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  • Junho, 17. 2014

    da Silva, Fernando Hermógenes

    Professor da rede pública de ensino de São Joaquim de Bicas/MG


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    Decentralizing Access

    Decentralizing Access

    Decentralizing Access is an educational project by Instituto Inhotim. The project has been taking place since 2008 and offers broad contact with art to educators in the public school network of Brumadinho and region. During training sessions, visits with students and activities inside and outside Inhotim, educators and students play leading roles in the performance of classroom educational practices.

    My first contact with the project happened in 2013, at Altidório Amaral Municipal School, in São Joaquim de Bicas, where I still work. From then on, I have witnessed multiple experiences that reach students, their homes, their streets and communities. Decentralizing Access is permeated by the dialog between Inhotim and its surroundings, creating open territories for the exchange of experiences.

    One of the greatest moments in the program is the visit with students, during which they are accompanied by two mediators and are allowed to experience the Institute’s collection in a unique way.I am surprised every time I take my class to these visits. It is a moment one wishes would last forever.

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    After the visit to Inhotim, students from Altidório Amaral Monicipal School made an activity inspired by the artist Yves Klein, famous for the shade of blue he has created. Photo: Daniela Paoliello

    The experiences during the visit and their developments at school can be shared through Rede Educativa [Educational Network], a virtual platform that allows the exchange of experiences related to art-education among project participants.In addition to allowing for a continuous dialog between the Institute and educators, school and the general public, Rede Educativa is a welcoming environment for those working with art at schools and who wish to use it to broaden their horizons.
    Decentralizing Access gives the opportunity for each person to discover their personal energy on their own.The space opens up and new possibilities and looks emerge from this new space.Supported by the project team in several different ways, teachers become proponents, their students become collaborators in a type of education made jointly, with endless exchanging. As I see, Decentralizing Access is a platform to interact with art, and through the program, art itself is circulated.

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    Maio, 28. 2014

    Inhotim guides

    Realiza visitas e atividades que convidam a refletir sobre os acervos do Inhotim


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    An invitation to mediation

    An invitation to mediation

    There have been countless efforts to define the word mediation, which is used in several different ways by different sectors of society.  It can relate to the solution of conflict, the interpretation of works of art and, yet, it can be used to facilitate a process.  

    Since the beginning of its activities, Inhotim’s Department of Education has developed strategies to promote discussions on the Institute’s collections.  This work happens through mediation, a practice that supports dialog, autonomy and, most of all, visitors’ experiences.  

    Mediation is a powerful tool to build knowledge.  It helps visitors and mediators recognize themselves as active participants in the most important discussions related to contemporaneity.  At Inhotim, the purpose of mediation is to create a safe space for dialog, questioning and discovery.  These meetings go beyond the first impression in search of that which makes us think, find the sparkle that leads to a reaction on our part.

    What awakens or critical eye and compels us to (re)build?  We understand that the construction of knowledge happens through exposure to new images, new dilemmas.  This alchemy results in a powerful tension in our rational boundaries, which we seek to expand.

    Taking part in a guided tour, or mediated tour, at Inhotim is taking yourself to an unknown place and making this place fertile soil to risk, speak up, improvise and perceive how you feel in this context.  

    You are invited to take a closer look, to ask, and get to places, create memories and have encounters that will take your breath away!

    Written by Lília Dantas, Art and Education Supervisor at Inhotim

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    Maio, 23. 2014

    Inhotim press room


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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, 16. 2014

    Inhotim press room


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    Palm Trees: Lectures

    Palm Trees: Lectures

    With one of the largest palm tree collections in the world, this coming Saturday, May 17, Inhotim will host a series of lectures focused on the botanical family.  The use of these plants in landscaping, main pointers on how to care for them, their reproduction and uses are among the themes discussed. Check out the detailed program:

    Series of Lectures – The Botanical Universe of the Arecaceae Family

    Location:  Espaço Igrejinha (near Galeria Lygia Pape) – Instituto Inhotim

    Free admission for visitors

    1st round – 10 am to 1 pm

    New and rare Brazilian Palm Trees

    Speaker: Harri Lorenzi. Agronomist and researcher, he is the founder and current director of Instituto Plantarum, in Nova Odessa/SP.  He was a visiting researcher at the University of Harvard in the United States, and has published dozens of scientific papers and books on botany.

    The use of palm trees in landscaping

    Speaker: Pedro Nehring. Landscaper at Inhotim. Ever since the place was still private property, he has been part of the history of the gardens that now form the institute.  He has carried out projects in several cities in Brazil, such as Brasília and Rio de Janeiro.

    Why study palm trees?

    Speaker: Patrícia Oliveira. Majored in Biological Sciences at Instituto Izabela Hendrix, with master’s and doctorate degrees in vegetal biology at the Federal University of Minas Gerais.  She has been working at the Institute for two years and is currently part of the research, development and innovation team focused on the botanical garden and the environment.

    2nd round – 2:30 am to 5 pm

    Anatomical Studies on Arecaceae reproductive structures

    Speaker: Sarah Barbosa Reis. Majored in biological sciences at the State University of Montes Claros. M.Sc. in vegetal anatomy at the botany department of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG).  Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in the same line of research, also at UFMG.  

    The health of palm trees

    Speaker: Lívia Dias Lana. Agronomist majored at the Federal University of Viçosa. Specialized in landscaping at Instituto de Arte e Projeto, in Belo Horizonte.  She is responsible for the plant health area at Inhotim, as well as for the maintenance and revitalization of the park.

    The diversified use of palm trees in everyday life  

    Speaker: Luiz Eduardo Silva. Majored in forest engineering at the Federal University of Lavras. He is part of the plant mapping and inventory team at the Institute and is in charge of botanical identification.

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    Maio, 06. 2014

    Novais, Raquel

    Diretora de Inclusão e Cidadania do Inhotim


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    Leitura: 4 min

    Encouraging transformation

    Encouraging transformation

    Being at Inhotim provokes different experiences, for it is a multiple, transforming, restless place, in addition to being what has become commonplace, an extremely beautiful place.  The gardens and the unique way works of art are displayed at Inhotim are articulated in such a way that each visit is a whole new experience.  

    Beyond contemplation and the feelings related to such contemplation, Inhotim shows aspects that are often unknown to the hundreds of thousands visitors that go there each year.  One of these aspects regards the impact in the lives of those who live in the city that generously houses Inhotim.  The decision of founder Bernardo Paz to maintain and incorporate the name of the old village, where the gardens sheltered the first works of art, shows the desire of not becoming separated from the history of the place.  The initial awkwardness the name provoked in the general public was quickly overcome and, today, mentioning “Inhotim” does not required so many explanations.

    Having become the greatest private employer in the city, with 1,300 employees – 80% of which come from Brumadinho and region – and representing the first job of over 400 youngsters in the city bring Inhotim closer to the public and private lives of thousands of Brumadinho-born citizens.  There is also another direct connection between Inhotim and the city, which takes place with the mobilization of the art and botanical collections in social and educational projects.  These projects present children, youngsters and adult with essential issues related to contemporaneity, formulated based on the contact with what is most relevant in the contemporary art scene, as well as on a global agenda related to biodiversity and even to the future of the planet.

    If these initiatives weren´t enough, as of this month, the Our Inhotim program is granting a 50% discount to all Brumadinho residents who have lived in the municipality for over three years.  This initiative is an additional encouragement for locals to visit and take ownership of this place, which attracts visitors from all over the world.  Having a cultural facility such as Inhotim is an invaluable gain for the city.  Having Brumadinho residents more and more visiting the park and strolling around gardens and galleries is the fulfillment of the Institute’s main objective:  to be a transforming place, which inspires a new way of life.

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    Our Inhotim Program:

    People entitled to the 50% discount: Residents of the municipality of Brumadinho living in the region for over three years;

    Registration: On Wednesdays, from 2 pm to 4 pm, at the park reception.  Starts on May 7;

    Documents required: ID Card (or the like) and proof of residence;

    A card will be issued for those taking part in the program, which must be shown whenever the participant visits Inhotim.

    More information: +55 (31) 3571-9700

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