• Members of TVDO collective, contributors to the 1st Videobrasil Festival, São Paulo, 1983. From left: Ney Marcondes, Walter Silveira, Tadeu Jungle, and Paulo Priolli.

    19th Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil: “Southern Panoramas”

    SESC | Pompéia
    Clelia street, 93 Pompeii
    October 6–December 6

    Curated by Solange Farkas, Bitu Cassundé, Bernardo de Souza, João Laia, and Júlia Rebouças

    The nineteenth iteration of Videobrasil will (like its predecessors) serve as a contemporary counterpoint to a recent surge of biennials devoted to historical networks of the Global South. The festival, founded by Farkas in 1983, has for the past two decades privileged what it calls “Southern Panoramas,” juxtaposing art production in Brazil with that of other nations in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Curated via open-call submissions, the show will present sixty-two artists and collectives, hailing from twenty-seven countries and working not only in video but also in photography, printmaking, sound, sculpture, installation, and performance. Also contributing will be guest artists Abdoulaye Konaté, Gabriel Abrantes, Rodrigo Matheus, Sonia Gomes, and Yto Barrada. A trio of books published for the occasion will serve as additional platforms for the festival while highlighting the practices of its participants.