Brasil Futuro: The Forms of Democracy: Museu da República - DF
Exploring the plurality of the Brazilian people and the cultural wealth of the country, Brasil Futuro brings together works by black artists, indigenous artists, LGBTQIA+ community members, popular creators, and historical figures who redefine the Brazilian flag in an emotional way. Approximately half of the exhibited works are from MuN's own collection, as well as from the Museum of Art of Brasília (MAB) and the Presidency of the Republic.
Engaging, Brasil Futuro has three moments. One of them, titled "Retomar Símbolos" (Reclaiming Symbols), celebrates Brazil's sovereign democracy with a vibrant rescue of national symbols. The second, named "Decolonialidade" (Decoloniality), exalts relevant and pertinent topics such as feminism, blackness, indigenous peoples, the LGBTQIA+ movement, and diversity of perspectives.
The third phase, called "Somos Nós" (We Are Us), instigates the audience to reflect on the ethnic, gender, regional, and linguistic richness present in Brazilian culture. "Several artists bring their vision of present-day Brazil. The exhibition is beautiful, it has attracted a lot of attention from the public, and people leave in tears," comments Professor Leisa Sasso, responsible for the educational area of MuN (Museum's Name).
The event's curators are anthropologist and historian Lilia Schwarcz, architect Rogério Carvalho, actor Paulo Vieira, and the Secretary of Culture of the Workers' Party (PT), Márcio Tavares.