Luciana Magno

Last days | Panoramas do Sul – 19th edition of the Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil

(São Paulo, Brazil)

The 19th edition of the Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil happens in São Paulo until December, presenting works by artists such as Armando Queiroz, Beto Shwafaty, Clara Ianni, Cristiano Lenhardt, Débora Bolsoni, João Castilho, Leticia Ramos, Luciana Magno, Paulo Nazareth, Paulo Nimer Pjota, Rafael RG, Rodolpho Parigi/Fancy Violence, Rodrigo Matheus, Runo Lagomarsino e Waléria Américo.

The Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil became established over the years as a diverse, multiple platform devoted to spreading, fostering and reflecting about art productions from the global South, an area comprising Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Oceania and some countries in Europe and Asia. Significant geopolitical changes are taking place, radically redefining the notions of North and South. Nevertheless, one can sense the need to work on behalf of the field of art and culture in regions that have yet to invent new forms of circulation and visibility.

In its 19th edition, the Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil takes it proposal to the extreme by making Southern Panoramas the core of its entire programming. The global South and its myriad issues – concerning diasporas, hybrid identities, migration flows and travels, personal accounts, memories, isolation, the social fabric, and insularity – have inspired and set the parameters for the Curatorial Committee to select artworks and art projects, as well as oriented the curating of all of the Festival’s exhibitions, public programs, and publications.

A total of 62 artists and groups from 27 countries are featured in the three exhibitions of the 19th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil | Southern Panoramas; five of them are guest artists and 57 were selected via two open calls (for artworks and for projects to be commissioned by the Festival, a new feature of this edition). The guest artists and selected artworks exhibitions happen at Sesc Pompeia, the primary venue of the 19th Festival and of the event’s past few editions. The Galpão VB, Videobrasil’s new venue, presents the commissioned projects show. Besides the exhibitions, the Festival will include film programs, performances, awards ceremony, public programs activities (such as meetings and conversations, a seminar, workshops and mediated actions) and publication launches.

Panoramas do Sul – 19th edition of the Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil, with Armando Queiroz, Beto Shwafaty, Clara Ianni, Cristiano Lenhardt, Débora Bolsoni, João Castilho, Leticia Ramos, Luciana Magno, Paulo Nazareth, Paulo Nimer Pjota, Rafael RG, Rodolpho Parigi, Rodrigo Matheus, Runo Lagomarsino and Waléria Américo
On view through 6 de dezembro

Sesc Pompeia
Rua Clélia, 93
Working hours: Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 9pm; Sunday and Holidays, from 10am to 7pm
t: +55 11 3871 7700 | 0800 11 8220

Galpão VB
Av. Imperatriz Leopoldina, 1150
Working hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, fem 1pm to 7pm; Tuesdays, fem 2pm to 9pm
t: +55 11 3645 0516

*Featured Image: Luciana Magno, “Trans Amazônica”, 2013



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