Still from "H2" by Nurit Sharett. Courtesy Videobrasil.

A arte!brasileiros inaugurates a new partnership with Associação Cultural Videobrasil. Every 15 days we will publish, on our platform and on our social networks, a part of its important collection of works, gathered in more than 30 years. 

A institution was created in 1991 by Solange Farkas, the result of the desire to host a growing collection of works and publications, which has been gathered since the first edition of the Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil (still Videobrasil Festival, in 1983). Since its creation, the association has worked systematically to activate this collection, which brings together works from the so-called geopolitical South of the world – Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia and the Middle East –, especially video art classics, own productions and a vast collection. of art publications.

O new project Commented Collection contributes to “rediscovering and relating works from the Videobrasil collection, and thematic aspects, in the voice of critics, curators and thinkers, illuminating urgent contemporary issues”, says Farkas. In our first publication we bring the episode of Commented Collection in which the critic and journalism coordinator at PUC-SP Fabio Cypriano talks about the work H2, by Nurit Sharett.

The work is an account of the time the artist spent in Hebron, in the West Bank, giving video lessons to young Palestinian women. The title alludes to the condition of a city divided into two sections of controlled communication, one ruled by the Palestinian National Authority, the other by Israel, despite being inhabited by 99,98% of Palestinians. Sharett directs her gaze to the daily lives of the women she lives with, attentive to the cultural and political aspects of living in a broken city. H2 was presented in 2011, at the 17th edition of the Videobrasil festival.

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