...that I also do not get sick of Brazil! | Mãe Paulo
Cycle "Poetic or Political?", curatorship by João Baeta
"... that I also do not get sick of Brazil!” by transdisciplinary artist Mãe Paulo is a kind of collage made from images and texts of random authors found on social networks, which approach dark moments in the recent history of Brazil: the day in the largest rainforest in the world had several burnt points and the day when the former secretary of culture made a public speech without disguising his Nazi-fascist nature. Clearly, we note that anthropological and sociopolitical research are disciplines that are part of the artist's creative process in the elaboration of a visual proposition, where politics and poetics are unthinkable independently.
Lives and works between Portugal and Brazil. He is an artist and independent curator, founding member of Cia. Excessos and eRevista Performatus, and organizer and director of Mostra Performatus. Currently, he is a Master's student with a Pathway in Sculpture the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto in Portugal. Also, in that same faculty, he did a specialization in Contemporary Artistic Practices and, in the Faculty of Arts of that same university, he graduated in Art History. He has integrated national and international collective exhibitions, and some of his works are permanently part of the collection of some museums, such as the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil), the Museum of Contemporary Art of Niterói (Niterói, RJ, Brazil) and the Memorial Foundation of Latin America (São Paulo, SP, Brazil). He participated in the following artist residencies: Despina Residency Program (Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, 2019); Fjúk Arts Centre (Húsavík, Iceland, 2015-16); and Casa do Sol - Hilda Hilst Institute (Campinas, SP, Brazil, 2014).
Documentary exibition, July 1
Shortcutz Porto #255 presents "Menino 23"
"Menino 23: Infâncias Perdidas no Brasil"
Director: Belisário Franca
Brasil, 2016, Doc., 79′, Color, M/Livre
Partnership: Shortcutz Porto
From the discovery of bricks marked with Nazi swastikas on a farm in the interior of São Paulo, the film follows the investigation of the historian Sidney Aguilar and the discovery of a frightening fact: during the 1930s, fifty black and mulatto boys were taken away from an orphanage in Rio de Janeiro to the farm where the bricks were found...
Poetic or Political?
Curated by: João Baeta
Production and Communication: Mariana Vitale
Production and Communication Assistance: Catarina Rangel Pereira
Press and Communication: Diana Reis
Internship: Diana Duarte