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Dissident art platforms :

A Brazilian perspective

Image : A tela e a terra (The canvas is land), 2018, by Amilton Mattos. Photograph of MAHKU Independent Center : a place for research, artistic experimentation and the preservation of the forest and of Huni Kuin knowledge.

Saturday, September 3, 2022, 3:30 pm
In person at SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art
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Come and join us next Friday, October 21, to mark the closing of both the exhibition Vende tela, compra terra and the virtual program TransWEB. The evening will start with  the projection of Transweb : Recording in progress and will be followed by the round table Dissident art platforms : A brazilian perspective. The evening will finish with a small cocktail.

The round table will bring together Vende tela, compra terra’s co-curator Daniel Dinato, TransWEB’s curator Rodrigo d’Alcântara and collaborator Gisele Lima, director of the art center A Pilastra (Brasilia). The conversation will be moderated by art historian Diogo Rodrigues de Barros.

TransWEB: Recording in Progress is a mini-documentary that presents the practice of the three Brazilian artists, Dyó Potyguara, Romulo Barros, and Yná Kabe Rodriguez, who participated in the virtual artistic residency project TransWEB (Jun-Aug 2022), which was organized by Brazilian curator Rodrigo D'Alcântara through The Elspeth McConnell Award 2022, in collaboration with SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art and A Pilastra Galeria. In this film, divided into three episodes, issues such as transnationality, transculturalism, trans-species, transsexuality, among other plural ways of thinking about Brazilian dissident art practice in dialogue with Canadian epistemologies, are discussed.

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Daniel Dinato

Daniel Dinato (1990) studied both social anthropology and curatorial studies and has been researching and collaborating alongside MAHKU since 2016. Since then, he developed a close bond with artists of the collective, especially Ibã with whom he created the exhibition Venda tela, compra terra. Currently a PhD student at the University of Quebec in Montreal, he has been developing with MAHKU the concept of curator-txai, a long-term curatorial practice based on affinities and difference. 
Dinato is a member of the Interuniversity Center for Indigenous studies and research (CIÉRA), the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Contemporary Indigenous Assertions (GRIAAC) and the Núcleo de Antropologia das Sociedades Indígenas e Tradicionais (NIT-UFRGS). 

Rodrigo d'Alcântara (he / him)

Rodrigo D'Alcântara (Niterói, 1992) is a multi-artist, curator and researcher. He is currently a PhD student in Art History at Concordia University, Montreal, CA; Master in Visual Arts at PPGAV – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (CNPq Grant) and Bachelor in Visual Arts at University of Brasília (Brazil). His artistic practice feeds Brazilian mythologies and allegories from a dissident, syncretic and multi-dimensional point of view. His artworks has been exhibited in institutions such as A Gentil Carioca, Mendes Wood DM, Museo Ettore Fico Turin; Salão Anapolino, Salão Luiz Sacilotto, Arte Londrina; Transformations - Trans Film Festival Berlin, Aphrodite Athens & Epidaurus Film Festival, Valongo International Image Festival, Les Mains Gauches, Cineversatil - Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes sobre Diversidad, Festival de Arte Erótico Chile, Vancouver Latin American Film Festival, etc. Winner of awards such as Culture and Citizenship Award: LGBTI Culture (FAC-DF, 2018),Trans[création] (ALN/ NT2, 2021) and The Elspeth McConnell Award 2022, which enabled him to organize the TransWEB project in partnership with SBC Gallery (Montréal, CA). He has works in the collections of the Museu Nacional da República (BR) and Casa da Cultura da América Latina (BR). He has participated in Brazilian artist residencies at Aprosmig (Belo Horizonte, BR), Espaço Esponja (São Paulo, BR), NACO (Goiás, BR) and Jardim Botânico (Distrito Federal, BR)

Gisele Lima (she / her)

Gisele Lima. Bachelor's degree in Theory, criticism and history of art from the University of Brasília. Since 2015 develops researches that investigate processes of creation, making, artistic work, cultural production and curatorship. As a cultural agent she keeps herself on the mission of making art events happen despite the regrets, becoming an expert in guerrilla production. Co-curator of the show Triangular - Art of this century (2019/2020), held at Casa Niemeyer - UnB, best institutional group exhibition by Select magazine (2019); Guest curator of the 14th International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Curitiba with the show Contraforte (2019) and Winner of the first curatorial call for proposals of OMA Gallery ( 2018), São Bernardo do Campo - SP, with the show Metric held in the same year. Today she is partner and manager of the Gallery and House of Culture A Pilastra and Assistant director of the project Conexão Afro.

Diogo Rodrigues de Barros (he / him)

Diogo Rodrigues de Barros is a historian with degrees from the University of São Paulo and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Paris). He is currently a doctoral candidate in art history at the University of Montreal, where his research focuses on intellectual history and art criticism in Latin America since the 1960s. He also has a strong interest in international cultural relations, its history and its present, particularly between French-speaking countries and Latin America. In 2020-2021, he created and coordinated the cycle of conferences “Quelles histoires de l’art pour le temps présent ? / What Art Histories for Present Times?”, with support of the Montreal Interuniversity PhD Program in Art History.


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