Call for artists for 22nd edition – Announcements

Call for artists for 22nd edition – Announcements

From August 1st to September 2nd, 2022, the 22nd Biennale Sesc_Videobrasil invites artists. This edition will take place in São Paulo in October 2023 after being postponed for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Biennale is open to any form of artist and/or community from the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP) or from artists and/or communities born and/or based in countries of the Global South who have lived in a Portuguese-speaking country for at least one year. and language work submissions. 5 years, and indigenous artists of all nationalities.

About the 22nd Biennale Sesc_Videobrasil
With its characteristic dynamism, the event will celebrate its 22nd edition in 2023 with the title “Memory is an Editing Station”. This is a quote from Wally Saroman’s (1943-2003) poem “An Open Letter to John Ashbury.” Curated by Raphael Fonseca from Brazil and Renée Akitelek Mboya from Kenya, the biennale also marks Videobrasil’s 40th anniversary. Videobrasil was originally a video-focused event, but has expanded over the decades to include the most diverse artistic media. The celebration, therefore, “needs not only to reflect on many notions of time and memory, but also to revisit the significance of video in this 40-year period,” the curator wrote. It’s also worth noting that around the same time, editing possibilities changed, becoming more agile and at the fingertips of many of the technical devices we use on a daily basis.

Far beyond these particular ‘editing stations’, the 22nd Biennale will focus on collective memory, memory dynamics, and aims to select works that address oblivion. “What are the ethical boundaries of the cut?” Who has the power to do so? How do you create memories of things you didn’t see or feel in your body? What is memory limit? ‘ asks the curator.

Solange Farkas, founder and artistic director of Videobrasil, which hosted its first festival in 1983, said that after more than two years of a pandemic that has killed millions around the world, an open call for artists has taken place. I am calling your attention to the situation. Thus, the idea of ​​surviving not only emerges as an intrinsic desire, but also as a need to look at such a recent and already traumatic past. The Biennale embraces the expression of different voices, ways of negotiating past history, and forms that reflect today’s image-making.”

The selected works will participate in an exhibition at Sesc 24 de Maio (São Paulo, Brazil) and compete for the following prizes awarded at the 22nd Biennale.

State of the Art Award: Awarded to the works judged by the jury to be the most evocative, powerful and important of the Biennale.

Sesc Contemporary Art Award: Awarded to the excellent works of the 22nd Biennale, Created by Brazilian artists and/or collectives Included in the Sesc Brazilian Art Collection.

off award: Provided by the Ostrovsky Family Fund and given to participating artists. regardless of nationalitypresents its own investigation of the video.

Artistic Residency Prizes are also offered that provide a period of residency at a partner institution. Prizes include airfare, accommodation and per diems for the duration of the eight-week stay.

About the organizer

Video Brazilian Cultural Association
Founded by Solange Farkas in 1991, the Associação Cultural Videobrasil is the result of a desire to organize and host a collection of works and publications amassed since the first Videobrasil festival held in 1983. brings together Global South works, video art classics, in-house productions, and a vast array of art publications. In addition to the Sesc_Videobrasil Biennale, the association also carries out important research, dissemination and mapping activities on its collection. touring shows; publications; television programs; documentaries; seminars; workshops and meetings with artists and researchers. An artistic residency program associated with a worldwide collaborative network.

Sesc—commercial social services
Sesc—Social Service of Commerce is a private, non-profit institution founded in 1946 by entrepreneurs in the commercial and service sectors from all over Brazil. In the state of São Paulo, Sesc has over 40 centers focused on the fields of culture, education, sports, leisure and health. Sesc São Paulo receives around 20 million visitors annually. Sesc São Paulo’s work is guided by its educational role and its pursuit of social welfare based on broad concepts of culture. In this sense, the unrestricted access to spaces and content offered by the institution aims at the democratization of cultural property as a form of individual autonomy. In the field of visual arts, the main role of the institution is to promote and disseminate the study of contemporary works of art and works of earlier historical periods, as well as their intersection with other artistic languages. for all audiences.

read here, curatorial approach of 22nd Biennale Sesc_Videobrasil.

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