Satellite is the new project online of the cultural association Pivô. Launched on the 24th of July, it is an online commissioning platform that will present experimental projects specially designed for the internet.
Functioning as a kind of project room within the Pivô website, Satélite presents a program conceived by artists and curators invited by the institution and comprises artistic proposals in various formats – without restrictions as to the type of media or theme.
With The days before the break, Bahian artist Rebeca Cerapiá inaugurates the project. In addition to Cerapiá, artists biarritzzz, Diego Araúja and Raylander Mártis dos Anjos were also selected by the curator Diane Lima for the first stage of the Satellite. As a curator, her work consists of experimenting with contemporary curatorial practices from a decolonial perspective. Currently, Lima is part of the curatorial team of the 3rd edition of Frestas – Trienal de Artes do SESC-SP, having previously conceived the art-education program AfroTranscendence.
In the coming months, the platform will present works by 12 artists selected by three young Brazilian curators. Each curator will nominate four artists with individual proposals to occupy the virtual exhibition room for a month.
“The days before the crash is an exhibition that suggests a return movement to what was being predicted, speculated and denounced before the pandemic, by a group of artists with vast experience in postponing the imminence of their own crashes”, says the curator. .
The objective of Pivô Satélite is to contribute to the creation of a support network for the Brazilian artistic community in an adverse moment. For this, the 12 artists will have the structure of Pivô's production and communication teams, the dialogue of guest curators and will receive a production aid grant.