Studio Practice at the End of Who’s World
With Tiago Gualberto
An ongoing global crisis, The Apocalypse - The End of the World as we know it - looms as a very real threat. The question we ask is: how does one make art and a life in these times? Furthermore, who's world will end and how will art be made? We turn for guidance from artistic communities where apocalypse has been part of their culture for some time such as black and indigenous artists.
This class will focus on lesser known Black and Indigenous contemporary artists and ways of art making from Brazil. We will look at current and historical art procedures developed by Black and Indigenous Brazilian artists. We will explore what the motivations were for crafting these procedures as a way of forming art practices, as well as how the artwork that came out of them reflected the political and cultural contexts the artists found themselves within. Artists will also explore the procedures from their own stances, by making their own work based upon the procedures and approaches we cover in the course.
Office hours: TBA
March 14th - April 25th
6:30 - 9 pm EST
Born in 1983, Tiago Gualberto is an Afro-Brazilian visual artist. He is also a researcher at the Museu Afro Brasil in São Paulo, where he lives. He graduated from the School of Fine Arts of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and studied Textile and Fashion Technology at the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of São Paulo (EACH-USP). Gualberto has participated in several group shows both in Brazil and abroad, such as: “A Nova Mão Afro-brasileira” (São Paulo, 2012); “Osso: exposição apelo ao amplo direito de defesa de Rafael Braga” (São Pa ulo, 2017); “Encuentro entre dos mares”, Valencia Biennial (Spain, 2007); “AfroBrasil: Art and Identities” (USA, 2015). Some of his solo shows include: “Negra é a Cor do meu Coração: Instalações e objetos” (São Paulo, 2010); “A Clothesline to the Past: Rhode Island Takes on Brazil” (USA, 2016); “Passagens sob(re) a Terra: Lembranças, memória e territorialidade” (Minas Gerais, Brazil, 2016). There are certain recurring themes in his work, such as the relationship between memory and history, the social uses of language, and narrative erasure.
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