Andrés Denegri (Argentina) | Uyuni, 2005, 8’08”
Cao Guimarães (Brasil) | Concerto para clorofila, 2004, 7’23”
Ayrson Heráclito (Brasil) | Funfun, 2012, 4’08”
Enrique Ramírez (Chile) | Pacifico, 2014, 2’42”

Since its creation in 1983, the Sesc Videobrasil Contemporary Art Festival has been establishing fruitful partnerships and dialogues with institutions from countless countries. If, initially, our natural partners came from Latin American countries – also establishing then their first video festivals –our current partners are all over the world.
An important reflection of this initial moment, the presence of Latin American works and artists, is one of the distinguishing marks of the Acervo Histórico Videobrasil (Historical Archive Videobrasil). In addition, currently this collection is one of the main custodians of video memory in Latin America, since other pioneer institutions – victims of the passing years – have disappeared along with their collections and archives.
With works by Andrés Denegri, Ayrson Heráclito, Cao Guimarães and Enrique Ramírez; this selection of the Historical Archive Videobrasil seeks, in a single gesture, to shed light on this trajectory and to indicate the paths that the Festival projects for its future. It is not, however, only the geographical proximity that establishes an identity between these works. Each of them includes, in its own distinct way, an evocation of the absence, the loss, and the finitude of life – “the solemn feeling of death, which blossoms on the stem of the most glorious existence” of which Carlos Drummond de Andrade speaks.
Against a political, religious or personal background, these voices approach us as domestic animals, in their familiar and daily devotion. Here, the sea, death, the garden and the foreign city arise as instances of a lament for affection or a lost place. And we remain solitary witnesses of a time that goes away and leaves, without testament, its inheritance.

Solange Farkas, SP 2017.
Director and Curator
Associação Cultural Videobrasil

TRAVESSA DA ERMIDA

Twesday, 22/8

August 23 to 27Wed to Fri from 11am to 5pmSat, Sunfrom 2pm to 6pm

22h00 | Solange Farkas

WITNESSES OF A TIME

Andrés Denegri (Argentina) | Uyuni, 2005, 8’08”
Cao Guimarães (Brasil) | Concerto para clorofila, 2004, 7’23”
Ayrson Heráclito (Brasil) | Funfun, 2012, 4’08”
Enrique Ramírez (Chile) | Pacifico, 2014, 2’42”

SOLANGE FARKAS
(Brasil)

Solange Farkas is a curator and the director of Associação Cultural Videobrasil. She created and is the chief curatorof the International Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil, which has become a reference for artistic production from the geopolitical South of the world (Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, part ofAsia, and Oceania) and brought exhibitions of renowned international artists, such Akram Zaatari, Bill Biola, Gary Hill, Peter Greenaway, Marina Abramovic, Olafur Eliasson and Walid Raad. Besides the Festival shows, Farkas isresponsible for exhibitions like Sophie Calle’s Take Care of Yourself (2009) and Joseph Beuys – We are the Revolution (2010-11). In 2012 she is curator of British artist Isaac Julien solo exhibition featuring two decades of production, held at SESC Pompeia, São Paulo