Brazil is experiencing an exciting blossoming of culture across many areas. Contemporary Art Brazil focuses on 110 of the country's most important practitioners in the realm of the fine arts, including artists, gallerists, heads of institutions, critical thinkers and collectors. Extensively illustrated and based on the most up-to-date research, it provides an invaluable survey of current trends and key players, placing them in the context of tropicalismo and neo-concretismo, the two movements that first brought the Brazilian art scene to international attention in the 1960s. This is a must read for anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of the contemporary culture of South America.
Hossein Amirsadeghi is a writer, publisher, editor and documentary film maker, and the driving force behind many books, including Sanctuary, Art Studio America, Nordic Contemporary and Contemporary Art Mexico. Catherine Petitgas is a lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Art, specialising in Latin America. She has been a member of the Tate Latin American Acquisitions Committee and the Council of the Serpentine Gallery since 2004, as well as a member of the Acquisitions Commission of Centre Pompidou.