Anima Mundi 2014 Returns to Rio July 25th – August 3rd: Daily

Anima Mundi 2014 Returns to Rio July 25th – August 3rd: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The competitive international animated film festival known as Anima Mundi returns to Rio de Janeiro today, Friday July 25th for its 22nd edition. Complete with screenings of both short and full-length animated features from national and international filmmakers, as well as, professional workshops, forums […]

Rio Hosts International Television Festival

Rio Hosts International Television Festival

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The ninth International Television Festival, the biggest event of its kind in Latin America, takes over Oi Futuro Ipanema from November 11th-14th. Across the four days, workshops, courses and seminars will showcase the ever-evolving and exciting future of Brazilian television and discuss the future of […]

Anima Mundi Animation Film Festival in Rio

Anima Mundi Animation Film Festival in Rio

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The 21st edition of Anima Mundi began on Friday, August 2nd with Lapa’s Fundição Progresso as its major hub. The annual international competitive festival is held exclusively for animated films and will continue in Rio until Sunday, August 11th before moving to São Paulo […]

Machinarium, Technological Art in Ipanema

Machinarium, Technological Art in Ipanema

By Levi Michaels, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The international art exhibit “Machinarium” opened on Sunday, July 14th, bringing the works of seven technology-based artists from five different countries to Oi Futuro in Ipanema. The installation explores the dichotomy of man and machine through a variety of visual media, including video, photography, projections, […]

10th Bourbon Street Fest in Ipanema: Daily

10th Bourbon Street Fest in Ipanema: Daily

By Nathan M. Walters, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – “Laissez les bons temps rouler,” (let the good times roll) is the unofficial slogan of New Orleans, one that accurately sums up the festive vibe of the city, as anyone who has strolled through the French Quarter can attest.  Starting tonight, the free shows […]

Visual Poetry Exhibition at Oi Futuro in Ipanema

Visual Poetry Exhibition at Oi Futuro in Ipanema

By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Visual art and poetry, two very different medias, come together this month at the Oi Futuro Cultural Center in Ipanema as a joint display titled “Visual Poetry.” The exhibition showcases the work of Brazilian Poet Alberto Pucheu and visual artist Helena Trinidade and marks the […]

Geração Eletrônica II at Oi Futuro Ipanema

Geração Eletrônica II at Oi Futuro Ipanema

By Gregory Scruggs, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Only a few blocks from the corner that gave birth to the sweet acoustic strains of “The Girl From Ipanema,” Oi Futuro Ipanema will host the second Geração Eletrônica II (Electronic Generation II) and remind visitors that Rio – and Brazil – is also justly […]

Lucas Santtana at Sonoridades Festival

By Russell Slater, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – During February the Sonoridades festival at the Oi Futuro theater in Ipanema decided to invite some of the more interesting musicians Brazil has to offer; beginning with Seu Jorge and Almaz, London-based pop chameleon Cibelle and finishing with Silvio Machete. Before that though, on February […]

Fusion of Arts at Oi Futuro

By Sibel Tinar, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – Innovation, juxtaposition, and the blurring of the boundaries between different forms of arts are at the core of Oi Futuro‘s ongoing exhibitions and shows in its Ipanema and Flamengo venues in Rio de Janeiro. As contemporary arts move closer and closer to exploring their realm and […]

French Artists Play with Reality

By Maíra Amorim, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – 2009 is the year of France in Brazil. The official opening happened last week, with a stunning firework show at the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas under a heavy storm, and it continues with the city’s museums and art galleries holding special commemorative exhibitions. Such is the […]