“Contiguity and Incompleteness” is a curation effort by students in the Postgraduate Specialization in Art: Criticism and Curation at PUC-SP

Por: A.C. Videobrasil

This Saturday, beginning at 11 am, #GalpãoVB will show videos by Jonathas de Andrade, Clara Ianni and Mihai Grecu, among other artists in the Videobrasil Historical Collection. “Contiguity and Incompleteness” is a curation effort by students in the Postgraduate Specialization in Art: Criticism and Curation at PUC-SP, who picked through the Collection with guidance from professor Cauê Alves.

The Videobrasil Historical Collection, comprising artworks from all past Festivals, is the basis for the project, a PUC-SP/Associação Cultural Videobrasil partnership. The goal is to create a space in which to explore the formative role of the organizations involved, and to encourage the collective conception, discussion, and development of contemporary art curation projects.

Contiguity and Incompleteness is a snapshot of the artwork featured in the latest three editions of the Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil. Their inspiration and general guidelines stem from the geopolitical South – Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, South and Southeast Asia and Oceania – and its humanitarian, societal, political, and historical issues. The pieces in the show hint at distinct modes of analysis of particular realities from countries like Bolivia (Claudia Joskowicz), Brazil (Clara Ianni), Chile (Claudia Aravena), China (Liu Wei), North Korea (Mihai Grecu), and Zimbabwe (Dan Halter).

Memory, migration flows, the social fabric, the failure of social and economic models and of the modern project, the passage of time, historicity, repression and resistance, the visibility/invisibility of ideological, political and historical issues, and social/political conflicts all permeate the artwork and legitimize the pertinacity of bringing to light subjects that systematically converge towards vulnerable, recurring aspects of contemporaneity and of History.

Before the showing at #Galpão, the program designed by students from the subject “Experimental project in criticism and curation” will be available as a map on PLATFORM:VB, Videobrasil’s online art research, experimentation and curating tool, where users can intersect and connect different artworks. Here’s the link: http://plataforma.videobrasil.org.br/#mapeamentos
Check out the artwork list for the Galpão VB show on Saturday, December 10 at 11 am:

Contiguity and incompleteness (Continuidade e incompletude)
Students: Isabella Guimarães, Rachel Balassiano, Simone Nunes, Viviane Tabach
Featured Artworks:

Forma Livre – Clara Ianni – 2013 – 7’14”
11 de Septiembre – Claudia Aravena – 2002 – 5’39”
Round and round and consumed by fire – Claudia Joskowicz – 2009 – 9’12”
Unforgettable Memory — Liu Wei – 2009 – 10’15”
Beitbridge Moonwalk – Dan Halter – 2010 – 5’23”
Projeto Pacífico – Jonathas de Andrade – 2010 – 12’32”
Sitiado – Carlos Guzmán – 2012 – 14’30”
The Reflection of Power – Mihai Grecu – 2014 – 9’1”
QUICK FACTS

Contiguity and Incompleteness
December 10 (Saturday) – 11 amGalpão VB – Av. Imperatriz Leopoldina, 1150, São Paulo
+55 11 3645 0516
Directions: http://site.videobrasil.org.br/galpaovb/visitacao
Free admission / All ages

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