The Usina de Arte emerges as an instrument of renewal that drives a new cycle of development in northeastern Brazil
The former Usina Santa Terezinha gave way to an artistic-botanical-educational park, which led to a new form of environmental, economic, and cultural occupation in the Zona da Mata, in Pernambuco.
READ ABOUT HOW THE USINA
DE ARTE PROJECT
Bruna and Ricardo Pessôa de Queiroz share how and why the former Usina Santa Terezinha, which was the largest producer of both alcohol and sugar in Brazil in the 1950s - but which in 1998, afflicted by a serious crisis that devastated other mills in the region, shut down its milling activities - was transformed into the Usina de Arte in 2015.
REGINA SILVEIRA’S WORK
IS COMMISSIONED AT
THE USINA DE ARTE
After being one of the highlights of the 34th Bienal of São Paulo in 2021, the work ‘Paisagem’, a labyrinth formed by 59 transparent glasses measuring approximately 100 m2 and 2.50m high, all marked by images of gunshots, was installed at the Usina in early 2022. The work is a testimony to the daily violence we live in. The artist Regina Silveira accompanied the installation of her work.
ART FESTIVAL AT THE
USINA DE ARTE
Since 2015, the Art Festival at the Usina de Arte is a showcase through which the proposed conversion of the working-class village of the former Usina Santa Terezinha is exhibited. During the festival, workshops, courses, lectures, film screenings, theatrical performances, concerts, in short, various artistic and cultural activities are offered to the community with a focus on the educational population, but not limited to.