“Dissonance” rethinks canonical narratives of video art within the context of global practices

(Los Angeles, USA)

Getty Research Institute presents, on 8th June, the video art screening “Dissonance”. Works by Amanda Melo, Virginia de Medeiros and Cinthia Marcelle are part of the show.


This 90-minute screening features video artworks that highlight opposing and often discordant realities as they are lived in different contexts within Latin America. The tension resulting from the often-uncomfortable encounter of disparate gender, class, and political realities, among others, is uniquely performed in a variety of artist videos ranging from the 1970s until today. Whether artists stage this opposition through their bodies by resisting authoritarian regimes or through bringing together incongruous historical moments, their works are uniquely positioned to reflect on and respond to discord.

Organized by Glenn Phillips, curator at the Getty Research Institute, and Elena Shtromberg, associate professor at the University of Utah.

Featuring work by Mauricio Alejo (Mexico), Brooke Alfaro (Panama), Sonia Andrade (Brazil), Sybil Brintrup (Chile), Colectivo Acciones de Arte (CADA) (Chile), Virginia de Medeiros (Brazil), Gabriela Golder (Argentina), Karlo Andrei Ibarra (Puerto Rico), Alejandro Leonhardt and Matías Rojas (Chile), Pablo Lobato (Brazil), Cinthia Marcelle and Tiago Mata Machado (Brazil), Amanda Melo (Brazil), Carlos Motta (Colombia), Clemente Padín (Uruguay), Enrique Ramírez (Chile), Martín Sastre (Uruguay).

This program is part of Video Art in Latin America, an ongoing research project at the Getty Research Institute that aims to chart the development of video as an artistic medium across multiple regions of Latin America, and to rethink canonical narratives of video art within the context of global practices.

“Dissonance” with works by Amanda Melo, Virginia de Medeiros and Cinthia Marcelle.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Organized by Gleen Phillips and Elena Shtromberg

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