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Homem com H. On Jonathas de Andrade’s Museu do Homem do Nordeste

Jonathas de Andrade, Cartazes para o museu do homem do nordeste (Posters for the Museum of the Man of the Northeast), 2013, 60 posters. Installation view, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon, 21 June–17 August 2013. Photograph: Bruno Lopes
Filipa Ramos explores Jonathas de Andrade’s ironic and critical remake of sociologist Gilberto Freyre’s Museu do Homen de Norteste in Recife, Brazil. Reflecting on her position in relation to the work as well as the changing valences it assumes in different exhibition contexts, Ramos probes into de Andrade’s queering of classical representations of Latino masculinity and his pointed criticism of Freyre’s sweetened image of Brazil as a multi-racial democracy.