Tonight at NOMA: Prospect.3 Lecture with Edith Wolfe, Ph. D.: “Tarsila do Amaral, Brazilian Cannibalism and the Problem of the Self as Other”

Friday, December 5th at 6pm at the New Orleans Museum of Art

Brazilian painter Tarsila do Amaral and poet Oswald de Andrade Brazil’s notorious Anthropofagia movement of the 1920s, which deftly navigated questions of “self” and “other” using ironic critiques of European avant-garde Primitivism. Through an introduction to Amaral’s art and life—Edith Wolfe will present a talk exploring three principle themes: the notion of “seeing oneself in the other,” a central organizing motif for Franklin Sirmans’s vision for P.3; questions of globalization; and the cultural similarities between New Orleans and Brazil. Dr. Edith Wolfe is currently Assistant Director of the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University, and her work focuses on early twentieth-century Brazilian art and the relationships between the Latin American and European avant-gardes. For more information, call 504 658 4100.