An Art of Resilience

Popular Art from Brazil in the R.F. Collection


This book is not yet published, but will be available from March 2024.

ISBN: 9783945852613 Category:

Rolf Fehlbaum


Brazil unites some of the most creative manifestations of popular art in the world. By presenting works by the legendary Mestre Vitalino and other artists from Pernambuco, the Jequitinhonha Valley and Niterói An Art of Resilience fosters awareness of this amazing art of the people.

This new publication documents Rolf Fehlbaum`s collection of popular art from Brazil. They are on display in the »Wunderkammer«, a gallery of special objects from the world of popular culture, located on the Vitra Campus. Rather than representing the full scope of Brazilian popular art this collection is based on specific personal choices that were formed by the first pieces, which were by Mestre Vitalino, Zé Caboclo, Adolton and Ulisses.

While most of the objects deal individually with different aspects of life, there are three groups of objects that are treated separately: the Bumba Meu Boi spectacle, the Maracatu carnival procession, and the cruel raids of the cangaceiros around Lampião and Maria Bonita. The groups are accompanied by essays written by the Brazilian anthropologists Ricardo Lima and Guacira Waldeck.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 17 x 24 cm
Publisher name Vitra Design Museum GmbH
Publication date 25 March 2024
Number of pages 400
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 17 x 24 cm
Weight 300 g


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