Canções de um passado esquecido
SONGS FROM A FORGOTTEN PAST results from a collaborative partnership of four institutions and integrates the WE ARE HERE project – a series of videos and video installations by British artists curated by Tendai John Mutambu for the British Council and LUX around themes such as national identity, marginality, gender, environmental future and archiving.
As it makes its debut, SONGS FROM A FORGOTTEN PAST promotes a dialogue involving UK works, curated by Mutambu, and pieces by Brazilian artists conserved in the archives of Videobrasil Cultural Association, selected by Luise Malmaceda, from the Research and Curatorial Design Center at Instituto Tomie Ohtake.
According to the Brazilian curator, the works featured at the exhibition involve conventional narrative techniques, from playful to perverse, as they manipulate images or artfully steal through documentary practices to denounce social realities.
The Silence [O Silêncio], 2014, 17min (British Council)
Street 66 [Rua 66], 2018, 13min (LUX)
Arbeit, 2011, 39min (LUX)
SUSAN HILLER The Last Silent Movie [O último filme mudo], 2007, 20min41s (British Council)
O Sacudimento da Maison des Esclaves em Gorée [Sacudimento Cleansing of the House of Slaves on Gorée Island], 2015, video installation, 8min38s
O Sacudimento da Casa da Torre [Sacudimento Cleansing of the Garcia D’Avila Castle], 2015, video installation, 8min32s
Quando o crioulo dança? [When Blacks Dance], 1988, video, 30min
Forma Livre [Free Form], 2013, video, 7min14s
Vera Cruz, 2000, video, 44min
Exhibition: CANÇÕES DE UM PASSADO ESQUECIDO [SONGS FROM A FORGOTTEN PAST]
Opening: January 21, 2020 at 8pm
Runs through March 15, 2020
Tuesdays to Sundays, from 11am to 8pm
Instituto Tomie Ohtake
Av. Faria Lima 201
Complexo Aché Cultural (Entrance at Rua Coropés, 88) - São Paulo, SP 05426-010
Nearest subway station: Faria Lima / Line 4 (Yellow)
Phone: +55 (11) 2245 1900