Joao Henrique Brandao was born in Curitiba, Brazil and received his undergraduate degree from the School of Visual Arts of Parana.
During their initial years as a muted medium, motion pictures were a globe-gamboling unicorn magically uniting the planet through their gnostic, prelapsarian eschewment of language proper.
Founded by Alexandre Bueno de Moraes and Andrew S. Klug, the 1500 Gallery “interprets the notion of Brazilian photography to comprise photography made by Brazilian photographers, as well as images bearing a conceptual or thematic relationship to Brazil.”
Located in New York City’s West Chelsea gallery district at 511 West 25th Street, #607, 1500 Gallery is the first art gallery in the world with an explicit focus in Brazilian artists and theme, and it represents the work of 17 artists, both emerging and established. Six of 1500’s photographers are represented in the Sao Paulo Museum of Art’s Collection of Photography.
The feature film Simonal, No One Knows How Tough It Was, screens on February 25, at the 92YTribeca, as part of Cinema Tropical’s Janeiro in New York film series. This year, the series of Brazilian films programmed by Mary Jane Marcasiano focuses on Brazil’s musical legacy.
Beyond Ipanema: Brazilian Waves in Global Music presents a long overdue look at the powerful impact that Brazilian music has had on the American musical landscape. It’s a stylish crash course in Brazilian music, mixing vintage film clips, a funky soundtrack and an array of appearances by seminal figures from record producers Creed Taylor and Arto Lindsay, Tropicália icons Tom Zé, Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil to Bossa Nova legends Roberto Menescal, Oscar Castro Néves and Carlos Lyra.
Bebel Gilberto Live at Hiro Ballroom on Thanksgiving Eve.