Published on the occasion of the exhibition held at the MASP and Instituto Tomie Ohtake from June 29 to October 21, 2018 in São Paulo.
Volumes have different covers and dimensions: volume 1, 28 cm; volume 2, 25 cm.
Illustrations present only in volume 1.
AFA vol. 1 copy 39088019014646 gift of Adriana Pedrosa.
vol 1. Catálogo = (Catalog) / curadoria e textos, Adriano Pedrosa [and four others] ; organização editorial, Adriano Pedrosa, Tomás Toledo -- vol 2. Antologia / organização editorial, Adriano Pedrosa, Amanda Carneiro, André Mesquita ; com a colaboração de Artur Santoro [and three others]
In the most violent and uncertain times of its recent history, Brazil is revisiting the origins of its racial frictions: the slave trade. "Histórias afro-atlânticas" (Afro-Atlantic Histories) is a massive, 380-work survey of African, Latin American, and European art from the past five centuries, chronicling the largest diaspora in modern history. Nearly half of all Africans captured by slave traders were brought to Brazil, from the time the Portuguese arrived, in the 16th century, all the way through the 21th century. The exhibition is a sequel to "Histórias mestiças" (Mestizo Histories), staged four years ago at the Instituto Tomie Ohtake, the cultural center that is also cohosting the current exhibition. Its scope is far-reaching, with pieces by colonial-era Dutch master Albert Eckhout and modern greats Théodore Géricault and Paul Cézanne, as well as contemporary art-world darlings Glenn Ligon, Kara Walker, and Hank Willis Thomas.