In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Brenda Valansi, CEO of ArtRio, Brazil's leading art fair, updates us on the Brazilian art scene. First, given the current political conflict as well as the recession in Brazil, Brenda shares with us to what extent these events have impacted the Brazilian art market. Then, Brenda tells us how her personal mission of attempting to reduce Brazil's hefty art import tax is progressing. Also, she speaks about the advantages and disadvantages of having several blue-chip foreign galleries exhibit at ArtRio. Lastly, Brenda reveals how the Brazilian art scene has transformed over the past six years and identifies challenges that must be overcome in order for the Brazilian art scene to continue to mature.