To coincide with the 2016 Rio Para/Olympics and the São Paulo Art Biennale, this year Camden will highlight all things Brazil in its Annual Arts Programme.
Camden Sentido is about our senses (sentidos in Portuguese) and the way we experience the environment. It will link together the spirit of Brazil with the spirit of Camden through the sounds, smells, tastes, sights and feelings that connect them.
Camden Market will be home to a central programme which includes performances, gigs, talks, exhibitions and workshops by partners including Central Saint Martin’s, Wembley to Soweto Foundation, Mais Um Disco, Walls on Walls, Argent and Camden Tour Guides. Camden Sentido will also produce projects in partnership with Roundhouse, Latitude, PIPA and Frieze London.
Launching on Friday 10th June, the Borough of Camden presents a 2-day programme focusing on contemporary Brazilian art. Bringing together a group of artists who have been consistently working internationally in the past decade, as well as specialists who work across the fields of collecting, curating, publishing, research and institutional, the event will offer an overview of Brazilian art’s trajectory and current position in the increasingly global art world.
Artists Alexandre da Cunha, Matheus Rocha Pitta and Carla Zaccagnini will participate on the roundtable conversation on Friday, June 9th. On Friday 10th, speakers will include Kiki Mazzucchelli (curator), Alessio Antoniolli (Director of Gasworks), Catherine Petitgas (collector, editor and patron), Isobel Whitelegg (Research Curator at Tate Liverpool and Professor at the University of Leicester) and Maria Espirito Santo (PIPA Prize Coordinator), who will talk about the Prize and about PIPA’s collaboration with the Camden Sentido project with a Curated Online Screening Programme.
Curator of PIPA Institute, Luiz Camillo Osorio has curated an online screening programme with the theme ‘Brazil one country, many worlds’, and has selected 10 artist’s videos to be showcased online, exclusive to our website, as part of Camden’s Sentido programme throughout the months of June to October. The artists have been chosen from those participating in PIPA Prize from 2010 – 2016.
Introduction by Luiz Camillo Osorio.
The issue of a Brazilian identity is a very problematic one. From colonialism to postmodernism what has been Brazil’s main features is its diversity and its adversity. It is a continental country mixing megacities as São Paulo with a gigantic forest as the Amazon. There coexists, in conflict and tension, many different religions, ethnicities, skin colours, cultural backgrounds. In this critical moment, where the social, economical and political crisis has grown, it is up for artists to be the voice of resistance, bringing to the fore our diverse adversity. For curatorial objectivity, there were selected four topics (under the main idea of one country, many worlds / diversity, adversity) with a selection of two artists in each of them: 1 postcoloniality and altermodernity ; 2 religion and politics; 3 tropicalism and gender; 4 social conflict and class issues in a fractured society. Luiz Camillo Osorio (Curator of PIPA Institute, former Chief Curator of MAM-Rio and Director of the Philosophy Department at PUCRio).
The programme will be available on PIPA’s website as followed:
Talks led by Kiki Mazzucchelli
Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 1:00 PM
Friday, June 10, 2016 at 5:00 PM
Camden Market – 54 – 56 Camden Lock Place, London, NW1 8AF
Full details and events of Camden Sentido.