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Rio de Janeiro 1950 - 1964

Asbury, Michael and Venancio, Paulo (2001) Rio de Janeiro 1950 - 1964. [Show/Exhibition]

Type of Research: Show/Exhibition
Creators: Asbury, Michael and Venancio, Paulo

A section of ‘Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis’, inaugural temporary exhibition, Tate Modern.


Century City explored the relationship between cultural creativity and the metropolis, by focusing on nine cities from around the world at specific moments over the previous hundred years.

The cities and periods are:
Bombay / Mumbai 1992–2001
Lagos 1955–70
London 1990–2001
Moscow 1916–30
New York 1969–74
Paris 1905–15
Rio de Janeiro 1955–69
Tokyo 1969–73
Vienna 1908–18

All of these cities, at particular periods, have acted as crucibles for innovation, not only in art but in other disciplines, from architecture and dance, to film, literature, music and design.

While each of the nine cities featured here generated a distinct artistic culture, they can also be seen as emblematic of wider global tendencies. Century City is a celebration of creative flashpoints, the pivotal artistic and intellectual movements that have emerged in and reflect the context of the metropolis.

Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Chelsea College of Arts
Research Centres/Networks > Transnational Art Identity and Nation (TrAIN)
Date: 1 February 2001
Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Tate Modern, London1 February 200129 April 2001
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2022 11:24
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2024 16:38
Item ID: 17769
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/17769

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