It seems Brazil but is just Art Basel.

Art copies Life. A non-authorized party at the cozy Favela Café inside the Art Basel Fair was forced to close by the police. This fact remember us the real riots that occurs inside the favelas in Brazil each week or month since ages…

The Favela Café project was signed by artist Tadashi Kawamata and architect Christophe Scheidegger. On a Friday night, Swiss police fired rubber bullets and teargas at an artist-activist group who took over Japanese artist kind of politically uncomfortable work at Art Basel, a fully working eatery in the guise of Brasil’s ad-hoc urban areas. Art Basel had allowed the group to protest for a limited time.

A brief reflection on this let us note that the political stress of the work is just a cute lecture of Favela’s aesthetic which delight the western art world without no shame. As an art piece for a glamorous event like this one, it critique is absolutely harmless. Meanwhile when was activated as a place for non allowed parties inside the commercial big show, the project finally gains meaning.

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¨La cultura no es una industria¨- Entrevista com Manuel Borja-Villel, diretor do Museu Reina Sofía, Madrid.

¿Cómo saldrán parados los museos de esta situación económica?
Pasamos por una crisis de los modelos, donde la hegemonía de los mercados es absoluta. Los museos han reaccionado hacia una espectacularización de las ideas, con un marcado perfil mediático. La TATE es la más mediática de todas. La obra se ha convertido en un bien de intercambio. Su uso consiste exclusivamente en el consumo y si contribuye a algo es quizás a que seamos mejores consumidores, pero no mejores ciudadanos. Este es el riesgo que corremos los museos en la actualidad. Pasamos por un momento en el que hemos de elegir qué queremos hacer y qué no queremos hacer. No podemos olvidar que un museo es importante por su colección porque la historia es ahora más importante que nunca. Aquella idea de la posmodernidad en la que todo flotaba y existía una amnesia del mundo presente hay que contrastarla con la historia. También es fundamental entender que el arte y la cultura son un conocimiento que nos afecta diría que a nivel de piel, capaz de generar afectos y comunidades.

¿Cuál es la función de los museos?
Su función ha cambiado respecto a la que tuvieron cuando surgieron en el siglo XVIII. La función del museo, en un momento en que el mercado y las industrias de la comunicación son tan poderosos es generar espacios de resistencia, libertad y conocimiento. Para ello encuentro importante que sepamos articular tres elementos que a menudo han permanecido en ámbitos separados: la obra, la documentación (información) y la comunidad.

Segue em http://www.elconfidencial.com/cultura/2013/03/11/ldquola-cultura-no-es-una-industriardquo-116533/

From e-artnow.org : scholarships, competitions, residencies, exhibitions

STUDIES & SCHOLARSHIPS (ACADEMICS, ARTISTS, CURATORS & CRITICS):

Call for Applications – Master Fine Arts at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), Department of Art & Media. CH. Deadline: March 28, 2013
http://www.zhdk.ch/?ma_fine_arts

Das Kolleg Friedrich Nietzsche der Klassik Stiftung Weimar vergibt mehrere FELLOWSHIPS die eine philosophische, wissenschaftliche, publizistische oder künstlerische Arbeit főrdern. Germany. Deadline: March 31, 2013
http://www.klassik-stiftung.de/kolleg-friedrich-nietzsche

Postgraduate Funding Opportunities: 6 PhD Scholarships (3 years full-time) University of St Andrews School of Art History. UK. Deadline: April 1, 2013
http://www-ah.st-andrews.ac.uk/post/pg-funding.html

Knight Curatorial Fellowship at the Museum of Art, Miami Beach. For US citizens only. USA. Deadline: April 1, 2013
http://www.bassmuseum.org/about/knight-curatorial-fellowship/

The Sandberg Instituut is pleased to announce the launch of the School of Missing Studies, a Master’s program on Art and Learning, headed by Bik Van der Pol. Commencing in September 2013, the School of Missing Studies is now open for applications. NL. Deadline: April 1, 2013
http://www.sandberg.nl/

Hybrid Online Low-residency MFA & Studio PhD at Transart Institute, NYC and Berlin. Deadline: April 1, 2013
http://www.transart.org/

Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Matt Mullican: Meaning of Things Workshop: Open Call for Young Artists. XIX CSAV – Artists Research Laboratory. Italy. Deadline: April 4, 2013
http://www.fondazioneratti.org/

Funen Art Academy is accepting applications for its five-year independent higher education study program in contemporary visual arts. Odense, Denmark. Deadline: April 5, 2013
http://www.funenartacademy.com/

Call for Applications to artists, curators, art historians etc.: the Vera List Center for Art and Politics is pleased to invite applications for the 2013–2015 Vera List Center Fellowships. Two fellowships will be awarded, each spanning eight months and linked to the Vera List Center’s curatorial focus theme for 2013–2015, Alignment. NYC, USA. Deadline: April 8, 2013
http://www.veralistcenter.org/lead/2/fellowships/

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Gender, Art, Civil Rights: Brazil on a contraflow! / Gênero, Arte, Direitos Civis: Brasil na contramão!

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Petra Varl: What happened with Zvezda and Odeon?, 2009.

A FAVOR DAS MANIFESTAÇÕES CONTRA A ELEIÇÃO E POSSE DO DEPUTADO E PASTOR MARCOS FELICIANO NA COMISSÃO DOS DIREITOS HUMANOS NO CONGRESSO, O ARTESQUEMA POSTARÁ IMAGENS DE TRABALHOS DE ARTE QUE AJUDEM A CONTESTAR AS IDÉIAS RACISTAS, HOMOFÓBICAS  E FUNDAMENTALISTAS DO PARLAMENTAR E SEU PARTIDO. O BRASIL ESTÁ NA MODA MUNDO AFORA, MAS PRECISAMOS DENUNCIAR O FANATISMO RELIGIOSO SE ENTRANHANDO NA VIDA CIVIL. FORA DEPUTADO FELICIANO, PELA DIVERSIDADE DE CREDO, DE RAÇA E SEXUAL.

Despite all you have been listening about the prodigy of Brazil, the country is living a moment when religious fanatism is getting power. Last week, Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies elected an evangelical pastor as president of its Human Rights and Minorities Commission. He is Deputy Marco Feliciano, a fanatic spiritual lider, who has declared in the past two years that the misery in Africa was caused by Noe`s Damnation, and AIDS is a gay cancer… among other stupidities based on the Holy Bible.
So, artesquema will published images of gender art for the next days, in support for the impeachment of Mr Feliciano off his public situation. Bad education in Brazil is the cause of many freak mistakes in politics, like this one. Get out Mr. Feliciano! Artesquema will post some pics of gender art and colleagues just to shake Fanaticism a little bit.

Gender, Art, Civil Rights: Brazil on a contraflow! / Gênero, Arte, Direitos Civis: Brasil na contramão!

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José Leonilson. Jogos Perigosos (Dangerous Games), 1990
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Coleção Luisa Analjoni Strina. imagem: Eduardo Brandão

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Regina José Galindo. “Caparazón”.2010
“El miedo en su forma sonora, en cada estallido, en cada golpe. Mi cuerpo desnudo permanece en posición fetal dentro de un domo blindada. Un grupo de individuos, armados con palos, golpea frenéticamente el domo hasta destrozar sus propias armas”.
(Corpus. Arte in Azione. MADRE, Museo D’Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina. Nápoles, Italia. 2010)

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Yasumasa Morimura. Portrait (Futago). Fotografia. 1988

Natalia LL. Consumer Art. 1974

Rock My Religion / Dan Graham from issole on Vimeo.

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Guerrilla Girls, 1997

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Robert Mapplethorpe. Anos 1980.

The Brazillian experience – Puzzling Morality and the Effusive Body (part 1) @ performa magazine

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Franklin Cassaro. Festival Performance Arte Brasil, MAM RJ, 2011

The Brazillian experience – Puzzling Morality and the effusive body (part 1)

By Cristiane Bouger

When asked about her perspective on performance, the independent curator Daniela Labra stated with simultaneous confidence and perplexity: “Brazilians are performative. We deal with the body in a libertarian way, but we are also impregnated with moralisms.” The paradox raised by Labra can be identified in almost every aspect of Brazilian culture and social behavior. Nevertheless, her statement also addresses a poignant criticism to the conservatism of art institutions.

Labra has been working as a researcher and curator of performance works since 2004. In 2011 she conceived the Festival Performance Arte Brasil at the Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro–MAM RJ. The six-day festival received a grant from FUNARTE/MinC (The National Foundation for the Arts/Ministry of Culture) in the amount of approximately USD 125, 000. A curatorial team formed by professionals from different regions of the country composed the festival program, which presented the work of more than forty artists and art collectives.

Continua…

http://performamagazine.tumblr.com/post/42372234166/the-brazilian-experience-puzzling-morality-and-the

A artista Teresa Margolles entrevista Santiago Sierra, na Bomb Magazine

Santiago Sierra, Space Closed by Corrugated Metal, 2002. Installation view, Lisson Gallery, London. Courtesy of Lisson Gallery, London.

TM Do you think that current art tries to make a star out of the creator?

SS Art is conceptual entertainment. Regardless of how radical it is, it has a great penetration on the market.

Leia a íntegra  http://bombsite.com/issues/86/articles/2606

The Mela* Project


Raqs Media Collective, There Has Been a Change of Plan, 2006

MeLa* European Museums in an age of migrations é um programa de pesquisa com duração de quatro anos, fundado pela Comissão Européia sob a tutela do Programa de Ciências Sócio-econômicas e Humanidades (FP7th).  MeLa* é um programa interdisciplinar que reflete sobre o papel dos novos museus nas sociedades globalizadas, caracterizadas pela migração contínua de pessoas e idéias. O objetivo desta plataforma é definir outras estratétigas de documentação, arquivamento, conservação, comunicação, etc, para as instituições artísticas e culturais contemporâneas, partindo de, principalmente, experiências européias.

Esta plataforma de pesquisa traz temas políticos, econômicos, sociais e estratégicos na discussão de possibilidades de gestão cultural educativa, desde uma experiência muito distinta e distante da realidade defasada da maioria das instituições culturais do Brasil. Porém, apesar dos contextos tão distintos, esta é uma rica fonte para compreender melhor o papel do museu contemporâneo de acordo com a dinâmica das cidades e de seus fluxos sociais e históricos.

O programa se divide em 6 linhas de pesquisa onde são agrupados assuntos de acordo com distintas abordagens teóricas, críticas, históricas e práticas.

http://www.mela-project.eu/