The Road Ahead Brazil 100 / 200: Reflections on the Legacies of the Week of Modern Art and the Bicentennial of Independence

Friday, September 23rd - Saturday, September 24th

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On the occasion of Brazil’s bicentenary, Brazil at 100 / 200 will explore how memory and culture shape the meaning of independence today. By integrating a reflection on the twin centenaries of independence and the São Paulo Modern Art Week, this conference will reflect on the meaning of independence in the light of ideas about Brazilian identity that inspired the modernists one hundred years ago and continue to provoke us today.

This will be a hybrid conference via Zoom as well as with in-person components at Yale University and at the Braudel Institute in São Paulo. The conference is co-hosted by the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies here at the MacMillan Center, the Office of International Affairs at Yale, the Braudel Institute, and the Fundação Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro.

Over two days, leading scholars from North and South America and Europe will consider the entwinement of culture and politics in the last two hundred years of Brazilian history in the following panels and live performance:

· Brazil in Year Zero: The Meanings of Independence in 1822 and for the Next 100 Years

· Modernisms 1922-2022: Defining National Culture 100 Years after Independence

· Brazil in 2022: Reflections on the Meanings of Independence 200 Years Later

· Anthropophagic Brazil: Reflections on the Legacy of Antropofagia in 2022

· Concert: Musical Modernism

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