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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


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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Sete países, inúmeras poéticas

por: Associação Cultural Videobrasil

Dezesseis nomes de América Latina e Caribe revelam uma diversidade artística proporcionalmente inversa à variedade de idiomas

São oito países – Argentina, Chile, Colômbia, Costa Rica, Jamaica, México e Peru – e que, à exceção de Jamaica, falam um mesmo idioma. A representação da América Latina e do Caribe no 18º Festival de Arte Contemporânea Sesc_Videobrasil, porém, revela uma riqueza de temas, poéticas, procedimentos e estratégias que excede em muito qualquer tentativa de redução. E há alguns pontos de contato, que tanto ressaltam debates comuns quanto associações muito diversas entre ideias.

‘Panormas do sul’ : Muestra competitiva 18º Festival Videobrasil

Sitiado‘, video basado en 41 segundos de la película ‘estado de sitio’ de Costa-Gavras, participa en la muestra competitiva ‘Panoramas do Sul‘, en el 18° Festival Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo Sesc_Videobrasil.

En São Paulo, el Sesc Pompeia acogerá esta edición, ocupando el 2º piso del gimnasio deportivo con un total de 106 obras. Vea la programación completa.

18th Festival: meet the complete programming, day by day

por: Associação Cultural Videobrasil

The Festival schedule features two exhibitions, special screening sessions of Eder Santos’ movie Deserto Azul, public program series & a lot more. Check out here the full programming and learn how to get to the venues



Southern Panoramas and 30 Years shows – from November 6, 2013 to February 2, 2014:
at Sesc Pompeia (exhibitions and open air screenings) & CineSesc (video screenings – see full programme)

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18th Festival announces open call 94 shortlisted artists

The public call for entries was met by over 2,000 submissions from around the world. The 2013 Festival will also feature artists invited by the curatorial committee, and a historical section

The open call for the Southern Panoramas show of the 18th International Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil closed in October 2012 with a record-high number of entries: over 2,000 proposals were sent in from all areas of the planet’s geopolitical South – Latin America, Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Eastern Europe, South and Southeast Asia, and Oceania.

Were shortlisted artists from 34 countries (nine Latin American, seven African, five Middle Eastern, five Southeast Asian, four Eastern European, and two Oceanian). Projects include installations, video installations, drawings, sculptures, paintings, artist books, and videos.

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