Pedro Figari

Pedro Figari: African Nostalgias

Publisher: Museu de Arte de São Paulo

ISBN: 978-8531000614

Dimensions: 25.2 x 18.4 x 2 cm

Pedro Figari: African Nostalgias accompanies the exhibition of the same title dedicated to one of the most important figures of Latin American modernity - African Nostalgias is also the title of a paiting by Pedro Figari (1861-1938). This is the largest exhibition of the artist''s work in more than three decades, and uses a unique approach by focusing on representations of Afro-Uruguayan culture. This publication reproduces all the 63 works featured in the show. The selection of paintings includes many daily scenes, which provide dignity and complexity to the Afro-Uruguayan populations: there are groups of individuals that dance candombes and bailongos, other occupy the courtyards of tenementes or take part in traditional funeral ceremonies. The exhibition is organized by MASP, Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, in partnership with the Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales and Museo Figari, in Montevideo. Published in separate editions, Portuguese, English and Spanish, this catalog includes essays by the exhibition''s curators, Mariana Leme and Pablo Thiago Rocca, newly commissioned essays by Jean-Arsène Yao, Olga Picún, Patricia M. Artundo and Yamandú Acosta, as well as a biographical note by Camila B. Ruskowski.

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