‘Troposphere’ brings Brazilian contemporary art to Beijing
Published: Sep 07, 2017 05:53 PM


Brazilian Ambassador to China Marcos Caramuru de Paiva Photo: Xu Liuliu/GT

In the eyes of many Chinese people, Brazil is a paradise for travelers with its beautiful sunny beaches and of course love of soccer. The upcoming Troposphere exhibition at Beijing's Minsheng Museum is also looking to let the people of China know that Brazil is also a country full of contemporary art.

Twenty Brazilian contemporary artists will bring their art works to the museum, to be showcased alongside 20 Chinese artists', the museum's curator Zhou Xujun announced at a press conference on Thursday. The exhibition is part of the museum's BRICS art project, which features art from India last year.

The exhibition, which will start on December 9, is the "first project to answer the call of Brazilian President Michel Temer and Chinese President Xi Jinping to expand cooperation in cultural and tourism areas when Temer visited Beijing on September 1," Marcos Caramuru de Paiva, Brazilian ambassador to China, said at the press conference.

According to Sarina Tang, who was born in Shanghai and raised in Sao Paulo and is one of the exhibition's two curators, the troposphere is the most fundamental and dynamic layer of the atmosphere, and is where all human activity takes place. Tang noted that the exhibition's name represents the idea of direct exchanges between developing countries and the hope for mutual understanding.

The exhibition is set to run until February 2018.