Lia Chaia, still do vídeo "Aleph", 2013

“How to remain silent?” addresses the current state of affairs in Brazil

(Cape Town, South Africa)

One rhetorical question comes to mind every time one discusses the current state of affairs in Brazil: “How to remain silent?” After all, political, economical, ethical and cultural scandals succeed one another on the news everyday. The question guides an exhibition of the same name which opens today, October 24th, at A4 Arts Foundation.

Curated by São Paulo-born Juliana Caffé, “How to remain silent?” features works by Brazilian contemporary artists, including PIPA Prize finalists Berna Reale, Clara Ianni, Jonathas de Andrade and Rodrigo Braga, as well as 2015 winner Virginia de Medeiros, who used their art as a channel to protest, question or encourage new ways of existing and living in society. The show is comprised by videos and one publication, addressing themes such as race and class issues in Brazil, rights violation and state-sponsored violence against minorities and urban space.

“How to remain silent?” also presents an open screening and conversation with Daniel Lima (who takes part in the catalogue with a manifesto) and Amílcar Patel next Tuesday, October 31st, at 5 p.m.

“How to remain silent?”, group show featuring Ailton Krenak, Berna Reale, Clara Ianni, Daniel Lima, Frente 3 de Fevereiro, Gian Spina, Graziela Kunsch, Jaime Lauriano, Jonathas de Andrade, Lia Chaia, Luiz de Abreu, Raphael Escobar, Renata de Bonis, Roberto Winter, Rodrigo Braga, Sato do Brasil, Traplev, Virginia de Medeiros, Julián Fuks, Paulo Fehlauer, Peter Pal Pelbart, #ArtePelaDemocracia
Curated by Juliana Caffé
On view from October 24th through November 10th, 2017

A4 Arts Foundation
23 Buitenkant Street – District Six
Working hours: tue – fri, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; sat, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. /

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