“Visions of Brazil”, the museum-quality exhibition expertly curated by Sofia Gotti, is seeking a new narrative approach to Brazilian Modernism through the re-examination of cultural and historical conditions from the perspective of the here and now. Spanning over one hundred years of Modernism in Brazil, the exhibition brings together works by Tarsila do Amaral, Sergio Camargo, Willys de Castro, Lygia Clark, Raimundo Colares, Antonio Dias, Sonia Gomes, Alberto da Veiga Guignard, Leonilson, Cildo Meireles, Beatriz Milhazes, Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Pape, Mira Schendel, Rubem Valentim, and Alfredo Volpi. Anchoring the show around “Terra” (1943), the sole work in the show by Tarsila do Amaral, Gotti examines the evolution of Modernism under a set of shared beliefs by a disparate group of artists. Political and social marginalization, the re-discovery of pre-colonial identities, and an evolving aesthetics to landscape painting lead to different conceptual and material strategies that make up the maxim of Brazilian Modernism. Here is a fine example of one of Mira Schendel’s geometric compositions from the mid-1960s, an artist who alongside her contemporaries Hélio Oiticica and Lygia Clark re-invented the language of Modernism in Brazil. At Blum & Poe through June 22.