How Brazilians became the cool cats of contemporary art

The Telegraph | 

There are certainly plenty of distractions in Trancoso, Bahia, halfway up Brazil’s Atlantic coast. This one-time fisherman’s village has evolved into one of the hippest beach destinations in South America and is a favourite with the rich and famous. Not long before my visit, Solange Knowles (Beyoncé’s sister) had honeymooned there, and Mario Testino had done a Vogue photo shoot. Its powder-white sands stretch for miles, and on the grassy main square, the Quadrado, visitors pop in and out of quirky boutiques or join locals for an evening spot of capoeira or football… Read more 

Image: Inside the São Paulo Museum of Modern Art. Credit: ALAMY