The platform SOUTH SOUTH presents SOUTH SOUTH VEZA, an initiative that brings together 50 galleries and cultural institutions from 30 countries in 5 continents and that happens from 23 February to 7 March, 2021. You can read part of the event’s introduction text bellow:
“Meaning ‘to show, produce or reveal’ in isiZulu – one of South Africa’s 11 national languages – VEZA is a hybrid of a live selling event powered by auction technology on 23 February 2021 and a peer-led Online Viewing Room (OVR) open to the public from 24 February to 7 March 2021. The first edition of VEZA features 50+ galleries from more than 40 cities spread across 30 countries and 5 continents, together in their dedication to art of the Global South.
It features interview-based editorial, essays and other texts on current events and significant shows in and about the Global South at galleries, nonprofits and museums and public spaces, as well as artist profiles and conversations”.
To know more about the platform itself, read bellow a fragment of the text shared on its website:
“SOUTH SOUTH is an online community, an anthology, an archive and a resource for artists, galleries, curators and collectors invested in the Global South. The platform offers a repository and a space for new, shared value systems centered on community, collaboration and exchange. It is a central portal to experience the programmes and artistic profiles of galleries within and dedicated to the Global South. It will host year-round events and seeks, during these tumultuous times, to address an imbalance in the global cultural framework by providing means to explore a de-centered art world, within a broader geopolitical context”.
For the SOUTH SOUTH VEZA Viewing Room, A Gentil Carioca gallery presents, for example, The Journey of the Child: a child from South America had to make a long trip and decided to put in his/her backpack artworks that would tell stories of his/her time. The child chose 10 works by the artists: Arjan Martins, Jarbas Lopes, João Modé, Marcela Cantuária, Maria Nepomuceno, Rodrigo Torres and Vivian Caccuri.
Marcio Botner, member of PIPA 2011 Nomination Committee, is one of the collaborators of the SOUTH SOUTH platform and he will mediate a panel which is taking place on February 27th, Saturday, at 13h GMT. Check out the informations bellow:
Title: Developing creative practices in the Global South. Mediated by Márcio Botner, Director and Co-Founder of A Gentil Carioca, the virtual meeting will be held between Benedicta Badia, SOUTH SOUTH ambassador, Aaron Cezar (Founding Director of Delfina Foundation), Benjamin Seroussi (Director of Casa do Povo) and Josh Ginsburg (Director of the A4 Foundation).
Click here to access SOUTH SOUTH’s website with all its content.