Critical Texts

Film-Curation: the construction of another way of exhibiting images and sound, by Guilherme Gutman

Guilherme Gutman is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, critic and curator in visual arts. He is also the author of “William James & Henry James: filosofia, literatura e vida” [William James & Henry James: philosophy, literature and life]. Film-Curation: the construction of another way of exhibiting images and sound Guilherme Gutman Translated by Chris Burden In the…


‘Is this art? Search me’, by Luiz Camillo Osorio

In the new critical text, Luiz Camillo Osorio, curator of the PIPA Institute, discusses the “place of art”. Analyzing the possibilities of aesthetic experience, Camillo argues that the viewer’s perspective must be one of displacement, of “being shifted from one’s place towards the not knowing”. In this shift, there is an inclination of the individual towards another (unexpected) knowledge that is presented by the artist. Read the full text!

‘JOHN BERGER: think with the eye, act with the text’, by Luiz Camillo Osorio

After reading the biography of the writer and art critic John Berger, the PIPA Institute curator compares the politics of the 20th century (of ‘thinking the impossible’) with the 21st-century experience. This second one, according to the curator, configures somber times marked by the non-thought

‘MoMA gets a wake-up call’, by Luiz Camillo Osorio

In this text, PIPA Institute curator Luiz Camillo Osorio comments on the recent expansion of MoMA in New York, a reform with an investment of US$ 450 million. See what are the museum’s historical transformations to adapt to contemporary art, as well as Camillo’s view on the repositioning of the American museum

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