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“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:
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”

Contiguity and Incompleteness
December 10 (Saturday) – 11 amGalpão VB – Av. Imperatriz Leopoldina, 1150, São Paulo
+55 11 3645 0516
Free admission / All ages


ARTBO, International Art Fair of Bogota 2016

by: Art-Agenda

ARTBO 2016

October 27–30, 2016

Av. La Esperanza # 39 – South Entrance
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ARTBO is one of the most important contemporary art fairs in Latin America. Growing from 12,000 visitors during its first edition in 2004 to 35,000 in 2015, it is considered a key player in the international art circuit.

For its upcoming edition, from October 27 to 30, 2016, ARTBO is thrilled to welcome its strongest fair to date, hosting 74 galleries from 28 cities around the world.


Curated by Jens Hoffmann
Figuratism presents works which explore the human figure through the paint. The exhibition is inspired by the work of Colombian painters Beatriz González and Débora Arango.

Débora Arango, El Museo Gallery, Bogotá; Juan Araujo, Cristina Guerra Gallery, Lisbon; Fabrizio Arrieta, DiabloRosso, Panama; Austé, Greenspon, New York; Dora Longo Bahía, Vermelho, São Paulo; Mariana Bunimov, Henrique Faria, New York & Buenos Aires; Wilson Díaz, Instituto de Visión, Bogotá; Matías Duville,  Revólver Galería, Lima; Beatriz González, Galería Casas Riegner, Bogotá; Heather Guertin, Agustina Ferreyra Gallery, Puerto Rico; Akira Ikezoe, Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala; Jazmín López, Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires; Zach Reini, Adam Gildar Gallery, Denver; Jeni Spota C., Brennan & Griffin, Denver; Morgan Mandalay, Yautepec, Mexico City.

Curated by Pablo León de La Barra and co-curated by Erika Flórez
Invisible Forces: First Assembly of Art Critics before the Crisis of Non-Objectualism, presents works by artists questioning the objectual condition of art and the aesthetic categories of the Latin American art in the 1960s, 70s and 80s.

Adolfo Bernal, Galería Casas Riegner; Alicia Barney, Instituto de Visión; Álvaro Barrios, Galería Henrique Faria / Galería La Cometa / Galería El Museo / Instituto de Visión; Ana Mercedes Hoyos, Galería Nueveochenta; Anna Maria Maiolino, Galería Luisa Strina; Antonio Caro, Galería Casas Riegner; Carlos Ginzburg, Henrique Faria Gallery; Carlos Rojas, Galería Casas Riegner / Galería El Museo; Claudio Perna, Henrique Faria Gallery; Clemente Padín, Walden Gallery; Fernando Botero, Galería La Cometa; Grupo Escombros, Walden Gallery; Hudinilson Jr., Galería Jaqueline Martins; Ivens Machado, Galeria Fortes Vilaça; Jonier Marín, Galería Henrique Faria; Jorge Riveros, Galería León Tovar; Lotty Rosenfeld, Galería Isabel Aninat; Luis Caballero, Galería La Cometa; María Angélica Medina, Galería Casas Riegner; María Evelia Marmolejo, Instituto de Visión; Martha Araujo, Galería Jaqueline Martins; Miguel Ángel Cárdenas, Instituto de Visión; Miguel Ángel Rojas, Galería Sicardi; Norman Mejía, Paz Errázuriz, AFA Galería; Ulises Carrión, Walden Gallery.

Curated by Fernando Escobar
At the section for young Colombian art Localizaciones, lugares, locales, dislocaciones presents the works of 23 emerging artists and one artist-run space.

Adriana García, Neiva; Ana María Montenegro, Bogotá; Andrés Sotelo, Bogotá; Breyner Huertas, Bogotá; Camilo Guerra, Bogotá; Carlos Guzmán, Bogotá; Carolina Montejo, Bucaramanga; Carolina Pinzón, Bogotá; Daniela Vargas, Cali; Diana Buitrón, Cali; Felipe Florez, Manizales; Fernando Domingez, Bogotá; Gabriel Zea, Bogotá; Juan David Laserna, Bogotá; Julian Montenegro, Cali; Juliet Sarmiento, Bogotá; Natalia Buitrago Norato, Bogotá; Natalia Sorzano, Bogotá; Paul Guerrero, Bogotá; Puerto Contemporáneo Espacio Alternativo para las Artes, Cartagena; Ricardo Moreno, Bogotá; Sara Herrera, Medellín; Sebastian Mira, Bogotá; Vivian Gonzalez, Bogotá.

Curated by María Belén Sáenz Ibarra
The section presents ambitious projects by invited artists which transcend the booths’ areas.

Participating artists: José Alejandro Restrepo, Bogotá; Juan Fernando Herrán, Bogotá; Tania Candiani, Mexico City.

Libro de Artista
Curated by La Silueta

Participating publishers: Archives of Modern Conflict, UK; Arte dos Gráficos, Colombia; Big Sur, Argentina; Caín Press, Colombia; Calipso Press, Colombia; Icinori, France; Ikrek, Brazil; Jardín Publicaciones, Colombia; Kitschic Ediciones, Spain; La Fábrica, Spain; La Oficina del Doctor, Colombia; Mesaestándar Editores, Colombia; Nada, Colombia; Rat Trap, Colombia; Revista Matera, Colombia; Tijuana, Brazil; William Allen Word & Image, UK

FORO—talks program
The subtleties of the argument, curated by Magali Arriola and Mario García Torres
Collectors Talks, curated by Abaseh Mirvali

M.U.S.E.O, curated by Laagencia
Section dedicated to explore the notion of museum in the contemporary arts.

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Seven countries, countless poetics

por: Associação Cultural Videobrasil

Sixteen artists from Latin America and the Caribbean reveal an artistic diversity in inverse proportionality to the variety of languages

Eight countries – Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Mexico, and Peru –, all of which, apart from Jamaica, speak the same language. The representation of Latin America and the Caribbean at the 18th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil, however, reveals a wealth of themes, poetics, procedures, and strategies that far exceeds any reductionist attempts. And there are some points of convergence that highlight both common discussions and very diverse associations of ideas.


A tightly-knit dialogue with film language, for instance, appears in a variety of pieces. This relationship can be explicit, as in the video Sitiado (above), by Colombia’s Carlos Guzmán, in which 41 seconds from the film État de siège, by Costa-Gavras, are used in order to discuss military dictatorships in South America, or in The night of the moon has many hours, by his fellow countryman Mauricio Arango, in which the stories of disappeared political prisoners’ families are restaged.

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