Exhibition "Dos Brasis: art and black thought"

Wed02August(Aug 2)10:00sun28January(Jan 28)21:00Exhibition "Dos Brasis: art and black thought"Exhibition will gather around 240 black artists, from all states of Brazil, curated by Igor Simões, in partnership with Lorraine Mendes and Marcelo CamposSesc Belenzinho, Rua Padre Adelino, 1.000, Belenzinho - São Paulo - SP


Through its work in the area of ​​Visual Arts, Sesc this year promotes a broad reflection on Brazilian identity and the relationships between the different ethnic groups that make up the country. The project Two Brazils: art and black thought, part of the program Art Sesc, curated by Hélio Menezes and Igor Simões, aims to research, promote and disseminate contemporary artistic, intellectual and visual production by Afro-Brazilian artists and researchers by highlighting their techniques, histories and socio-cultural correlations, initially through of a national survey with the participation of Sesc visual arts technicians in the country. The launch event will be held at Teatro Sesc-Senac Pelourinho, in Salvador (BA). On the occasion, the opening of applications for the selection of researchers who will participate in an online artist residency will be announced.

The project of the Brazils curated by professor and PhD in Visual Arts Igor Simões and curator and anthropologist Hélio Menezes. During the launch event, they present the project's research methodology and conduct a conversation with guests Nelma Barbosa, general coordinator of the network of Centers for Afro-Brazilian and Indigenous Studies at the Federal Institute of Bahia, and Ayrson Heráclito, artist, curator, researcher and professor at the Federal University of Recôncavo Baiano.

In addition to the artistic residency, which will address topics such as Curatorship and Race in Brazilian Art, Education as a platform for thinking about art and racialization, and Black Women and Brazilian Contemporary Art, the project of the Brazils foresees a group exhibition with works by visual artists from all states, in 2023, educational materials aimed at training educators and representative of educational experiences from across the country; and a publication with the results of research in each federative unit linked to the project.

At the residence, meetings will be held throughout the year with tutoring for participants, whose professional career is related to the themes proposed by the exhibition, such as artists, researchers and educators, and classes open to the public. The action is a strategy to broaden the debate around the theme through study groups among names that weave curatorship and black thinking in visual arts, establishing spaces for sharing and references based on poetic, critical and educational creation.

In the future, the exhibition developed in the project of the Brazils it will be part of the Sesc exhibition circuit and should circulate through the more than 60 galleries that make up the Sesc Visual Arts Network through Arte Sesc.

Exhibition | Two Brazils: art and black thought
August 02-28
Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 21 pm. Sundays and Holidays, from 10 am to 18 pm


August 2 (Wed) 10:00 - January 28 (Sunday) 21:00


Sesc Belenzinho

Rua Padre Adelino, 1.000, Belenzinho - São Paulo - SP