The History of _rt

Excel tables, pamphlets (13 thousand copies in Portuguese / 2 thousand copies in English).
Rumos Itaú Cultural Award and Goethe Institut São Paulo and CAD+SR support, 2017.

History of _rt project is a confirmation. Qualitative and quantitative data is presented on 2,443 artists from 11 books used in undergraduate visual arts courses in Brazil. The intention is to evaluate the limited perspectives of the official history of art taught today, by bringing together and comparing basic information about the artists found in these books.

Based on an analysis of this data, it was observed that from a total of 2,443 artists, only 215 (8.8%) are women, 22 are black (0.9%), and 645 (26.3%) are non-Europeans. Of these 645 non-Europeans, only 246 are not from the United States. In total, there are 1.566 painters. See our methodology here.

The data in these tables form the basis for a support material, printed in the form of a pamphlet like those found at the entrance to museums. With 13 thousand copies printed in Portuguese and 2 thousand in English, the material was distributed for free in 2017 at the entrance to museums around the world. 

>> pamphlet pdf.

Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, 2017.

Museu AfroBrasil, São Paulo.

MoMA Library, NY.

See the full pdf here.