artists & participants
17th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc & Videobrasil
Associação Cultural Videobrasil: an international reference for contemporary art from the South
Associação Cultural Videobrasil is an institution geared towards the production and dissemination of information on contemporary art. The SESC_Videobrasil Festival has become established as an international reference for expressions of contemporary art from the South.
In partnership with SESC São Paulo (www.sescsp.org.br), a hybrid Brazilian organization that operates in the fields of culture and socioeducational leisure, Videobrasil has also been involved in the production of large contemporary art exhibitions, such as Sophie Calle – Take Care of Yourself (São Paulo and Salvador, 2009) and Joseph Beuys – We Are the Revolution (São Paulo and Salvador, 2010).
Also in partnership with SESC, Videobrasil maintains one of the most important video art collections in the Southern Hemisphere; an online data bank on contemporary art; a residency program; a series of documentaries about artists; and an annual publication on art. Nam June Paik, Bill Viola, Gary Hill, Marina Abramovic, The Atlas Group, William Kentridge, Kendell Gears, Marcel Odenbach, Kenneth Anger, Coco Fusco, and Peter Greenaway are among the artists featured in its exhibitions, publications, documentaries, and festivals.
Videobrasil is directed by Solange Farkas, a curator with an international career spanning twenty-five years. She created the Videobrasil Festival in 1982 and was the curator of exhibitions such as La Mirada Discreta: Marcel Odenbach & Robert Cahen (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2006) and Suspensão e Fluidez(ARCO, Madrid, 2007), by Eder Santos. As the director of the Museum of Modern Art in Salvador, Bahia, from 2007 to 2011, she promoted exhibitions of artists like Chelpa Ferro, Thomaz Farkas, and Mario Cravo Neto. She has been a jury member for the Nam June Paik Award for the last five years.
The 17th International Festival of Contemporary Art SESC_Videobrasil announces the artists selected for the Southern Panoramas show
Akram Zaatari, Galina Myznikova and Sergey Provorov, Gregg Smith, Marcello Mercado, Sebastian Diaz Morales, Shaun Gladwell, Cinthia Marcelle, Eder Santos, Gisela Motta and Leandro Lima, Jonathas de Andrade, Marcellvs L. and Tatiana Blass are among the 98 artists selected for the Southern Panoramas show at the 17th International Festival of Contemporary Art SESC_Videobrasil. Dispensing for the first time with restrictions on eligible forms of artistic manifestation, the show opens on September 30 in São Paulo.
Featuring video, performances, installations, objects, publications, paintings, photography and other artistic forms, Southern Panoramas maps the full extent of contemporary production throughout the geopolitical south—Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia. According to the general curator, Solange Farkas, the Festival aims to create a key role for artistic output from its target geopolitical axis.
Southern Panoramas will confer a cash prize and eight residency prizes for locations in Brazil and abroad.
This edition's participants were chosen from the 1,295 submissions by an assessment panel formed by the curators Fernando Oliva and Marcio Harum and the artist Felipe Cohen. The number of submissions was the highest ever received by the Festival, with greater Eastern European, Asian and Middle Eastern presence than at earlier editions.
"The number of submissions has grown with each edition," says Solange Farkas. "What is most extraordinary is the growth in languages and the representation of regions from the South, which really allows us to draw a panorama of contemporary production across the axis."
In addition to the competitive show, the 17th SESC_Videobrasil International Contemporary Art Festival will present Your Body of Work, the first individual exhibition by the Danish artist Olafur Eliasson to be held in Latin America.
The Festival is a joint production by SESC (www.sescsp.org.br) and Associação Cultural Videobrasil (www.videobrasil.org.br) and will be held from September 2011 through to January 2012 at SESC Pompeia, SESC Belenzinho and the Pinacoteca do Estado, in São Paulo.
Full list of the selected artists:
Adriano Costa (Brazil) Akram Zaatari (Lebanon) Alexandre B (Brazil) Ali Cherri (Lebanon) Ana Prata (Brazil) Andre Favilla (Brazil) Andrei Rubina Thomaz (Brazil) Angelica Mesiti (Australia) Anna Baumgart (Poland) Aya Eliav, Ofir Feldman (Israel) Ayrson Heráclito (Brazil) Bakary Diallo (Mali) Bao lixin (China) Basma Alsharif (Kuwait) Bogdan Perzynski (Poland) Bouchra Khalili (Morocco) Carla Zaccagnini (Argentina/ Brazil) Carlos Adriano (Brazil) Carlosmagno Rodrigues and Alonso Pafyeze (Brazil) Chico Dantas (Brazil) Christian Delgado, Nicolás Testoni (Argentina) Cinthia Marcelle (Brazil) Claudia Joskowicz (Bolivia) Cristiano Lenhardt (Brazil) Damir Ocko (Croatia) Dan Boord, Luis Valdovino (Argentina/USA) Dan Halter (Zimbabwe) Daniel Salamanca (Colombia) Danillo Barata (Brazil) Deyson Gilbert Silva e Sousa (Brazil) Dirceu Maués (Brazil) Dor Guez (Israel) E. S. Mayorga (Mexico) Eder Santos (Brazil) Edwin Sanchez (Colombia) Fabiano Gonper (Brazil) Federico Lamas (Argentina) Felipe Barros (Brazil) Felipe Bittencourt (Brazil) Gabriel Mascaro (Brazil) Galina Myznikova, Sergey Provorov (Russia) Gianfranco Foschino (Chile) Gisela Motta and Leandro Lima (Brazil) Gregg Smith (South Africa) HeeWon Lee (South Korea) Ian Haig (Australia) Ilan Waisberg (Brazil) Iván Marino (Argentina) Jonathas de Andrade (Brazil) José Villalobos Romero (Mexico) Laerte Ramos (Brazil) Lara Arellano (Argentina) Leandro Cardoso (Brazil) Liu Wei (China) Lucia Mindlin Loeb (Brazil) Luciana Ohira, Sergio Bonilha (Brazil) Luis F. Ramirez Celis (Colombia) Luiz Roque (Brazil) Marcello Mercado (Argentina) Marcellvs L. (Brazil) Marcia Vaitsman (Brazil) Marcio Shimabukuro (Brazil) Marek Ranis (Poland) Maya Watanabe (Peru) Merilyn Fairskye (Australia) Michel Groisman (Brazil) Mihai Grecu (Romania) Milton Machado (Brazil) Moran Shavit (Israel) Natasha Mendonça (India) Nazareno (Brazil) Nicola Morton (Australia) Nurit Sharett (Israel) Orit Ben-Shitrit (Israel) Pablo Lobato (Brazil) Paula Garcia (Brazil) Petrina Hicks (Australia) Rafael Urban (Brazil) Ricardo Carioba (Brazil) Roberto Winter (Brazil) Roderick Steel (Brazil) Rodrigo Bivar (Brazil) Rolando Vargas (Colombia) Ronaldo Miranda (Brazil) Sarah Jane Gorlitz, Wojciech Olejnik (Poland, Canada) Sebastian Diaz Morales (Argentina) Shaun Gladwell (Australia) Sherman Ong (Malaysia) Taryn Takahashi (Peru) Tatiana Blass (Brazil) Tenzin Phuntsog (India) Theo Craveiro (Brazil) Tiago Romagnani Silveira (Brazil) Vinicius Duarte (Brazil) Wagner Malta Tavares (Brazil) Wagner Morales (Brazil) Ximena Velásquez Sánchez (Colombia) Zafer Topaloglu (Turkey)