Exhibition “Mandela – Ícone Mundial de Reconciliação” opens on May 7 in Brasilia

The Brazil Africa Institute (IBRAF) is bringing to Brazil the unprecedented exhibition Mandela – Ícone Mundial de Reconciliação, a collaboration with the Nelson Mandela Foundation (Johannesburg). The exhibition will be on display on the arrivals floor of Brasilia International Airport from May 7 to June 10, 2024.

The exhibition is a profound tribute to the legacy of Nelson Mandela, a towering figure in the global struggle for justice, equality and peace. Through a collection of photographic panels, visitors will embark on an evocative journey through the remarkable life of this revolutionary leader. 

“We are honored to bring this inspiring exhibition to Brazil, offering a unique opportunity to reflect on the impact of Nelson Mandela’s indomitable spirit and his unwavering commitment to peace,” says Professor João Bosco Monte, president of the Brazil Africa Institute.

As well as highlighting the reconciliatory trait of Mandela, who dedicated his life to transforming his country and inspires the search for a less unequal world to this day, the exhibition offers a multifaceted portrait of the former South African president’s life, from his early activism to his historic presidency. 

According to Christopher Till, curator of the exhibition, Mandela’s influence extended far beyond the borders of South Africa. “He was actively involved in international conflicts and made diplomatic visits to countless countries, leaving a lasting impact on global perspectives on conflict resolution,” comments the founder of the Javett Art Center in Pretoria.

The exhibition Mandela – Ícone Mundial de Reconciliação, designed to captivate audiences of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities, will tour several Brazilian cities between 2024 and 2025.

Mandela – Ícone Mundial de Reconciliação
Dates: May 7 to June 10, 2024
Location: Arrivals floor, public area of Brasília International Airport
Free admission, free classification