From the “discovery” of Brazil by the Portuguese to the military coup d’état in Chile, the September 11 attacks in the USA, the Tiananmen Square massacre in China and civil war in Lebanon... There are myriad ways one can tell – or attempt to erase – periods of history kept alive by the sensibility and the work of artists from these areas. The exhibition Unerasable Memories – a historic look at the videobrasil collection, curated by Agustín Pérez Rubio, features artwork that helps retrieve episodes and conflicts that are usually interpreted from the perspective of official discourse, of history as told by the victors, but resist in personal narratives and are disseminated through art.

Sponsored by the partnership of 20-plus years between Sesc São Paulo and Associação Cultural Videobrasil, Unerasable Memories is a landmark event: the first major exhibition based on the Associação’s collection, currently comprising over 3,000 titles (including publications, documents and roughly 1,300 video pieces).

Read below the statenents by Solange Farkas, Associação Cultural Videobrasil's founder and director, and Danilo Santos de Miranda, Sesc São Paulo's regional director: