Marina Barzon, M.A.

São Paulo x Rome

Main Focus

  • Artistic links between Brazil and Europe in the 20th century
  • Arts and politics during Fascism
  • Arts and politics in the 1950s
  • History of 20th century’s art criticism
  • History of São Paulo Biennial in the 1950s

Research project

Italy and Brasília, the “New City, Synthesis of the Arts”: the Italian art critics at the Extraordinary International Congress of Art Critics of 1959

Publications (Selection)

  • "O Astratto e Concreto de Lionello Venturi e o Gruppo degli Otto", Revista de História da Arte da Cultura, 1, 1 (2020), pp. 32–43.
  • "Lionello Venturi, prática crítica e história da arte", in III Colóquio de Teoria, Crítica e História da Arte (Departamento de Artes Visuais do Instituto de Artes da Universidade de Brasília), Brasilia 2016.
  • "Um Giacomo Balla em São Paulo: a busca pela origem de Paisagem", Revista de História da Arte e Arqueologia, 22 (2014), pp. 105–119.

Curriculum Vitae

Marina Barzon is currently a PhD candidate in Theory, Criticism and History of Art in the School of Communications and Arts of the University of São Paulo, Brazil. From 2018 to 2021 she was curatorial assistant of Visual Arts at the Moreira Salles Institute at São Paulo. She received her master in Aesthetics and Art History from the University of São Paulo, with a thesis on the Gruppo degli Otto and its presence at the São Paulo Biennale. She completed her B.A and teaching license in History at the same university. Marina is a pre-doctoral fellow at the Bibliotheca Hertziana and has a research scholarship provided by FAPESP.

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