From Modernity to Counter-Colonial and Back

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This article discusses analysis and argumentation around the work of the artist Olly Reinheimer in the book recently released by Patricia Reinheimer. It mainly addresses the problem of miscegenation and mediations by foreign artists in Brazil between the 1960s to the 1970s. While avoiding ratifying stereotypes or resorting to false dichotomies, the review refers to the book in different stages to contextualize the artistic mediations in the debate on Brazilian culture and in the contemporary crossings on those mediations around the racial issue in Brazil. It also questions the validity and effects of the miscegenation narrative, drawing attention to erasures that racial affirmation can provoke.