O Pequeno Colecionador [The Little Collector] is a group dedicated to thinking about art and the experience of play in its many forms, histories, and cultures. We seek to provide better experiences and discoveries, to give value to play, to teach and to learn, to produce knowledge and culture, and to have fun! Our work involves research, holding exhibitions, selling limited edition toys made by guest artists, fostering playful encounters, and offering creative online activities.
“The Little Collector brings artists to the territory of childhood, where everything begins. (...) there are hand puppets, glasses, dice games, maquettes, a puzzle, a little boat and a miniature turtle, a "joão-bobo", stuffed animals ... high-quality toys that, manipulated or not, delight us and make us think about concrete problems from other angles. We realize that reality is a game to be played with intelligence and imagination." Agnaldo Farias, 2020
Our aim is to think about the toy and the act of collecting as a form of expression, an exercise of imagination, and of reflecting on the world.