Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca, still from videoart "Faz que vai"

FUSO videoart festival discusses past and present between Europe and the Americas

(Lisbon, Portugal)

Lisbon’s annual videoart festival “FUSO: Anual de Videoarte Internacional de Lisboa” opens its ninth edition next Tuesday, August 22nd, featuring no less than nine PIPA Prize nominees. Works by Cao Guimarães, Ayrson Heráclito, Éder Santos, Regina Parra, Tamar Guimarães, Clara Ianni (Finalist 2016), Gabriel Mascaro, Jonathas de Andrade (Finalist 2015) and Bárbara Wagner (Finalist 2017) and Benjamin de Burca will be screened in the course of the five-day program, which happens in a different venue every day.

The great number of Brazilian participants is in part due to the theme of this year’s festival. Named “Yesterday and Today”, the topic is aligned to the Lisbon Ibero-American Cultural Capital Program theme, “Past and Present”, and discusses past and present between Europe and the Americas in the perspective of nine invited curators, including PIPA Prize Nominating Committee members Solange Farkas (2011, 2016), Pablo León de La Barra (2012, 2016), Lisette Lagnado (2016) and Cristiana Tejo (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014).

Another reason for the massive Brazilian participation is this year’s FUSO is the tribute to videoartist Paulo Bruscky, “pioneer of conceptual, postal, video and sound art” in their words – it’s worth noting that the artist was one of the five Brazilian artists to take part in this year’s Venice BiennaleCheck here the complete FUSO 2017 schedule.

“FUSO: Anual de Videoarte Internacional de Lisboa”
On view from August 22nd through the 27th, 2017
Various venues

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