In a year of major structural changes and recurrent violence against social stability, the VII International Seminar, promoted by the arte!brasileiros in partnership with Sesc SP, it highlighted the importance of understanding the role of art in defense of democracy and of thinking about reparation strategies after the erasure of economic, social, racial and religious differences. 

To deepen the reflection, we spoke with important contemporary figures about the role of art in articulating the three key concepts of the seminar: culture, democracy and reparation. Check out the new content:

Christian Dunker

Psychoanalyst, writer and Full Professor at the Institute of Psychology at USP, together with the Department of Clinical Psychology. He obtained the title of Habilitation in Clinical Psychology, after doing his postdoctoral work in Manchester, at the Manchester Metropolitan University. He is the author of several books, including “O Malestar: Suffering and Symptom” and “Structure and Constitution of Psychoanalysis: An Archeology of Practices of Healing, Psychotherapy and Treatment”, winners of the Jabuti Prize.

 

Claudinei Roberto da Silva

Professor, curator and visual artist graduated from the Department of Art at USP. He coordinated, among others, the education at Museu Afro Brasil and coordinates the artistic pedagogical core of the multinational project A journey through African diaspora, by the American Alliance of Museums in partnership with Museu Afro Brasil and Prince George's African American Museum. He is part of the Art Commission of the Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo, where he is also currently co-curator of the 37th Panorama of Brazilian Art.

 

Farid Rakun

Artist, writer, editor and teacher based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Graduated in architecture, he currently works as an editor and researcher for the ruangrupa artists initiative, a collective of artists that signs documenta fifteen. He designed and built buildings, products, installations and interventions, in addition to writing and editing books and various publications. He has worked with various cultural and educational institutions such as the University of Indonesia, the Department of Architecture, the Cranbrook Academy of Art, the University of Michigan, Hong Kong University and the Goethe-Institut, among others.

 

Graziela Kunsch

Artist, mother and educator, she develops the Public Parental Creche project in documenta Kassel. In addition to her projects in video performance, she assumes educational, editorial and curatorial forms in her artistic practice and the editor of Revista Urbana, among group exhibitions are the 19th and 31st Bienal de São Paulo, in 2010 and 2014, and the Bienal de Oslo , from the 19th to the 21st. She holds a PhD from the School of Communications and Arts at USP and, between 2017 and 2019, was a substitute professor in the History of Art course at Unifesp.

 

Ligia Fonseca Ferreira

Associate Professor at the Department of Letters at Unifesp, PhD from the Sorbonne University – Paris 3. Her thesis deals with the life and work of Luiz Gama. She has a postdoctoral degree in epistolography at Mário de Andrade and is the author and translator of numerous books. His most recent translations are “The Wretched of the Earth”, by Frantz Fanon, and “An African at the Louvre: The Place of the Model”, by Anne Lafont.

 

Paula Macedo Weiss

The writer has a master's degree and a doctorate in law from the University of Tübingen. In Frankfurt, she is President of the Foundation of the Museum of Applied Arts and also a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Contemporary Art in Berlin. In Brazil, she is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Bienal de São Paulo.

 

Sandra Benites

Born in the Porto Lindo Indigenous Land, in Mato Grosso do Sul, she is a master and doctoral student in Social Anthropology at the National Museum of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), cultural programming consultant at the Museum of Indigenous Cultures, in São Paulo, and is She is also a primary and secondary school teacher. Between 2019 and 2022, she was assistant curator of Brazilian art at Masp. 

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