Eight years ago next week, we launched Newcity Brazil as an experiment in globalization—not the economic or political kind, but as a cultural movement. (You can read more about the rationale here.) Cynthia Garcia, now our contributing editor, wrote for us from the very beginning, her byline accompanying the third article we ever published on the site, an introduction to the Brazilian art paradise at Inhotim.
Yesterday we got the news that Cynthia has just been awarded the most prestigious award in art criticism in Brazil, the APCA. It was announced in Globo, the flagship publication of the largest media conglomerate in Latin America, which said the “Award granted by the Paulista Association of Art Critics has been held since 1956 and is one of the most important in the country.”
Brazilian artist Denise Milan said, upon hearing of the award, “Newcity is bringing visibility to Brazilian culture and expanding our perception by listening to stories of people who have built a unique and creative contemporary vision in South America art.”
And we say, this award is more attention than we’ve ever gotten in the United States! Parabens to Cynthia. We’re beaming with pride.