Arts ~ Mário Pedrosa.

Mário Pedrosa was born in Pernambuco, Brasil. Pedrosa is recognised as one of Latin America’s favourable public intellectual critics regarding art, history and philosophy.

Often Mário’s work focused on Brazilian visual culture through the transition era. During the 1940s, it was a critical time for the modes of modernism and social realism. Eventually, this led to new and exciting trends within the world of arts.

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This Sunday 24 September, there is a 3pm talk titled: “Mário Pedrosa: On the Affective Nature of Form” at Whitney Museum in New York. The retrospective event will feature the Brazilian’s life and work. Also, there is a great exhibition, On the Affective Nature of Form on display at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid.

Whitney Museum Address: 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014. Hours: 10:30am-10pm. Tickets $8/$10.

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Address: Calle de Santa Isabel, 52, 28012 Madrid, Spain. Hours: 10am-9pm. Tickets 10€/8€.

 

Culture ~ Seriously Iowa?!

The HBO series, Girls is back with it’s fourth season to entertain millennials.

Most are trying to understand the mid west state of Iowa and this time around will be fun.

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I doubt anyone is planning a trip so let’s break down the new location into facts. Hannah (Lena Dunham) decided to pursue her masters in the middle of nowhere. It was possible find a decent sized apartment in one day. Clearly it’s nothing like New York. This new environment will make you question starting over as a 20 something. And yet, good luck to her with those critical writing workshops and pretentious classmates.

In a place where the capital is Des Moines and people steal bikes during lectures, house parties continue into the early hours blasting 90s hip hop. You can feel the rhythm and blues beats of our generation. Then Skype becomes the form of communication to NY since mobile phones aren’t available. This is going to be a trial and error season. A bit slow on the uptake until we recognize the real adventure. Until then, I can’t. Let’s hope it gets better.