The first Modern Art Festival in South America was Sao Paulo Modern Art Week, held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in February 1922. It included Cubist and Dadaist art, readings, and music, as well as paintings by such female artists as Tarsila do Amaral and Anita Malfatti.
Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Modern Art Week – Wikipedia
The Modern Art Week (or Semana de Arte Moderna, in Portuguese) was an arts festival in São Paulo, Brazil, that ran from February 11 to February 18, 1922.
- BBC – Culture – 1922: The year that changed Brazilian art
For the people of Brazil, 1922 was a landmark year. It marked a full century of independence from Portugal – and it was also the year that put Brazilian art on the international map.
- Modern Art Week and the Rise of Brazilian Modernism | Brazil: Five …
The photo below shows some of the artists and sponsors of Modern Art Week in 1922. Writer and critic Mário de Andrade, one of the founders of the modernist movement, is the third man from the left, and Oswald de Andrade, another member of the movement (but no relation), sits on the floor in front.
- Semana da Arte Moderna de 1922 [Modern Art Week, São Paulo 1922 …
Arguably the single most influential event of the historical avant-gardes in Latin America, Brazil’s Modern Art Week (São Paulo, 1922) put forth a vision for new art that would prove influential throughout the 20th century.
- “The Week of Modern Art, 1922” – UNESCO Courier, December 1986 …
THE idea of a new, contemporary Brazil waslaunched during the “Week of Modern Art” held in Sao Paulo from 13 to 17 February 1922.