previews

  • Claudia Joskowicz, Sympathy for the Devil, 2011, two-channel HD video projection, color, sound, 9 minutes 1 second. From “SESC_Videobrasil.”

    18th Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil: 30 Years In Review & Southern Panoramas

    SESC | Pompéia
    Clelia street, 93 Pompeii
    November 5 - February 2

    Curated by Solange Farkas, Eduardo de Jesus, Fernando Oliva, and Júlia Rebouças

    Since its inception in 1983, Videobrasil has grown to become a vital showcase for artistic production from the global South. Approximately every two years, curators select works from a pool of open-call submissions. Though initially limited to video and other time-based art, the festival’s scope expanded in 2011 to include all media, from artists’ books to installation. The ninety-four participants this year will run the gamut, with contributions from Peru’s Maya Watanabe and Brazil’s own Rodrigo Garcia Dutra, among others. This iteration will also feature an exhibition of historical work from the Videobrasil collection. In this way, the festival will offer not only a representative display of current artistic practices but also an opportunity to take stock of Videobrasil’s important contribution to the history of contemporary art.