MALBA presents Anthropophagy and Modernity: Brazilian Art in the Fadel Collection, a broad survey of Brazilian art through a selection from the more than 150 works in the Fadel Collection, one of the most important and most complete collections of Brazilian art. The exhibition offers a panorama of the various modern movements linked to the cultural construction of Brazil and continuing up to the beginnings of contemporary art. It includes paintings, drawings, sculptures and objects by such central artists as Anita Malfatti, Tarsi-la do Amaral, Candido Portinari, Emiliano Di Cavalcanti, Víctor Brecheret, Maria Martins, Lygia Clark, Geraldo de Barros, Waldemar Cordeiro, Iván Serpa, Willys de Castro, Antonio Días, Rubens Gerchman, Hélio Oiticica and Anna Maria Maiolino, among many others. Curated by Victoria Giraudo, the exhibition sets out to show the way in which Brazilian artists creat-ed an identity of their own and a cultural autonomy, both in dialogue with the projects of the interna-tional avant-garde and taking stock of their own autochthonous roots, and the varied cultural inher-itances and racial mixtures inherent to Brazilian culture.“The view of this curatorial version restsfundamentally on the concept of 'Modernity,' related to the great metropolises with strong international relations, and on the concept of 'Anthropophagy' under-stood as a model of appropriation and cannibalistic swallowing of what comes from outside Brazil. It is one possible narrative about how much of Brazilian art moved between the organic aspect of its landscape (the topographic curve of the Bay of Guanabara, of the Amazon River or the glades) and the straight, cold, anonymous line that symbolizes international modernity and rational progress," explains the curator. We find here an international vision, from a neighboring country which shares with Brazil cultural heritages, sociological, political and commercial singularities, yet which at the same time is totally different in its geography, its history, its peoples and its languages. The exhibition was produced and organized by MALBA and was presented earlier at the Museo Nacional de Arte de México (MUNAL) from June 16 to August 28, 2016.