Premiering This Coming Friday In New York: Waste Land

Waste Land, the award-winning documentary about Brazilian artist Vik Muniz directed by Lucy Walker and scored by Moby, opens on Friday, October 29, at the Angelika Film Center in New York. Filmed over nearly three years, the documentary follows Vik Muniz to Rio de Janeiro's Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest garbage dump, where he photographs pickers of recyclable materials, and recreates their portraits in massive scale out of trash. The portraits are then auctioned off, with the money reverted back to the community at the garbage dump.

I have not seen the documentary yet, but it looks incredibly moving. It is refreshing to see a movie paint a true portrait of poverty in Brazil without resorting to guns and violence. If you are in New York, make sure to get tickets for it this weekend.

Brazilian Street Art In London

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If you happen to be in London, stop by Pure Evil gallery to check out the current Culture Shock exhibit in partnership with São Paulo's street art gallery Choque Cultural. Culture Shock features the works of Titi Freak, Zezão, MZK, Daniel Melim, Carlos Dias, Nove, Presto, Speto and Pjota, and runs until this coming Saturday, October 30th.

Art For The Weekend: Carlos Dias At Choque Cultural

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If you happen to be in São Paulo this weekend, make sure to stop by gallery Choque Cultural in Pinheiros tomorrow for the opening of ALEM, the new solo exhibit by street artist Carlos Dias. The exhibition will occupy the entire gallery and run until November 20.

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New York Fashion Week, Simone Carvalho, Buati, And SP-Arte/Foto

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  • Loved the Gilded Age spring 2011 show, as well as Arthur Sales' new haircut for the season.
  • Michelle Alves also got a new haircut for the spring shows. She is on the cover of the September issue of Vogue Homem in Brazil.
  • Simone Carvalho is the Brazilian newcomer to watch this season.
  • I am completely obsessed with the New York men's castings pictures at Backstage At.
  • Alessandra Ambrósio and family were spotted out in New York yesterday.
  • Ellen DeGeneres closed the Richie Rich show.
  • Watch the fourth episode of Katylene TV.
  • The fouth edition of SP-Arte/Foto, one of South America's largest contemporary art fairs, opened yesterday at Espaço Iguatemi in São Paulo. The exhibition features works of over 100 established and up and coming photographers, and runs until September 12.
  • Buati, one of the country's most talked about parties in the past year, is celebrating its first anniversary tonight at Erotika in Copacabana.
  • What are my friends getting me at FNO?

Art For The Weekend

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If you are not busy taking scuba diving lessons like me this weekend, I highly recommend paying a visit to MuBE in São Paulo to view the first Graffiti Fine Art International Biennial. The exhibition on display until October 3 features the works of over 60 graffiti artists from 12 different countries, including some of my favorite Brazilian artists Nove, Nunca, Os Gêmeos, Flip, Titi Freak, and Zezão. I haven't been to the exhibit yet, but it is already on my list of things to do this month.

If street art is not your thing, stop by Galeria Mezanino tomorrow afternoon for the opening of the new collective show Das Naturezas, featuring paintings, sketches, and photographs by artists Andréa Berriel, Ulysses Bôscolo, Ronaldo Camelo, Biel Carpenter, Daniel Malva, and Junior Suci.

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