Curated by Tatiane Schilaro and Nathalia Lavigne, and organized by AnnexB-NY, the exhibition Against, Again: Art Under Attack in Brazil addresses the present transnational wave of authoritarianism by featuring a number of art practices that have responded to oppression in Brazil. Since the rise of a conservative political movement in the last few years that resulted in the election of a far-right president in 2018, threats and attacks against politicians, activists, intellectuals and artists have skyrocketed.
The exhibition develops a brief diagnosis of these somber times; it also surveys historical conditions of authoritarianism in Brazil and shows how artists have thrived and created new imaginaries to endure oppression. The exhibition travels back and forth in time, linking different generations of artists and exploring connections between systems of power as old as colonialism and current neo-fascist discourses.
Artists: Sonia Andrade, Maria Thereza Alves, Marcelo Amorim, Giselle Beiguelman, Rafael BQueer, Nino Cais, #CóleraAlegria, Jonathas de Andrade, Anna Bella Geiger, Hudinilson Jr., Clara Ianni, Eduardo Kac, Randolpho Lamonier, Jaime Lauriano, Antonio Manuel, Arjan Martins, Virginia de Medeiros, Cildo Meireles, Ismael Monticelli, Rafael Pagatini, Anna Parisi, Regina Parra, Moisés Patrício, Dalton Paula, Aretha Sadick e João Simões, Berna Reale, Sallisa Rosa, Aleta Valente, Regina Vater, Igor Vidor
On the image:
Virginia de Medeiros
Daniela Santos Neves, Guerrilheiras, da série Alma de Bronze, 2017
90 x 60 cm