth, rare remaining example in the city, last farm convent city. It was listed by the Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute National, in 1943, and the Council for the Defense of Heritage, Architectural artistic and the State of São Paulo, in 1979. It has much of its collection also listed by IPHAN, since 1969, whose priceless heritage includes relics of stories in Brazil and worldwide. A Museu de Arte Sacra de São Paulo holds a vast collection of works created between the 16th and 20th centuries, counting with rare specimens and significant. There are more than 10 thousand items in the collection. Has works of recognized names, as Frei Agostinho da Piedade, Frei Agostinho de Jesus, Antonio Francisco Lisboa, the "Aleijadinho" and Benedito Calixto de Jesus, Among many, anonymous or not. Noteworthy are also the collections of nativity scenes, silverware and jewelery, Lampadarios, furniture, altarpieces, altars, clothing, liturgical books and numismatic.


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CEO – José Carlos Marcal de Barros
Director of Planning and Management – Luiz Henrique Neves Marcon
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