from Sep 21 2016 to May 28 2017


Resiliência


Exhibition - Musée de la civilisation

- Location -

Musée de la civilisation

85, rue Dalhousie
Quebec City (Québec) G1K 8R2
T. 418 643-2158
Toll-free 1 866 710-8031

Directions

Musée de la civilisation

Musée de la civilisation

85, rue Dalhousie
Quebec City (Québec) G1K 8R2
T. 418 643-2158
Toll-free 1 866 710-8031

Directions

- Date -

from Sep 21 2016 to May 28 2017

- Fees -

Admission Fees

Adults (31+)$16
18 to 30 $10
12 to $5
11 and under$0
Families$36

MembersFree

view rates

Adults (31+)$16
18 to 30 $10
12 to $5
11 and under$0
Families$36

MembersFree

Resiliência

Brazilian Life Stories

With profound humanity, Brazilians from all walks of life share stories which reflect the realities and transformations underway in their country. This exhibition is drawn from the stunning intangibles collection of São Paulo's Museu da Pessoa.

The exhibition is coproduced by Musée de la civilisation and Brazil's Museu da Pessoa.

The exhibition unfolds as visitors stroll through the space and come into contact with a range of Portugese-inflected voices that, one by one, tell their stories of life in Brazil. Video documents lasting 15 to 20 minutes each bear witness to Brazil's cultural and regional diversity. The exhibition revolves around five themes:

  • Identity. Over the centuries, indigenous, African, and Portuguese cultures have left their imprint on the social fabric of communities all across Brazil. They have become the markers of Brazilian identity.
  • Tension. Violence, worker exploitation, racial and sexual discrimination, illiteracy, child labor, landlessness and homelessness—misery has many faces in Brazil.
  • Initiatives. Throughout Brazil, individuals and communities are taking action to improve their personal, artistic, cultural, family, and social lives.
  • Urban life. In less than a century, over 80% of Brazil's rural population has left the country for the city, settling in huge districts on the urban periphery.
  • Creativity. Brazilian artists—poets, writers, journalists, event organizers—share their life stories.