Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
20º Festival de Arte Contemporânea Sesc_Videobrasil, at Sesc Pompeia, São Paulo 20º Festival de Arte Contemporânea Sesc_Videobrasil, at Sesc Pompeia, São Paulo

20º Festival de Arte Contemporânea Sesc_Videobrasil, at Sesc Pompeia, São Paulo

by Dorothée Dupuis São Paulo, Brazil 10/03/2017 – 01/14/2018

Videobrasil 2017: For Fairer Trades It was amidst the various affairs of censorship that occurred in Brazil’s art world over the course of 2017 that the 20th Videobrasil Festival opened last October. Censorship in this case was the sign of the hardening of Brazilian politics following Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment last year, and of the rise of conservative forces

Tatewaki Nio, Neo-andina #102, de la serie Neo-andina (2016). Imagen cortesía de 20º Festival de Arte Contemporânea Sesc_Videobrasil Videobrasil 2017: Por comercios más justos Fue entre varios casos de censura ocurridos durante el año 2017 en el mundo del arte en Brasil que el 20° Festival Videobrasil inició el pasado octubre. La censura, en este caso,

When I die I will take nothing, those who owe me I will charge in hell When I die I will take nothing, those who owe me I will charge in hell

When I die I will take nothing, those who owe me I will charge in hell

Curated by Solange Farkas and Gabriel Bogossian

Galpão VB | Associação Cultural Videobrasil São Paulo, Brazil 04/06/2017 – 06/17/2017

A witty observer of the culture of his time, the Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini sought to produce, in his films and texts, a critique of the then ongoing social transformations in Italy and a record of certain cultural practices that, according to him, were disappearing. In The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964), for

Virginia de Medeiros, Cais do corpo, 2015. Video. Courtesy of the artist and Galeria Nara Roesler Runo Lagomarsino, La découverte de la Terre, 2017. Installation. Photo: Pedro Napolitano Prata. Courtesy of Associação Cultural Videobrasil Nada levarei quando morrer, aqueles que me devem cobrarei no inferno, at Galpão VB. Installation view. Photo: Pedro Napolitano Prata. Courtesy

Walid Raad at Museo Jumex and Akram Zaatari at Videobrasil Walid Raad at Museo Jumex and Akram Zaatari at Videobrasil

Walid Raad at Museo Jumex and Akram Zaatari at Videobrasil

by Dorothée Dupuis Museo Jumex, Mexico City & Videobrasil, São Paulo

The art of our time undoubtedly has more political responsibility than ever. Akram Zaatari’s retrospective at Videobrasil in São Paulo and Walid Raad at the Jumex Museum in Mexico City perfectly illustrate this awareness on the part of artists. Using aesthetics as a metaphorical tool to understand society and its political organization, these two artists

Walid Raad, presentación Walkthrough, Museo Jumex, del 13 de octubre de 2016 al 8 de enero de 2017. Cortesía del Museo Jumex. Foto: Abigail Enzaldo. Indudablemente, el arte de nuestro tiempo tiene más responsabilidad política que nunca. La retrospectiva de Akram Zaatari en Videobrasil en São Paulo y la de Walid Raad en el Museo

Unerasable Memories: A historic look at the videobrasil collection Unerasable Memories: A historic look at the videobrasil collection

Unerasable Memories: A historic look at the videobrasil collection

Curated by Agustín Pérez Rubio

Videobrasil São Paulo, Brazil 10/31/2014 – 11/30/2014

  With Akram Zaatari, Ayrson Heráclito & Danillo Barata, Aurélio Michiles, Bouchra Khalili, Carlos Motta, Coco Fusco, Dan Halter, Enio Staup, Jonathas de Andrade, Léón Ferrari & Ricardo Pons, Liu Wei, Luiz de Abreu, Mwangu Hutter, Rabih Mroué, Rosangela Rennó, Sebastian Diaz-Morales, Vincent Carelli & Dominique Gallois, and Walid Raad   From the “discovery” of Brazil

  Con Akram Zaatari, Ayrson Heráclito & Danillo Barata, Aurélio Michiles, Bouchra Khalili, Carlos Motta, Coco Fusco, Dan Halter, Enio Staup, Jonathas de Andrade, Léón Ferrari & Ricardo Pons, Liu Wei, Luiz de Abreu, Mwangu Hutter, Rabih Mroué, Rosangela Rennó, Sebastian Diaz-Morales, Vincent Carelli & Dominique Gallois, y Walid Raad   From the “discovery” of Brazil