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Modern Art in the collection of the Edson Queiroz Foundation

23 May 2015
06 Dec 2015

MAY 23, 2015
DEC 6, 2015

Starting May 23, Pinacoteca de São Paulo – the art museum of the São Paulo State Secretariat of Culture – receives the exhibit titled “Arte moderna na coleção da Fundação Edson Queiroz” [“Modern Art in the collection of the Edson Queiroz Foundation”], a selection of 60 paintings and sculptures of major modern artists such as Lasar Segall, Candido Portinari, Di Cavalcanti, Alfredo Volpi, José Pancetti, and Hélio Oiticica.

Over the past 30 years, the Edson Queiroz Foundation, based in the city of Fortaleza, has been garnering an important art collection that traverses the history of art from its beginnings to the present, from the seventeenth to twenty-first century. Gathered by Chancellor Airton Queiroz, the collection is, according to experts, among the 10 most relevant are collections in Brazil.

Of exceptional quality, this show comes to further consolidate the second floor of the Estação Pinacoteca as a space dedicated to building a broad and representative panorama of Brazilian modernism, says Regina Teixeira de Barros, curator of the Pinacoteca.

Modern art in the collection of the Edson Queiroz Foundation establishes a direct dialogue with the long-term exhibit Art in Brazil: A history of Modernism, inaugurated in 2013 at the Pinacoteca. In addition to covering the same historical period, it seeks to counterpose the vision and the taste of reference collectors for the history of Brazilian art: Edson Queiroz and José & Paulina Nemirovsky.

The exhibit is sponsored by the Edson Queiroz Foundation and Minalba.