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Gambiarra – Sao Paulo’s trend of fashioning art out of waste

28 Oct

Very interesting new article on SFMOMA by Darrin Alfred, looking at the Campana brothers, two artists practicising the Brazilian art of transforming waste items into something useful, practical or simply aesthetic, as Darrin explains:

In Brazil, the Portuguese expression gambiarra is applied to the peculiarly inventive approach to problem solving that is ubiquitous throughout São Paulo.

This style of making art is something Vik Muniz, another Brazilian artist, has become famous for. He was the recent subject of Waste Land, a film that was showing as part of the BFI London Film Festival and which I wrote about HERE.

To read the whole article about the Campana brothers by Darrin Alfred go HERE.