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  • Fevereiro, 28. 2014

    Inhotim press room


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    Leitura: 5 min

    Be Ready!

    Be Ready!

    Are you planning your visit to Inhotim? Check out everything you need to take to the park, as well as what you need to wear, to make the most of this experience.

    Wear comfortable clothes

    Currently, Inhotim has 110 acres open for visitation. Just to give you idea, this corresponds to more than 100 soccer fields! Therefore, choosing light and appropriate clothing is crucial to walk around artworks and galleries. As for footwear, prefer closed shoes, like sneakers, since there are paths with ups and downs, cobbled streets and passages within the forest.

    Photos: Rossana Magri and Juliano Arantes

    Photos: Rossana Magri and Juliano Arantes

    Organize your bag

    Write this down: a camera is essential. The art-garden duo, together with a landscape that mixes Atlantic Forest and Cerrado (Brazilian Savannah), is unique and yields incredible images. Photos are not allowed inside the galleries, but outdoors, the sky is the limit for creativity! Those who use their cellphones to shoot and access the Instagram app can even use the hashtag #inhotim to post. Make sure you don’t forget your sunscreen, sunglasses and a jacket, as in autumn and winter the days begin with the region’s typical cold mist.

    Photos: Rossana Magri and Juliano Arantes

    Photos: Rossana Magri and Juliano Arantes

    Check the weather forecast

    If the day is hot, a cap or a hat will protect you from the sun. Tip: To stay hydrated, carry a bottle of water on hand. Even though it is not allowed to bring food and drinks into Inhotim, you can fill up your water bottle in one of the water fountains located at strategic points around the park, such as at the reception, the exit from Galeria Adriana Varejão or the entrance of the letters garden by Marilá Dardot. If the forecast is for rain, take an umbrella or raincoat along.

    Photos: Rossana Magri and Juliano Arantes

    Photos: Rossana Magri and Juliano Arantes

    Be ready to learn

    O Inhotim is a place of art, botanic, architecture, but especially a place of transformation. Besides the fact that the collection and the physical spaces are constantly expanding, visiting the park is an emotional and sensitive experience capable of awakening new ways to look at the world. Because of that, having pencil and paper to write down your feelings on the way can help you organize this turmoil so you can reflect on the whole tour.

    Photos: Rosana Magri and Juliano Arantes

    Photos: Rosana Magri and Juliano Arantes

    After all these tips, prepare body, soul and a backpack to delve into Inhotim. If you still forget something, don’t worry. The design shop at the reception area offers from rain capes to art books that will rid you of any trouble! Learn more here.

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    Fevereiro, 25. 2014

    Inhotim press room


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    Where does the Carnival come from?

    Where does the Carnival come from?

    Not everyone knows, but the Carnival is much older than Dodo and Osmar’s trios elétricos (musical floats used in Brazilian Carnival) in Salvador, Bahia. This popular festival has its origins in celebrations such Saturnalia, when Ancient Rome used to stop everything to celebrate god Saturn. According to mythology, he was the one who taught the practice of agriculture to men, and in these days of celebration that took place in December, friends would treat one another to flowers and typical food of the season.

    Using this story as a background, people visiting Inhotim during Carnival will be treated to seeds of licuri palm (Syagrus) and butiá (Butia) as a way to thank the public and nature for making the park an unique and transforming place. These species were not chosen by chance. Besides being part of the gardens, they are portrayed in several works by artist Luiz Zerbini, on display at the amor lugar comum (love, a commonplace) exhibit, installed at Galeria Praça since October 2013.

    The work "Mar do Japão" (2010), by Luiz Zerbini, in exhibition at Galeria Praça.

    The work “Mar do Japão” (2010), by Luiz Zerbini, in exhibition at Galeria Praça.

    As for the work Olê ô picolê (2007) (Here comes the popsicle) , by Marepe (learn more about him here), displayed at Galeria Lago, educators will make interventions focused on popsicle carts that will circulate throughout the park. Visitors will receive clippings about the artist or texts written by him, as an invitation to learn about his work.

    In addition, children will be invited to prepare Carnival masks with materials that would otherwise be discarded. The actions take place in the park, Saturday (1/3), Tuesday (4/3), from 10h to 12h and 14h to 16h. To learn more click here.

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    Fevereiro, 07. 2014

    Inhotim press room


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    Leitura: 6 min

    Melodies that lull your dreams

    Melodies that lull your dreams

    Music to make you dream high. This is what Inhotim’s new music project coordinator, Maestro César Timóteo, keeps in mind when he plans the future.  Son of a pianist mother, César began studying the violin as a child. Today, as a violinist, opera singer and conductor, he seeks to awaken the musicality and talent of each student taking part in the projects he will be in charge of. The Maestro talked to Inhotim’s Blog and told us a little bit about his career and experiences in this new phase of his life.

    Blog do Inhotim – Tell us a bit about your career in music.

     

    César Timóteo – I can´t single out the exact moment music really got me.  My mother is a pianist and this has influenced me a great deal.  Through her, I was able to be in contact with is fascinating art from a very early age.  I started studying the violin when I was nine, and became a professional violinist in my teenage years.  Later, I also got my Opera Singing Degree, taking part in performances as a soloist in operas and religious plays.  After working as a violinist and singer for several years, I decided to study orchestral conducting, which became my main occupation in music.  I had the opportunity to conduct orchestras in Brazil and abroad, in addition to working with great music professionals, who have significantly influenced me. Some of these them I would like to mention are violinist Max Teppich and Maestro Isaac Karabtchevsky.   

     

     BI – What is your opinion on the musical potential of Brumadinho and its residents? 

    CT – Music is part of the development of all communities. It is a necessity.  Brumadinho is no different. We have to provide opportunities for people to learn it, awakening the musicality within them.   Leaning music, whether by means of a musical instrument or signing, tends to organize and blossom out this musicality, leading to balance, development and the possibility of dreaming higher.  I have no doubt that Brumadinho is filled with music talents, which will certainly be revealed.  

    BI – Which projects are you going to be coordinating? Talk a bit more about each one of them.

    CT – Youth, Adult and Kid’s Choirs and the School for Strings. These projects are carried out by Inhotim, sponsored by Vale do Rio Doce and are part of an initiative of the Department of Culture.  In 2014, we are going to work in a more unified way, with a team of guest teachers from Belo Horizonte. These projects are intended to promote social, musical and artistic development in communities located at Vale Médio do Paraopeba, which includes youngsters from Brumadinho, Mario Campos and Bonfim.  Most of the students come from the public school system and, with the projects, they have the opportunity to take free theoretical and practical lessons.

     Classes take place on a weekly basis and the students enrolled are able to study vocal technique and music theory, in addition to practice instruments such as:  violin, viola, cello and bass.  During choir and orchestra practices, students are able to experience music as part of a group, developing their harmonic perception and cooperative work.  Enrollment happens twice a year and those interested in participating must apply at the project headquarter in Brumadinho. 

    BI – In 2014, what’s new when it comes to the projects developed by Inhotim?

    CT – We are going to work to unify music-related social projects, considering a nationwide reach.  It is important to consolidate actions in Brumadinho and surrounding areas, so that some time from now we can also reach other towns.  We are going to value joint actions.  The music experience must happen in a less individual and more collective way.  We are also going to  purchase two new pianos to be used in choir activities, as well as in musical perception classes. Also, we will be able to rely on new facilities in Brumadinho, which will be larger and more suitable for classes and rehearsals. 

    BI – What are your expectations for this new journey with the students taking part in the projects?

    CT – I want to closely monitor the development of each student. It is important to know them, so that we can guide them in the right direction.  I hope to see their musical growth, to see them dreaming with new possibilities.   Art does that.  I hope music learning and musical practice will influence the human development of students as well as of Brumadinho community.  I hope this can bring a positive effect to their decisions and attitudes, promoting better quality of life and improving the way they live in society.

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    Fevereiro, 03. 2014

    Inhotim press room


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    Leitura: 4 min

    Nature reborns

    Nature reborns

    Forest waste. It is this refined name that ironically defines designer Hugo França’s favorite raw material. Since the late 1980s, he has transformed wood discarded by traditional furniture companies or just naturally condemned into benches, chairs, tables, cupboards, shelves and adornments, referred to as movable sculptures. Among the 1,000 pieces produced so far, 98 are at Inhotim, where you can find the largest collection of works by the designer.

    It is impossible to walk through the park without noticing these amazing structures with sustainable appeal. Rustic, yet very cozy, they invite visitors to take a break, either to rest, contemplate nature or reflect on any of 170 works of art on display. Long-time partner, Hugo França installed his first work in the garden in the 1990s, even before the the Institute was fouded in 2006. Under the shadow of the Tamboril, ancient tree that is now one of the symbols of the park, he placed a huge bench, recently replaced by a larger one, also by the designer.

    The story of Hugo França with wood pieces begins almost three decades ago. Eager for a new lifestyle, he moved to Trancoso/Bahia, where he lived for 15 years. There he discovered the Pequi-Vinagreiro, common tree in the Atlantic Forest in Bahia, but hardly useful in the usual woodworking for being very irregular. He began to avail unearthed roots, hollow logs, branches and whatever else he found to create unique pieces that value the natural textures and shapes of these plants otherwise rejected.

    Banco Hugo França

    Rustic, yet very cozy, the benches invite visitors to take a break l Photo: Rossana Magri

    Not without reason, the first cuts are made where the wood is found. Some blocks may weigh over a ton and need to be divided for transportation. Still in the woods, the pieces begin to look like benches and tables and are finished in one of Hugo França’s workshops. From there, his sculptures are sent all over the world.

    Besides being part of private collections such as Inhotim’s, his work has been featured in a long list of institutions such as the MAD Museum in New York, the Tomie Ohtake Institute in São Paulo, the Art Rio in Rio de Janeiro and currently the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, a botanical garden located in Miami, United States. Until May 2014, visitors will see 25 movable sculptures of the artist, whosesensitive eye is capable of bringing life back to nature.

    Recently,  Crane TV made a video about Hugo Franças’s work. Check it Out:

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    Janeiro, 23. 2014

    Inhotim press room


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    Leitura: 6 min

    Tips to visit Inhotim

    Tips to visit Inhotim

    How do I get there? Is it possible to visit the whole Park in one single day? Where can I stay near there? How much is the ticket? Do they have parking facilities? I’m going straight from the airport, where I can store my luggage? Can I take a guided tour?

    If Inhotim is part of your wish list to 2014, at some point you will come across some of these questions. Enjoy the tips and start planning your visit.

    The first step is to know how to get there.

    Inhotim is located in Brumadinho (MG), about 60 km from Belo Horizonte. To calculate the best route for your trip, just click here (http://www.inhotim.org.br/visite/como-chegar). If you are in Belo Horizonte, on average, it will take you 90 minutes to drive to Inhotim. The parking lot at the park is free of charge. However, if you fly in, you can rent a car or take a taxi. It takes about  2 hours from Confins airport to the park or one and a half hour from Pampulha airport. The good news is that Inhotim has lockers for your handbags and luggage. You can also get there by bus. Saritur bus company has a line that goes from the Belo Horizonte bus station, located downtown, straight to the park, Tuesdays through Sundays . Check out  the timetables and bus fares here.

    Where to stay.

    Okay, now that you already know how to get there, you need to decide if you are going to stay in Brumadinho or in Belo Horizonte. Inhotim has 110 hectares of visitation area, which means you won’t be able to visit the entire park in just one day. If you are in Belo Horizonte and have a day off, you will certainly enjoy the visit. But if Inhotim is your main destination, a three-day visit is your best option. This way, you can walk, reflect and enjoy the environment with no need to hurry. Check out the lodging options here. 

    And now what?

     

    Purchased airline tickets, hotel reservation, it’s time to plan your visit to the park. Since Inhotim is a place unlike any other you’ve ever visited, there are some tips that can make your visit there even better. Besides being a Contemporary Art Center, Inhotim is also a Botanical Garden. Art galleries are surrounded by palm trees, flowers, lakes and plenty of wooden benches. Yes, art in the middle of nature. That’s why walking is an important part of the visit. To save some time, a good tip is to buy your ticket in advance. And if necessary, you can also rent internal transportation on our electric carts. Click here to purchase your ticket.

    Another great tip is to navigate through the park before going there. The interactive map helps you decide routes, learn about the galleries and even get better acquainted with some of the artworks. Speaking of delving into the park, here  you can learn about the guided visits that happen at Inhotim. Food service points are strategically located. Check out each one of them. Before you hit the road, it’s worth reading the visitation rules, so that everything will run as planned.

    If you made it this far, you are very close to accomplishing your goal. Inhotim is an unforgettable place. Enjoy!

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