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Special by Universes in Universe
Curated by Agustín Pérez Rubio, the show "Unerasable Memories – A Historic Look at the Videobrasil Collection" looks back on controversial and conflictual episodes based on the personal perspectives of renowned artists, including Rosângela Rennó, Akram Zaatari, Bouchra Khalili, Coco Fusco and León Ferrari.
From the "discovery" of Brazil by the Portuguese to the military coup d’état in Chile, including the September 11 attacks in the US, the Tiananmen Square Massacre in China, and the civil war in Lebanon... There are many ways one could recount — or attempt to erase — stories that are kept alive through the sensitivity and the art of myriad artists from those areas. The show Unerasable Memories – A Historic Look at the Videobrasil Collection features pieces that help retrieve events and conflicts often interpreted based on the official versions of those who came out the victors, yet still resist in personal narratives made public through art. The show is curated by Agustín Pérez Rubio, recently appointed as art director for Malba (the Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires, Argentina), who has pored over the institution’s collection to handpick 18 pieces of strong political and social content, at the invitation of Solange Farkas, curator, founder and director of Associação Cultural Videobrasil. The exhibition will present work by internationally known artists such as Lebanon’s Akram Zaatari and Walid Raad, the US’ Coco Fusco, Morocco’s Bouchra Khalili, Argentina’s León Ferrari and Brazil’s Rosângela Rennó and Jonathas de Andrade.
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A Historic Look at the Videobrasil Collection
The exhibit premiered in Brazil
from August to November 2014,
at Sesc Pompeia (São Paulo, Brazil).
From 25 June - 20 August 2015
MALBA, Buenos Aires
In 2015, after Argentina, it will travel to Spain and Germany. Before the end of 2016, the show will also go to Mexico.
Agustín Pérez Rubio