From the late 1980s on, economic globalization has directly influenced the sphere of cultural exchanges, driving the reinvention of the avenues for creation and artistic exchange. That has paved the way for practice- and research-oriented networks capable of reversing the knowledge flow, which moved from North to South up until then. The focus Residences and Routes to Art Research will discuss how artistic residency experiences reverberate upon the dynamics of collaboration between agents and institutions that relate to art, culture, and various spheres of society.


Hospitality and the politics of mobility
November 10, 11 a.m. — Sesc Pompeia / Galpão

The growing circulation of goods and human capital brought about by globalization is accompanied by the reaffirmation of differences and the closing of borders. In times of increased mobility and the worsening of identity disputes, the act of welcoming becomes a political act. What values permeate hospitality? How does artistic research in displacement interfere with the spaces and agents that deal with the permeability of current borders?

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About the participants:

Aaron Cezar (Mamou, USA, 1977) Dancer and cultural producer. Director of the Delfina Foundation, which focuses on cultural exchange between the United Kingdom, the Middle East and Africa.

Amilcar Packer (Santiago de Chile, 1974) Artist whose practice displaces, subverts, and re-contextualizes commonplace objects, architecture, and the human body in actions and recordings. He has featured in the Biennale of Sydney (2004).

Annalee Davis (St. Michael, Barbados, 1963) Artist. Straddling the boundaries between painting, engraving, and installation, her work examines her country’s change from cane crop into tourist destination.  

Koyo Kouoh (Douala, Cameroon, 1967) Curator. Founder and director of the RAWMaterial Company, an art center in Dakar, Senegal. She has curated international African contemporary art shows.

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