Brazilian Art Under Bolsonaro
What is like to be an artist in a country led by a far right-president? Brazilian artists and thinkers explore the cultural life of their country in the era of Bolsonaro.
What is like to be an artist in a country led by a far right President? Brazilian artists and thinkers explore the cultural life of their country in the era of Bolsonaro.
Voted into office on a wave of support in January 2019, Jair Bolsonaro promised to be tough on crime and end the country's long struggle with government corruption. On his way to power he has offended many with his comments on race, homosexuality and the environment. He has also been critical of government funding for the arts and threatened to increase censorship.
In this edition of Art of Now, artists and thinkers from across the political spectrum discuss what Bolsonaro means for Brazil's cultural world. Wagner Schwartz was attacked for his piece featuring his own naked body, Antonio Neto is an experimental indigenous photographer afraid for his community's future, Fernanda Brenner runs a grass roots exhibition space in Sao Paulo and Roger Moreira is a popular musician and strong supporter of the President.
Producer: Sam Peach
Image Credit: Antonio Vittal Neto