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20º Festival de Arte Contemporânea Sesc_Videobrasil

by Danilo Santos de Miranda
Regional Director, Sesc São Paulo
In the contemporary global setting, the boundaries that divide nation-states and mark their positions on the world map are relativized by transnational market dynamics. In this context, the idea of geopolitics acquires centrality. By combining geographic and political aspects, this notion reflects the interdependence between territorial, demographic and economic factors in a given country or region, whose governance depends on decisions based on internal and external variables.
In the cultural sphere, intensified relationships between countries give rise to ambivalent cosmopolitanism. On the one hand, the means of colonizing minds are updated, based on imperialist reason forged and spread by the great powers. This same process, on the other hand, paves the way for a surprising non-hegemonic flip side, through which other forms of producing knowledge come to the fore, demanding the decolonization of knowledge while postulating alternative ways of addressing history and the contradictions of present times.
Acknowledgment of the importance of the symbolic production emerging from the fringes of the capitalist world system benefits from the concept of Global South, dear to the premises of the 20th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil. Presenting proposals by artists from different nations of the geopolitical South—related to the developing countries—the festival targets the expansion of worldviews, leveraged by artistic investigations imbued with issues that prove to be, dialectically, local and global.
Lying at this crossroads where the specific meets the general, Sesc presents a cultural action akin to experiences bent on casting off shackles inherited from the colonial past and imposed by a peripheral geopolitical condition. Initiated in the 1990s, the partnership between Sesc and Associação Cultural Videobrasil has enabled such intersections between local and international forces to create other nodes originating in the South.
Alia Farid [Kuwait / Puerto Rico]
Alyona Larionova [Russia / UK]
Ana Elisa Egreja [Brazil]
Ana Mazzei [Brazil]
Ana Vaz [Brazil / France]
Andrés Padilla Domene [Mexico / France]
Bárbara Wagner e Benjamin de Burca [Brazil / Germany]
Cristiano Lenhardt [Brazil]
Daniel Monroy Cuevas [Mexico]
Débora Mazloum [Brazil]
Elizabeth Vásquez Arbulú [Peru]
Elvis Almeida [Brazil]
Emo de Medeiros [France / Benin]
Engel Leonardo [Dominican Republic]
Felipe Esparza Pérez [Peru]
Filipa César [Portugal / Germany]
Graziela Kunsch [Brazil]
Haig Aivazian [Lebanon]
Hellen Ascoli [Guatemala]
Ícaro Lira [Brazil]
Jaime Lauriano [Brazil]
Jiwon Choi [South Korea / USA]
Karo Akpokiere [Nigeria]
Kavich Neang [Cambodia]
Köken Ergun [Turkey]
La Decanatura [Colombia]
Louise Botkay [Brazil]
Mabe Bethônico [Brazil]
Manuela De Laborde [Mexico]
Mariana Portela Echeverri [Portugal / UK]
Mariana Rodríguez [Argentina / Mexico]
Miguel Penha [Brazil]
Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor [Romania]
Monira Al Qadiri [Senegal / Kuwait]
Natasha Mendonca [India]
Pakui Hardware [Lithuania]
Pedro Barateiro [Portugal]
Quy Minh Truong [Vietnam]
Rafael Pagatini [Brazil]
Rodrigo Hernández [Mexico]
Roy Dib [Lebanon]
Sammy Baloji [Democratic Republic of the Congo / Belgium]
Sasha Litvintseva [Russia / UK]
Seydou Cissé [Mali / France]
Tatewaki Nio [Japan / Brazil]
Thando Mama [South Africa]
Thiago Martins de Melo [Brazil]
Viktorija Rybakova [Lithuania]
Von Calhau! [Portugal]
Ximena Garrido-Lecca [Peru / Mexico]
Sesc Pompeia, Rua Clélia, 93, Pompeia São Paulo

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