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  • Junho, 11. 2014

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    Inhotim opens store in Belo Horizonte

    Inhotim opens store in Belo Horizonte

    As of today, the Savassi neighborhood in Belo Horizonte is even more charming with the opening of Inhotim’s first concept-store. The space, named Inhotim Box, was conceived to be a gateway to the park in the capital city of Minas Gerais and offers several items that translate the identity of the Institute. “Our idea is to bring Inhotim even closer and expand the experience of visiting the Institute to products that carry our DNA”, explains Cristiana Paz, manager of Inhotim stores.

    In the new store, you will find publications about our collections, seedlings of plants found in our gardens, posters, in addition to Inhotim’s entire institutional line, including souvenirs such as pencils and notebooks, clothes and accessories. In synch with the actions carried out by the Institute, the items prioritize recyclable materials and have a sustainable appeal. For instance, PET bottles are part of the composition of the canvas used to make our bags, and the T-shirts are made of ecofriendly fabric.

    Guarda-chuvas, bolsas e cadernos são alguns dos produtos da linha institucional do Inhotim, disponível na loja. Foto: Rossana Magri

    Umbrellas, bags and notebooks are some of the items from Inhotim’s institutional line. Photo: Rossana Magri

    Inhotim ceramics, handmade in the park since 2010, also have a new look. The name now is Cerâmica Oti and the company identity has been restructured. The items are now organized in collections, with innovative shapes and colors, and during the store’s grand opening, it will be possible to see a preview. Also new is the line of jewelry especially created for Inhotim by designer Lúcia Lou.

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    Products of Cerâmica Oti, on sale at Inhotim Box. Photo: Rossana Magri

    Do you feel like visiting the store? Check out the address below. We´ll be waiting for you!

     

    Inhotim Box

    Rua Antônio de Albuquerque, 909 – Belo Horizonte/MG

    Open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    Phone: (31) 3227-1130

    Forms of payment in stores: Cash, check, all credit and debit cards.

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    Junho, 02. 2014

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    2014 World Cup at Inhotim

    2014 World Cup at Inhotim

    Do you want to visit Inhotim during the World Cup? Then, check out our program for June and July and don’t miss out on anything:

    Matches’ broadcasting

    Those visiting the Institute on match days will not miss out on the Cup. Inhotim will broadcast the matches at the Theater at the Burle Marx Educational Center during the park’s visiting hours: from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday and up to 5:30 p.m. on holidays and weekends.

    Panoramic Tour in English

    Between June 14 and July 12, Inhotim’s panoramic tour will also be conducted in English. Perfect for you to take your couchsurfing gringo friends! The idea is to offer an overview of the Institute, emphasizing on the landscaping project and works of art on display in the gardens. The tour leaves at 11 a.m. from the park’s reception, Tuesday through Sunday and holidays. There may be up to 25 visitors in each group and the tour takes 1 hour.

    Art Theme Tours

    If you intend to learn a bit more about the contemporary art world, don’t miss out on the art theme visits. Always focusing on a certain aspect of the collection, they allow for reflections and different ways to look at the works of art. These tours last 1 hour and 30 minutes and take place on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, at 2:30 p.m., leaving from the reception. Check out the themes during the World Cup:

     

    June: See, hear, touch! Hyperstimulation in art

    Visitors are invited to discuss how new technologies and means of communication change how things are perceived and done in the arts. Based on works by Babette Mangolte and Hélio Oiticica, we can discuss about these transformations in the artistic production in large cities in the 1960s.

    July: Soundscapes

    Have you ever stopped to think how sounds can be learned and changed by technology? In June, we propose you look and listen to our walks throughout the park, our spaces and actions more carefully, based on a reflection on artists such as Janet Cardiff and Doug Aitken.

    Play for the shirt of your team and take part in our activities, which are free for all visitors! Click here to buy your ticket.

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    Maio, 31. 2014

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    10th Environment Week

    10th Environment Week

    Have you heard of ecological footprint? Carbon credit? Environmental innovation? These and other expressions have often come up when it comes to preserving the planet. Researchers all over the world are joining forces to think about ways to reduce man’s impact on the Earth and how to make such practices common to any citizen. Next week, this discussion will take place at Inhotim, with the 10th Environment Week, whose theme this year is People for Climate.

    From June 1 to 8 Inhotim will host an intense program with innovation workshops, seminars with special guest speakers, environmental education workshops, guided theme visits, games and a botanical exhibit. The activities propose a reflection on environmental preservation and present initiatives related to sustainability.

    Inhotim’s Blog talked to Joaquim de Araújo Silva, Environment and Botanical Garden Director at the Institute. Check it out!

    Inhotim’s Blog – This is the 10th edition of the Environment Week and the 8th to take place at Inhotim. How do you analyze this trajectory?

    Joaquim de Araújo – The Environment Week is intended to synchronize global, national and regional themes at Inhotim, and then establish attitudes based on these discussions. Throughout the years, we have found important solution for environmental issues and have reaffirmed the value of Inhotim Botanical Garden in preserving biodiversity. The Environment Week has become a forum to discuss the environmental theme at a real high level.

    IB – People for Climate is this year’s theme. In which kind of initiative do you believe people can get engaged in order to try to slow down climate changes?

    JA – We intend to bring this topic to people’s everyday lives, so that they can reflect on their way of life. Climate change and global warming are closely related to how member of contemporary society live their lives on a daily basis. We want to draw the attention of individuals, and not only of companies, about their consumption patterns and habits. The conscious use of natural resources is essential for us to reverse this scenario. We don’t have a recipe for success, but we must perceive that consuming with common sense is related to the well-being of society as a whole.

    IB – What has Inhotim been doing to reduce its impact on the environment?

    JA – First of all, we know we are responsible for flora and biodiversity conservation and we have increasingly positioned ourselves effectively when it comes to this theme. As a botanical garden, we work with several goals, including research, committing ourselves to the Brazilian reality. Now, when it comes to managing the park itself, we have established the Environmental Management System, whose purpose is to map out and create a more efficient way to operate. The actions include control and monitoring of solid waste produced at Inhotim, reduction of expenses with electric power, improve drinking water use and handling, among others. These are practical ways to ensure the Institute’s excellence in its relationship with its surrounding environment.

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    Maio, 23. 2014

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    Contemporary Music Miniseries

    Contemporary Music Miniseries

    This coming Sunday, May 25, guitars, flutes, percussions and musical sculptures will take over Inhotim to comprise a Contemporary Music Miniseries.  Starting at 3 PM, groups from Minas, Corda Nova, Flutuar Orquestra de Flauta, UFMG Percussion Group and Quarteto Cretinos e Plásticas will perform in the Institute’s gardens, a setting the mixes nature and art in a unique way.  To invite you to experience all this, Inhotim’s Blog has asked each group to tell you what makes their music contemporary.  Check it out!

    “Percussion might be the most emblematic instrument in Contemporary Music.  This is so because it encompasses a diversified range of sounds and instruments, incorporating everyday objects and other ones invented by the musicians themselves, generating an almost infinite sound material for the composer of contemporary music. But contemporary percussionists are not limited to sound.  Their willingness to experiment allows their music to incorporate materials found in other areas, such as drama, literature, circus, dance, technology. Thus, maybe the most contemporary thing about the work performed by UFMG Percussion Group is the absence of prejudice and the group’s constant interest in expanding the musical language.”  Fernando Rocha, member of the UFMG Percussion Group

    “Corda Nova has established itself as a representative of its time.  With contemporaneity in our DNA, the group has focused on working with living composers, and so far has taken to stage only works requested specifically for its concerts.  Fresh ink on paper alone does not define the synch of the group with its time:  Corda Nova’s members are immersed and synched with musical production as well as with current thinking, whether by means of extreme artistic proposals or through their academic and humanity background.  This ranges from the group’s insertion into community cultural life in their homeland to experiences with communities which are not well integrated with the Western world.  All of this has been reflected on the group’s production, culminating in creations that often extrapolate the strictly sonorous world towards the plastic and scenic worlds, as well as concepts and poetics that are a possible portrait, a facet of contemporary Brazil.  – Stanley Levi, member of Corda Nova.

    “Freedom guides the work and aesthetical orientation of Flutuar Orquestra de Flautas, a group that refuses to be attached to a specific artistic current which might limit their spontaneous expression.  This is what grants this group artistic contemporaneity and originality:  boldness in experiencing and creating.  Everything at Flutuar is freedom: the choice of repertoire, the structuring of the arrangements, the action on stage, the easiness of its members, and especially, the joy of playing as a group. ” – Alberto Sampaio, member of Fluturar Orquestra de Flauta.

    “More than being identified with the modes of production of an era, being contemporary means to be detached from this era, so as to question it in the way you act, play, think, and, in our case, make music.  We, from Cretinos e Plásticas, investigate, explore and interrogate the musical and artistic work at the same time we make our music.  From preparing and producing the instruments, to the poetic construction of the sonorous space by way of improvisation, getting close to other forms of art expressed in the instrument itself, taking ownership of this instrument’s plasticity, what we do is explore and get detached from the way music is made and thought of today.” – Marco Scarassatti, member of Quarteto Cretinos e Plásticas.

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    Maio, 22. 2014

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    Adriana Varejão and History

    Adriana Varejão and History

    “My narrative is a web of stories.  Stories about bodies, architecture, Brazil, tattoo, ceramics, old tiles, Portuguese tiles, modern and vulgar tiles, books, maps, painting.

    And more: a cheap bar in Lapa, a corner of Macau, a swimming pool in Budapest, ruins in Chacahua, a wall in Lisbon, a cloister in Salvador, a Turkish bath in Paris’ 18th district, a delicate Song vase, a sentence in a book, a market in Taxco, a tattooed skin, a black angel in Minas, a shard in Barcelona, India ink in Guilim, a butcher’s shop in Copacabana, a chrysanthemum in Cachoeira, a piece of news in the paper, a mirror in Tlacolula, a bus station restroom, a Chinese bird in Sabará, the sound of an acoustic guitar, a tile in Queluz, jerked beef in Caruarú, a sentence from the past, a painting in New York, votive offerings in Maceió, a shade of red in Madrid, a sento in Kyoto, and more, and more…”

    Adriana Varejão on how she relates to the word history. 

     

    In 2008, Inhotim opened one of its most emblematic pavilions, a milestone of the profound relationship between art, architecture and landscaping in the Institute.  Galeria Adriana Varejão shelters six works by the artist. These works express her array of interests and variety of sources of research.  Inhotim has invited Adriana Varejão to come to Belo Horizonte on May 24 to take part in the Space, Work and History Seminar.  Click here to check out the detailed program for this event.

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