This seminar looked at the culture of Rio de Janeiro in the 1950s, a decade which saw the beginnings of the Neoconcrete movement, Bossa Nova and Cinema Novo.

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Speakers included Michael Asbury (Associate Research Curator Rio de Janeiro 1950-64), Paulo Sérgio Duarte (Centro Hélio Oiticica), John Gledson (University of Liverpool), Martin Grossmann (Museum of Contemporary Art, São Paulo), Maria Esther Maciel (Federal University of Minas Gerais). In collaboration with Camberwell College of Arts, with support from London Arts.