The starting point for the “Welt Kompakt? Out of Brazil”, exhibition on view at Museumsquartier Wien, were researches and journeys to Latin America – especially in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo –, and meetings with artists and activists whose art practices deal with questions of decolonization, such as PIPA Prize nominees Fabiana Faleiros, Jaime Laureano and Luiz Roque. The group show raises the discussion about the relationship between contemporary artistic production and genealogies of the processes of cultural and media adoption.
Most of the works showcased deal with the aesthetics of post-porn and decolonization statements, the creation of spaces of intimacy and performance as a site of interaction. The exhibition raises questions pertaining to how various social media change our view of the world and to which subliminal political dynamics are made visible by them.
As a project, “Welt Kompakt?” proposes the interlacing of art and life in works by artists living in Brazil and artists based in Austria, including how they deal with local living conditions and engage in exchange with other artists.
“World Compact: out of Brazil”, group show with Elke Auer & Esther Straganz, Lucas Bambozzi, Fabiane M. Borges,, Marie Carangi, Libidiunga Cardoso, Simone Carneiro, Pêdra Costa, Kadija de Paula & Chico Togni, Giovanna Graziosi Casimiro, Miss G (a.k.a. Giorgia Conceição), Silvio De Camillis Borges, Caetano Carvalho, Maya Dikstein, Ines Doujak, Fabiana Faleiros, Female Obsession, Anna Jermolaewa, Jaime Lauriano, Daniel Lie, Roberta Lima, MARSSARES, Christian Kosmas Mayer, Thais Medeiros, Denise Palmieri, Dudu Quintanilha, Camilla Rocha Campos, Luiz Roque, Juliana dos Santos, Axel Stockburger, Giseli Vasconcelos, Antoinette Zwirchmayr
On view from June 23rd through September 3rd
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