In the last 15 years, we have experienced an important public, international mobilization in defense of anti-hegemonic struggles, for awareness and deep understanding of the existence of structural racism and the need for its definitive abolition; for the defense and respect for the choice or change of gender; the defense of the recognition of original peoples, those who, in the case of most colonized countries, were usurped of their lands, cultures and religion. It is a fact that this movement forced governments and institutions of colonizing countries to begin to reposition themselves on the spoils taken from their former colonies. Numerous researchers, such as Anne Lafont, Bénédicte Savoy and Felwine Sarr, have especially studied the perverse erasure of black women and men in works exhibited in European and American museums, as well as shed light on the need to return works usurped over the years to the countries of origin, with the purpose of reviewing relationship policies and international ethics. Most of the stories and articles in this issue reflect the impact of this debate and the importance it has achieved.

arte!brasileiros genuinely follows this whole movement from its place of action, and has been holding a series of international meetings. Among the most recent ones, the one organized in 2021, the VI Seminar; In Defense of Culture and Nature, in partnership with the Goethe Institut, and, last year, the VII International Seminar: Culture, Democracy and Reparation, together with Sesc SP.

We delved into the debate, we now launch the I Latin American Seminar: Reports, memory and reparation, which aims to initiate an effective exchange of reflections on our colonial history as a continent and which intends to debate the impact that these new counter-hegemonic narratives have had on the system of culture and contemporary art in different parts of the world and, more specifically, in Latin America.

This time in partnership with BIENALSUR23, the International Biennial of Contemporary Art of the South, born in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, which in its fourth edition opens several exhibitions in different cities of the country, the arte!brasileiros opens yet another space in the quest to dilute borders, and joins, with part of its team, renowned curators, academics, artists, historians and cultural professionals, from different parts of Latin America and Europe to present, during the 3 days and August 4, 2023, between 18:21 pm and XNUMX:XNUMX pm, in four round tables, questions about democracy and reparation, decolonization in practice, the place of reporting, memory, narratives, fiction and reality.

The meeting, which will take place No. Auditorio Sede Rectorado Juncal de la Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF), Juncal 1319, City of Buenos Aires, Argentina, will receive the chair of History of Modern and Contemporary Art, from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and independent curator Star of Diego, born in Madrid. Estrella is also part of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Spain. The curator and director of the Nabuco Foundation in Recife, Moacir dos Anjos, current General Coordinator of the Museu do Homem do Nordeste. He was curator of the 29th Bienal de São Paulo (2010) and the Brazilian pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale (2011). The researcher, professor and curator of the Palais de Glace, in Buenos Aires, Federica Baeza, PhD in History and Theory of the Arts at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the University of Buenos Aires. The Feminist Anthropologist Rita Laura Segato, an Argentine writer residing in Brasilia, Tilcara and Buenos Aires, especially recognized for her investigations, with indigenous peoples and Latin American communities, on gender violence, racism and coloniality. Ana Gonçalves Magalhães, art historian, Free Lecturer, curator and currently director of the Museum of Contemporary Art of the University of São Paulo (MAC USP, 2020-2024). Ana Maria was editorial coordinator and curatorial assistant at Fundação Bienal de São Paulo between 2001 and 2008. Nicolas Soares, artist, researcher, curator and cultural manager graduated from the School of Fine Arts at UFBA, in Salvador, and Master's degree from the Graduate Program in Arts at UFES, in Vitória, Espírito Santo. Director of the Museum of Art of Espírito Santo – MAES (Secult-ES). Aline Motta, a Brazilian artist who was born in Niterói (RJ) and combines different techniques and artistic practices in her work, such as photography, video, installation, performance and collage. Critically, her works reconfigure memories, especially Afro-Atlantic ones, and build new narratives that invoke a non-linear idea of ​​time. The research and artistic production collective Magnetic Declination (Aimar Arriola, Jose Manuel Bueso, Diego del Pozo, Eduardo Galvagni, Sally Gutiérrez, Julia Morandeira and Silvia Zayas), founded in 2013, in Spain, made up of visual artists, theorists and curators whose work stems from the awareness of postcolonial and decolonial studies. the italian Eugenio Viola, chief curator of the Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá (MAMBO). Florence Battiti, curator, art critic and teacher of contemporary art. Executive director of Parque de la Memoria, Florencia was awarded the Trabucco scholarship in 2013 with a research project on the eruption of political memory in Argentine art during the 1990s. Finally, to discuss the intersection between philosophy and technology, Thomas Balmaceda, doctor in philosophy and professor at UBA and UdeSA, founder and member of GIFT (Grupo de Inteligencia Artificial, Filosofía y Tecnología), part of IIF/SADAF CONICET. And the psychoanalyst and professor at USP Christian Dunker.

The Seminar will be broadcast via streaming on the institutional websites of the BIENNIAL and arte!brasileiros, with simultaneous translation (Spanish-Portuguese, Portuguese-Spanish). The meeting will be recorded in full and later edited for its free reproduction in partner and supporting channels and institutions.

In this 63rd edition, the magazine establishes some dialogues with the I Latin American Seminar: Reports, memory and reparation through some of his texts, such as the article Concrete, on what Nicolas Soares discusses the sociocultural restructuring that has been taking place mainly in art; in the report on the exhibition of Sheroanawe Hakihiiwe, a Yanomami artist who creates a kind of pictorial archive of the everyday life and imagination of its people; on cultural emergencies in institutions and among artists, in an interview with the Argentine anthropologist Nestor Garcia Canclini; on the dialogue with sex-dissidence highlighted in the 35th Bienal de São Paulo; on the cover story, with Antonio Obá, who brings in the poetry and brutality of his work the essence of memory against racial segregationGood reading and good meeting! We are waiting for you in person or virtually! ✱

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