“Strange bodies: Rio de Janeiro remains beautiful and oppressive” is a project in the field of arts and aesthetic-political activism designed to promote visibility, empowerment and self-representation of young artists in conditions of vulnerability, such as trans, non-binary, indigenous and black people.
This project was conceived as a reaction to the murder of artist Matheusa Passareli and from our permanent indignation at the rise of violence against bodies historically subjected to violations of rights and precarious conditions.
During the month of August 2019, our space will function as a hub for coexistence and collective activation, with a residency programme and a public agenda, which includes film-screenings, talks and workshops.
OPEN CALL FOR THE RESIDENCY PROGRAMME
We look for artists with a diversity of bodies, subjectivities and practices that intend to mediate meanings and interlocutions with the public. We intend to build lifting devices for the creation of new worlds and self-affirmation of the dissonant powers. Four (4) artists who live in Rio de Janeiro will be selected. The Selection Committee will analyze the affinity of the proposals with the concept of the project.
THE RESIDENCY PROGRAMME OFFERS
- Collective art studio
- Curatorial support (one on one and group meetings)
- Follow-up weekly meetings
- Admin and logistics support
- Living expenses – R$1.500 (one thousand five hundred Reais) per artist
- Production grant – R$ 500 (five hundred Reais) per artist
- Final show to present the works developed during the residency
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This project was conceived by Despina in collaboration with Gabe Passareli. It is funded through a donation organized by Alexander and Chantal Maljers-van Erven Dorens in honor of Matheusa Passareli, who participated in the 2017 Bison Caravan-Brazil project, coordinated by Chantal.