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  • Maio, 02. 2017

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    Inhotim featured at the Brazilian Embassy in Washington

    Inhotim featured at the Brazilian Embassy in Washington

    On May 6, residents and tourists in Washington D.C. (US) will have the opportunity to know a little more about Inhotim. The Institute will participate in the 10th edition of Passport DC, invited by the Brazilian Embassy in Washington and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

    Passaport DC will take place throughout May, with various activities encouraging residents and visitors to explore the city and the diverse cultural landscape that makes up the American capital. The event, which features street festivals, performances, exhibitions and workshops, opens the embassies’ doors for the public to visit the historical buildings where they are located. In total, 70 embassies will take part of the event, as well as more than forty DC-based cultural institutions.

    On May 6, the Around the World Embassy Tour will take place. From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., more than six thousand visitors are expected. They will have the opportunity to visit the Brazilian Ambassador’s Official Residence in Washington and learn more about Inhotim, a cultural destination of international renown.

    The expansion of the Institute’s international presence is one of the outcomes of the “Inhotim: Global Change” project, carried out in partnership with the IDB since 2015, and aimed at encouraging actions related to climate change, in addition to the institutional strengthening of Inhotim.

    Exhibition at IDB headquarters in July
    During Passport DC, Inhotim will announce its upcoming initiative: the exhibit “Inhotim: At the Crossroads of Glocal Change”, which will open on July 18. For two months, the exhibition will occupy the gallery located at the IDB headquarters in Washington and present works of art from the Inhotim collection, as well as visual and sound experiences that refer to the gardens and landscapes of the Institute, providing the international public with a rare snatch of its attractions and collection highlights.


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    Março, 30. 2017

    Inhotim press room

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    About Inhotim

    About Inhotim

    The Instituto Inhotim is a Contemporary Art Center and Botanical Garden located in Brumadinho, 60 km away from Belo Horizonte, MG. Its 140 hectare visitation area is made up of forest fragments and gardens, with an extensive collection of rare tropical species and where contemporary art works of international relevance are installed.

    Inhotim was conceived by the Minas-born entrepreneur Bernardo Paz and was opened to the public in 2006. It is strongly committed with the development of the community in which it is included. The Institute participates actively in the making of policies for the improvement of the quality of life in the region, either in partnerships with the public administration and with the private sector or acting independently.

    The structure and organization of the space guarantee a singular venue. In addition to breaking away from the architecture and the exhibition and visitation modes that are associated to conventional museums, the Institute offers to its visitors an opportunity of fruition and brings works of art and environmental circuits close together. Over 2 million people have visited this singular venue, one of the main touristic and cultural destinations in Minas Gerais and in Brazil.

    The Inhotim Institute is a nonprofit private entity qualified by the Minas Gerais State Administration and by the Federal Administration as a Public Interest Non-Governmental Organization (OSCIP, initials in Portuguese). Inhotim actions are supported by the Federal Act for Cultural Incentive of the Ministry of Culture.

    Contemporary Art
    Paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, videos and installations by over 100 renowned Brazilian and international artists from 30 different countries make up Instituto Inhotim’s collection. From a collection of over 1.300 works, about 500 pieces are currently on display. The pieces have been produced in Brazil and abroad from the 1960s to the current days. They are located outdoors on the Inhotim Botanical Garden or exhibited in galleries.

    Four of the 23 pavilions are dedicated to temporary exhibits – the Lago, Fonte, Praça and Mata galleries. Each gallery has approximately 1000 square meters and large open spaces which allow for a versatile use of the area for showing videos, installations, paintings or sculptures. Every two years these spaces present a new show to introduce the Institute’s new acquisitions and to create re-interpretations of the collection. In addition, new individual projects are inaugurated every year, making Inhotim a place of constant evolution.

    The 19 permanent galleries have been developed specifically to receive works by Tunga, Cildo Meireles, Miguel Rio Branco, Hélio Oiticica & Neville

    d’Almeida, Adriana Varejão, Doris Salcedo, Victor Grippo, Matthew Barney, Rivane Neuenschwander, Valeska Soares, Janet Cardiff & George Miller, Doug Aitken, Marilá Dardot, Lygia Pape, Carlos Garaicoa, Cristina Iglesias, Carroll Dunham and Claudia Andujar.

    Botanical Garden
    Instituto Inhotim is concerned with the environment and is located amid a forest area which is a remnant of the Atlantic Rain Forest and the Cerrado, or Brazilian savanna: two of the richest environments in terms of biodiversity and, at the same time, two of the most endangered environments in the planet, regarded as world hotspots.

    From the 140 hectares of the area made up of secondary semideciduous seasonal forests, 35 are gardens. Adding to this extensive portion of land is an area protected as Natural Heritage Private Reserve which, since May 2010, is aimed at collaborating permanently with the conservation of biodiversity by connecting Inhotim to the south of the Espinhaço Mountain Chain, considered as one of the most important plant diversity centers in the world.

    The landscape works for the exuberant gardens which would eventually make up Instituto Inhotim initiated in the mid-1980s. Along time, numerous species of palm trees and native Brazilian and exotic trees from several regions in the world were acquired and adapted themselves very well to the grounds. The gardens value the luxuriance of the flora and integrate it in a spontaneous, harmonic way with the landscape and the lakes by means of pathways, stairways and patios built upon natural quartzite rock formations. These innovations have become popular in Brazilian landscape art.

    In 2010 the Institute’s expressive collection allowed for its recognition as a Botanical Garden with a botanical collection. This collection is made up by close to 5,000 species, out of which two families are noteworthy: the Palm Trees (Arecaceae) with over a thousand species and varieties, and the Philodendron, Anthurium and Calla Lily (Araceae) with over 400 species and forms – regarded as one of the largest in the world. It is also important to point out that the wide botanical collection combined with the robust structure of the Educational Plant Nursery allows for carrying out research and educational activities that collaborate for the ex situ conservation of the flora.

    Inhotim has been more and more committed with the Brazilian Network of Botanical Gardens for the development of strategies to collaborate with attaining the goals for the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation.

    Educational Actions
    About 1,500 students from the public and private schools in Brumadinho and Belo Horizonte Metropolitan Area visit Inhotim every week. The educational programs promote a number of actions to bring society closer to values related to art, environment, community empowerment and cultural diversity.

    With the proposal of aiding the critical development of the students who visit Inhotim and raising awareness on the current situation of the environment, its conservation status or how art permeates our lives, the Institute works on two fronts: Art and Education, and Environmental Education.

    In addition to the partnerships with schools, city halls and city and state Education departments, the Institute also offers free educational guided visits to the public in general in order to contextualize visitors who wish to know more about what the park offers in terms of Contemporary Art, Botany and Environment.

    For visitors, Inhotim also offers a visit program which takes place in scheduled hours and pre-determined locations.

    – The art theme visit provides a meeting between educators and visitors to discuss artists and artworks from the collection. The visit offers a conceptual outline of works on display. Starting points may be a gallery, an artist, or a specific route within the park. On average, this type of visit lasts 1 hour and happens on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, at 2:30 p.m.

    – The environmental theme tour allows visitors to walk through the gardens, see part of the landscaped botanical collection, as well as to appreciate the ornamental ponds, waterfowls and other elements that make up this space. This tour lasts one and a half hours and happens on Saturdays and Sundays, at 10:30 a.m. (leaving from the reception).

    – The panoramic visit provides an overview of the dynamics of Inhotim. By walking through a certain area of the park, the visit emphasizes landscape design and works located in the gardens of Inhotim. Lasting, on average, one and a half hours, the panoramic visit takes place from Tuesdays to Sundays and on holidays, at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. This visit leaves from the reception area.

    Social Actions
    In 2007 Instituto Inhotim initiated its relationship and commitment with the development of Brumadinho. This is the city in which the Institute is located, in the Belo Horizonte Metropolitan Area. The municipality has an area of 640 square kilometers and a population of 34,013 inhabitants (IBGE Brazilian census authority, 2010 ) and is divided into 5 districts: Brumadinho, Aranha, Piedade do Paraopeba, São José do Paraopeba and Conceição de Itaguá. The rural population is distributed into districts and settlements, including six quilombola (former slaves) communities. Four of these communities have been recognized by the Palmares Foundation for the preservation of Afro-Brazilian Culture, connected to the Ministry of Culture.

    The commitment to the social development of the local population led to the creation of the Department of Inclusion and Community Empowerment, which has operated since 2007 in three areas: Music, Art and Culture in the

    Paraopeba Valley, Land Development and CIMP (acronym for Centro Inhotim de Memória e Patrimônio, or the Inhotim Center for Memory and Heritage).

    One of the main goals of this Department is to strengthen the social capital of the municipality with the support of community or social leaders and organizations. All actions aim at the autonomy of the subjects, and have the people and the social groups as the central object of their work.

    Inhotim aims at the sustainability of the programs, the collection, management of resources and the increase in the capacity of the organizations, strengthening new or already existing leaderships. All of the projects proposed seek to guarantee the accessibility, interaction and social inclusion of the population to the concepts and processes developed by Instituto Inhotim.

    At Inhotim, visitors have several food choices, from fast snacks to more elaborated dishes. The Inhotim Restaurant has a pleasant environment and is integrated with the gardens and the contemporary art collection of the institution. The menu consists of an excellent and varied salad bar, à la carte dishes, extensive wine list, and also a variety of desserts.

    Created by designer Paulo Henrique Bicalho, known as Ganso (Goose), the Inhotim Bar is a pleasant space to have a drink with your friends and enjoy the delicious international cuisine. The menu has à la carte dishes, appetizers and light snacks. The Bar do Ganso is a bona fide art gallery with pieces signed by renowned Brazilian designers, special lighting and an ambiance referring back to the 50s and 70s.

    The cafeteria is located at the Burle Marx Center for Education and Culture and is the ideal place to enjoy a delicious coffee, the specialty of the house. Café do Teatro also has several options of hot and cold beverages, sandwiches, snacks and sweets.

    The Oiticica Restaurant is located next to the work Penetrável Magic Square #5, De Luxe. It is a pay-by-weight buffet and the menu includes salads and choices of hot casseroles. The restaurant opens on weekends from 12 noon to 4:30 p.m.

    Inhotim visitors can also check out other gastronomic spaces as the Pizzeria, the Hot Dog stand and snack bars located in the Fonte, True Rouge and Miguel Rio Branco galleries. There are sandwiches, pastries, hot dogs, cheese rolls (pão de queijo), juices, soft drinks, among other things.


    Visiting hours

    Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    Saritur Bus Transport

    Leaving from the Belo Horizonte Bus Station (Rodoviária) from Tuesdays to Sundays at 9 a.m. (platform F2) and returning at 4:30 pm on weekdays. On weekends and holidays, the return trip is at 5:30 pm.


    Inhotim is located in the municipality of Brumadinho, 60 kilometers away from Belo Horizonte (approximately one hour and fifteen minutes). The access road is at km 500 of BR 381 highway on the Belo Horizonte – São Paulo direction.

    You can also reach Inhotim by BR 040 highway (approximately 1 and a half hours). The access road is at the entrance of Retiro do Chalé on BR 040 highway on the Belo Horizonte – Rio de Janeiro direction.

    Gift Shops
    The Inhotim gift shops are located at the entrance of the Institute and offer items for decoration and everyday use, books, toys, clay pieces, vases, plants and regional cuisine products.

    Admission Fee
    On Wednesdays, admission is free of charge. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, it is R$ 25. On Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, admission is R$ 40. Half price for senior citizens (60+) and students (upon presentation of valid school/college ID). Children up to 5 years of age do not pay.


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    Fevereiro, 17. 2017

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    Carnival 2017 at Inhotim

    Carnival 2017 at Inhotim

    Happiness and joy! During all days of carnival season, Inhotim will be open to visitors, and that includes Monday.
    From Saturday to Ash Wednesday, the Park will operate from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and offer a varied programming with plenty of fun!

    Toy making for the revelry
    To cheer up your visit, the Educational Station invites adults and children to build their own toys and get in the spirit of carnival! Weather vanes, confetti launchers and trinkets will set the tone and bring colors to Inhotim’s gardens.

    When: February 25 to 28.
    Hours: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. / 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    Where: Educational Station for Visitors
    Public: all ages (50 participants per day limit).

    Thematic Visit – The Neo-Concrete Movement
    The artistic and literary movement known as Neo-Concretism emerged in the late 1950s in Rio de Janeiro, opposing the Concretist Movement of the city of São Paulo. Neo-concretists criticized the excess of dogmatism and rationalism expressed by Concretism, and perceived art in a more subjective and sensitive way. Among the various artists who participated in the Neoconcretist Manifesto, Inhotim features works by Lygia Clark, Lygia Pape and Amílcar de Castro. This thematic visit reflects on the importance of this movement, considered by many as a turning point in Brazilian art for influencing a considerable number of artists.

    When: February 25 and 26.
    Hour: 10:30 a.m.
    Where: Reception Room
    Public: all ages (registration starts at 10 a.m. 25 participants per day limit)

    Panoramic Visit
    Explore the many routes of Inhotim through its collections and connections. By going through a selected area of the Park, this visit highlights the Institute’s landscape design and the works displayed in the midst of its gardens.

    When: Tuesday to Sunday
    Hours: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m./
    Where: Reception Room
    Public: all ages (registration starts at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. 25 participants per day limit)

    Tamboril Restaurant
    Ever thought about dining at Tamboril Restaurant in a refreshing night? Throughout February, exclusively on Saturdays, this gastronomic space will be open from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., offering a special menu for those who want to live a unique experience in the Park.

    Reservations: +5531 3571 9700

    Fares and directions
    In order to avoid waiting in lines, get your ticket at inhot.im/visite. To get to Inhotim, visitors may choose to drive or opt for shuttle vans or buses departing from Belo Horizonte. Shuttle vans depart from Hotel Holiday Inn (Rua Professor Moraes, 600) throughout the carnival season. Departures at 8:15 a.m. and returns at 5:30 p.m. Roundtrip fare: R$60. Buses depart at 8:15 a.m. from platform 2F of Belo Horizonte’s Central Bus Station (Rodoviária), located at Praça Rio Branco, 100. One-way fares: R$33,05 (BH-Inhotim), R$32,50 (Inhotim-BH).

    While planning your visit, you may want to check on other available services, such as accommodation, internal transportation carts, and restaurant reservations. Please visit Belvitur, Inhotim’s Official Tourism Agency, at belvitur.com.br or gives us a call: +5531 3290 9090 or +5531 3290 9180. It will be a pleasure to clarify any doubt.

    We are ready to welcome you!


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    Setembro, 23. 2015


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    Special program celebrates 2 million visitors at Inhotim

    Special program celebrates 2 million visitors at Inhotim

    In August, Inhotim reached the 2-million-visitor mark. These visitors came from the most diverse places and realities since the park was first opened to public visitation back in 2006. To celebrate the presence of those who keep the Institute alive, the second half of 2015 will bring new exhibits, performances and concerts with major Brazilian musicians. Among the attractions are Maria Bethânia, Zélia Duncan and Jaques Morelembaum, and Luiz Melodia, in addition to a tribute to Fernando Brant. Check out everything about the artists performing at Inhotim in the next few months, as well as about the new works on display at the park.


    Sept 5, 3 p.m. – Dançar o mundo – das ruas à web 2.0 [Dancing the world – from the streets to the web 2.0], performance by Ana Pi
    Inhotim Theater (admission by order of arrival – 210 seats)

    Artist Ana Pi puts on a performance based on urban dances from the outskirts and underground contexts of major cities all over the world. The performance shows the artist’s relationship with Brazilian funk dance as well as with African and North-American rhythms, creating an explicit dialog between national and international rhythms. There will be a discussion with the audience after the performance.

    The audience will be granted access to the theater on a first-come-first-served basis, 30 minutes before the performance. Buy your ticket to enter the park on September 5.

    Sept 12, 3 p.m. – Lucas Santtana
    Magic Square Stage (admission by order of arrival. Capacity: 1,500 people)

    Celebrating his 15-year career anniversary on tour with one of his latest albums “Sobre Noites e Dias” [About Days and Nights], Lucas Santtana brings a lively dancing performance to Inhotim. With tracks inspired by narratives of the everyday life, such as the amusing “Montanha Russa Sentimental” [Sentimental

    Roller-coaster], the Bahia-born singer also sings some of his hits from past works.

    Buy your ticket to enter the park on September 12.

    Sept 13, 3 p.m. – Luiz Melodia, voz e violão [Luiz Melodia, vocals and guitar]
    Magic Square Stage (admission by order of arrival. Capacity: 1,500 people)

    On the road for over 40 years, Luiz Melodia has become more and more versatile and creative, composing songs inspired in blues, choro and samba. The concert features his greatest hits such as “Pérola Negra”, “Magrelinha” and “Estácio, eu e você”. Together with Renato Piau, who plays the guitar and is the singer’s right-hand man on stage, Melodia reinvents himself in each performance, surprising his audience with new arrangements for his well-known hits. Buy your ticket to enter the park on September 13.

    Sept 19 – 3 p.m. – Inhotim Youth Orchestra
    Magic Square Stage (admission by order of arrival. Capacity: 1,500 people)

    The participation of Inhotim Youth Orchestra in the Inhotim Em Cena program is marked by special concerts. The Orchestra is made up of Inhotim School of Strings’ students, conducted by César Timóteo, artistic director for the project. With a diversified program, the group brings different music styles to the public, in appreciation of instrumental music. The Orchestra relies on 30 instrumentalists, including violinists, cellists, and bassists. The repertoire includes works by composers such as Mozart, Vivaldi, Villa Lobos, Tom Jobim and Milton Nascimento.

    Buy your ticket to enter the park on September 19.

    Sept 20, 3 p.m. – Carminho
    Magic Square Stage (admission by order of arrival. Capacity: 1,500 people)

    The Portuguese fado singer and composer is the daughter of Teresa Siqueira, who is also a fado singer and one of the most talented and innovative singers in her generation. In this concert, she will also perform other music genres such as Portuguese popular music, Brazilian Popular Music (MPB), jazz, pop and rock. This is the first time Carminho will be performing in Minas Gerais, after having sold out concerts in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. In Brazil, the artist has recorded with Chico Buarque, Milton Nascimento, Nana Caymmi and Marisa Monte. In Inhotim Em Cena, she will perform songs from her third album, “Canto”.

    Buy your ticket to enter the park on September 20.


    Oct 1 – New temporary exhibits

    On October 1st, Inhotim opens several works in the collection. Among the novelties are the video-installations by South-African artist William Kentridge. In 2013, a traveling exhibit dedicated to the artist’s production went to Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Porto Alegre, and he is now bringing the work “I am not me, the horse is not mine” to Inhotim. The work is made up of eight enormous projections and will be installed in a 600m2 shed. The work is expected to be one of the Institute’s main attractions in 2015. It has been on display at the Tate Modern, in London, and at the MoMA, in New York, and will replace “The Murder of Crows”, by Janet Cardiff and Georges Bures Miller.

    The exhibit “Do Objeto para o Mundo – Coleção Inhotim” [From the object to the world – Inhotim Collection] will be on display at Galeria Fonte, featuring works which are part of the collection but had never been shown at the park. Over 50 works from the 1950s to date are part of the collection excerpt which examines the formation of the field of contemporary art based on the collection as well as on the institution’s program, opened to the public in 2006. The exhibit has been in Belo Horizonte and São Paulo, totaling over 100 thousand visitors.

    Oct 1, 3 p.m. – Bixiga 70

    Magic Square Stage (admission by order of arrival. Capacity: 1,500 people)

    The opening of the new temporary exhibits will be celebrated with a concert by the Bixiga 70 band, which is launching its third album. The group’s rhythm is an invitation to dance and goes through dub and reggae, cumbia and carimbó, ethio-jazz and samba-jazz. Their music is created based on phrase and solos, harmonies and dynamics, clefs and improvisations. The 10 members of the band deliver a highly danceable performance.

    Admission by order of arrival. Sales to open soon.

    Oct 3 and 4, 3p.m. – Zélia Duncan and Jaques Morelembaum

    Magic Square Stage (tickets for this concert must be purchased separately – 1,500 people)

    The artist has partnered up with Jaques Morelembaum to pay tribute to Milton Nascimento at Inhotim. Milton’s songs will be interpreted in a very special way in a vocal and cello recital-like concert. The concert is not restrained by timelines. “Both mine and Jaques’s affective memory is filled with Milton’s lifework, and that was the criterion we used to choose the songs”, says Zélia. The songs chosen include “Canção Amiga”, “Cravo e Canela”, “Encontros e Despedidas”, “O que foi feito deverá”, “Ponta de Areia” and “San Vicente”.

    The concert will take place at a reserved area. Tickets will be sold separately at BRL80 (full price). On that day, the admission fee paid to enter the park will not grant access to the space reserved for the concert. The 50% discount is valid for Friends of Inhotim and others entitled to this benefit according to the Brazilian legislation. Check it out here. The date in which ticket sales starts is soon to be announced.

    Oct 10 and 11, 3p.m. – Tribute to Fernando Brant – Canções da América [Unencounters]

    Magic Square Stage (tickets for this concert must be purchased separately – 1,500 people)

    Friends of composer Fernando Brant and voices of the new generation of music made in Minas will gather at Inhotim in a performance intended to pay tribute to

    the artist. Among the guest artists are Toninho Horta, Tavinho Moura, Beto Guedes, Flávio Venturini, Quarteto Cobra Coral, Amaranto, Juliana Perdigão and Marina Machado. The concert was conceived by Murilo Antunes, with musical direction by Flávio Henrique and art direction by Antônio Grassi.

    The concert will take place at a reserved area. Tickets will be sold separately at BRL80 (full price). On that day, the admission fee paid to enter the park will not grant access to the space reserved for the concert. The 50% discount is valid for Friends of Inhotim and others entitled to this benefit according to the Brazilian legislation. Check it out here. The date in which ticket sales starts is soon to be announced.

    Oct 17, 11a.m. – Vocal Line

    Tamboril (free access for park visitors)

    The 30 members of this Danish group as conducted by Jens Johansen. Throughout its 23 years of existence, Danish group Vocal Line has been greatly acknowledged all over Europe and in several other places in the world. The group has performed in important European and American festivals.

    Free access for park visitors. Sales to open soon.

    Oct 17 and 18, 3p.m. – Concert “Bethânia e as Palavras” [Bethânia and the Words]

    Magic Square Stage (tickets for this concert must be purchased separately – 1,500 people)

    The concert “Bethânia e as Palavras” will take to Inhotim a collection of poems and texts chosen by Maria Bethânia. The performance is a blend of literature and music. During the concert, the artist reads works by poets of all generations such as Guimarães Rosa, Manuel Bandeira, Cecília Meireles, Sophia de Mello Breyner, Padre Antonio Vieira, Caetano Veloso, Fausto Fawcet, Ferreira Gullar, among others. The reading is blended into parts of well-known Brazilian and Portuguese songs, such as ABC do Sertão (Luiz

    Gonzaga), Romaria (Renato Teixeira), Estranha Forma de Vida (Amália Rodrigues) and Marinheiro Só (public ownership/adapted by Caetano Veloso).

    The concert will take place at a reserved area. Tickets will be sold separately at BRL200 (full price). On that day, the admission fee paid to enter the park will not grant access to the space reserved for the concert. The 50% discount is valid for Friends of Inhotim and others entitled to this benefit according to the Brazilian legislation. Check it out here. The date in which ticket sales starts is soon to be announced.

    Oct 24, 3p.m. – Ars Nova

    Magic Square Stage (admission by order of arrival. Capacity: 1,500 people)

    Celebrating the 100th anniversary of composer Hans-Joachim Koellreutter’s birth, Ars Nova – Coral da UFMG, conducted by Iara Fricke Matte presents a special concert featuring contemporary classical music. The concert also marks the global debut of two pieces: Três Canções Sacras [Three Sacred Songs], by Minas-born composer Eduardo Ribeiro, and Trois Chansons, by Daniel Knaggs. Ars Nova – Coral da UFMG is representing Brazil in this project, for which Knaggs has invited choirs all over the world to create their own interpretations of the tribute the American had paid to Ravel and Debussy.

    Admission by order of arrival. Capacity: 1.500 people. Sales to open soon.

    Oct 25, 3p.m. – Concert: Cobra, by John Zorn

    Magic Square Stage (admission by order of arrival. Capacity: 1,500 people)

    In this concert, Coletivo Distante performs improvisations using several instrumental set-ups, making versions of the musical game piece Cobra (1984), by New York composer John Zorn. The game uses signs and signals between the musicians to articulate a series of improvisations, each one with its own rules.

    Admission by order of arrival. Capacity: 1.500 people. Sales to open soon.


    Nov 26 – Opening of Galeria Claudia Andujar

    On November 26, 2015, Inhotim will open Galeria Claudia Andujar, a project which has been developed over the past five years by the Institute. The space will have 1,600m2 and will be completely dedicated to the work of the Swiss photographer who has been based in Brazil since the 1950s. Throughout the years, she has photographed the life of the Yanomami, an indigenous people living in the Amazon Rainforest, on the border between Brazil and Venezuela. Her work was essential for the demarcation of the Yanomami territory back in 1992, being closely connected to the history of Brazil. Her gallery at Inhotim will gather over 500 photos taken by the artist during the time she lived with indigenous populations, as well as during other visits she made after that period.


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    Janeiro, 28. 2015

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    Five pieces to enjoy with children

    Five pieces to enjoy with children

    Contemporary art is a great option for kids. It is surprising, creative and many times interactive, and proposes fun, curious experiences. So how about visiting the Institute with your family? Here are five pieces you can’t miss in order to enjoy all of Inhotim’s fun activities with the little ones:

    Através, 1983-1989
    Cildo Meireles


    “Através”, 1983-1989, Cildo Meireles. Photo: Daniela Paoliello

    Start your visit by taking a good look at the map of the park. Currently, Inhotim has an area of 345 acres and one day is not enough to visit everything. So make the most of your time! Our reception has restrooms, drinking fountains and the Inhotim gift shops for you to take a souvenir home or buy something you forgot to bring to your visit. Read about what you should carry in your backpack to be ready here.

    Follow the central boulevard. At the end of the boulevard is the Tamboril, a tree which is one of the symbols of the Institute (don’t forget to take a picture with the kids!).Take the left path, cross a bridge and you will find the Cildo Meireles Gallery. This is one of the oldest works in the Institute. The piece “Através” always surprises the children. Glass fragments, railings, curtains and other everyday materials create a maze and make us reflect on the daily obstacles and the way people relate with them.

    Continente/Nuvem, 2008
    Rivane Neuenschwander

    "Continente/Nuvem", 2008, Rivane Neuenschwander.

    “Continente/Nuvem”, 2008, Rivane Neuenschwander. Photo: Rossana Magri

    Leave the gallery through the door opposite to the one you came in through.Keep walking and, to your right, is a little white house. Go around it to find your way in. At first sight it seems empty, but the building (dated 1874, the oldest construction remaining from the rural property which originated Inhotim) houses an installation by artist Rivane Neuenschwander on the ceiling. One of the references she used to develop her work was her own childhood, when she would look at the sky and the clouds searching for patterns. Try lying down on the floor or on the steps with the little ones to discover the images that will appear!

    Galeria Cosmococa
    Hélio Oiticica e Neville D’Almeida

    Uma das salas da Galeria Cosmococa. Foto: Ricardo Mallaco

    Uma das salas da Galeria Cosmococa. Photo: Ricardo Mallaco

    Continue the walk going up towards the Adriana Varejão Gallery. On the way you will find restrooms and a snack bar. You can recharge your batteries there! Take the right path towards the Cosmococa. Go through the Jardim das Veredas Tropicais (the Tropical Path Garden), with the incredible benches by designer Hugo França, and by the Troca-Troca piece, from 2002, by artist Jarbas Lopes, made up by three colored VW Beetles. A little further ahead is the building that houses the five sensorial rooms by Hélio Oiticica and Neville D’Almeida. Geometric foam, colored balloons, hammocks, mattresses and, to make things even more fun, a pool! Don’t forget to take a dip, and rest easy when you come out of the pool: Inhotim has towels for those who venture in.

    Piscina, 2009
    Jorge Macchi

    "Piscina", 2009, Jorge Macchi. Foto: Pedro Motta

    “Piscina”, 2009, Jorge Macchi. Photo: Pedro Motta

    After this incredible experience, show your kids the variety of botanical species around you, especially the palm trees and araceae, some of the plant families in the Institute’s collection. Keep going up towards the Beam Drop Inhotim work, 2008, by artist Chris Burden. When you get to the top, look to your right and you will find the beams that the artist dropped from a height of almost 50 yards in a performance that lasted for over 12 hours (see the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBeU-JmEvFE).Following the path is the Piscina, 2009, by Argentinian artist Jorge Macchi. The piece was made after a surrealistic watercolor by the artist which proposed an address book in which the letters were the stairs to a swimming pool. Inhotim invited Macchi to reproduce the piece in three dimensions, resulting in a construction that can be used by visitors. In the woods next to it there is a dressing room with free towels and restrooms, so take a dive with the folks!

    A Origem da Obra de Arte, 2002
    Marilá Dardot

    "A Origem da Obra de Arte", 2002, Marilá Dardot. Foto: Daniela Paoliello

    “A Origem da Obra de Arte”, 2002, Marilá Dardot. Photo: Daniela Paoliello

    After you have refreshed from the heat, walk towards the mountains until you reach a gardening shed. There, and all around it, are letter-shaped vases that make part of A Origem da Obra de Arte, 2002, by Marilá Dardot. This piece invites visitors to plant seeds in these containers and transform them into words to be spread on the field. Names, feelings, promises and desires always make up the landscape. Help the children leave their message, and don’t forget to take a picture! If you share it on the Web, use the hashtag #inhotim to have your post appear to whoever searches for images of the park.

    Keep on discovering the park galleries, or if you get hungry make a stop at one of the Inhotim restaurants with varied menus. Do you like our suggestions for visiting Inhotim with children? Leave your comment below!


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