Photos © Andre Penteado, Vilma Slomp


J. Borges, born in Bezerros, Pernambuco, 1935, is one of the greatest interpreters of Brazilian Popular Culture; known for his work in Brazil and abroad, he is recognized for his woodcuts and cordel literature. His work depicts and expresses the rich culture of the Brazilian Northeast, the daily life of the population and also their imaginary. This exhibition featured 150 woodcuts, explanatory and didactic texts, a documentary and a woodcut workshop given by the very J. Borges himself and his sons.

Places and Dates:

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Brasília, DF – Apr. to May 2004

Circuito Cultural Banco do Brasil – Teatro Castro Alves, Salvador, BA – Sept. to Oct. 2005

SESC Santana, São Paulo, SP – Oct. 2005 to Jan. 2006

Sesc São Carlos, São Carlos, SP – Oct. 2007

Museu Oscar Niemeyer (MON), Curitiba, PR – Feb. to May 2008

Conjunto Cultural da Caixa Econômica Federal, São Paulo, SP – Jan. to Fev. 2010

Conjunto Cultural da Caixa Econômica Federal, Rio de Janeiro, RJ – June to Aug. 2010

Total viewers: 144,000


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