‘Truth: Women, Creativity and Memory of Slavery’ symposium

‘Truth: Women, Creativity and Memory of Slavery’ – Symposium organized  by the UN at Fordham University, New York This month I participated in this event, organized by the United Nations in the framework of ‘Remember Slavery Program’. A panel of scholars and artists presented their contributions on the remarkable roles that women played during the times of slavery in the Americas. Among other papers, Dr Deborah Willis (NYU) presented an ensemble of stunning photographs that document the lives of African Americans during and after slavery. I focused my presentation on Afro Brazilian artist Rosana Paulino’s work... Read The Rest →

Affiliated Researcher for Global Brazil Lab at Duke University (NC), USA

Since April 2015 I have been contributing to the research leading to the exhibition project ‘Contested Freedom: Pop Art in the Americas, 1965-1975’, conducted by the Global Brazil Lab of the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University (NC), USA. During that month I  visited the university to take part in a graduate seminar on Argentine Pop, focusing on the Instituto Di Tella activities and on Leon Ferrari’s work. I also gave a talk about my curatorial work as part of the panel discussion ‘The Contemporary Black Atlantic: Interchanges between Brazil and Africa’... Read The Rest →

Transatlantic Connections – Dakar, May 2014 – C& Interview

Interview with Gabriela Salgado 1. What brought you to initiate the 5-year project Transatlantic Connections? I have specialised in Latin American art and have worked in the region for over fifteen years. In 2008 I took my first trip to West Africa to attend the 9th Dakar Biennale, and through conversations with artists and curators I realised that there were more coincidences than differences between the Latin American and African art scenes in relation to the mainstream, canonical art history and the market. I thus began to investigate the historical... Read The Rest →

ARCHITECTURES OF MADNESS – ARQUITECTURAS DE LA LOCURA

  Interview with Leon Ferrari in his Buenos Aires home, made by Ricardo Pons and produced by University of Essex Collection of Latin American Art (UECLAA), July 2002. Entrevista a Leon Ferrari en su casa en Buenos Aires,  realizado por Ricardo Pons y producido por University of Essex Collection of Latin American Art (UECLAA), julio 2002.   http://youtu.be/tmpsFlq6OaA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Txb6NWWZoZs

Hasta siempre a nuestro León

Hoy se ha ido de este mundo León Ferrari, uno de los más significativos artistas del siglo XX, pensador y activista incansable, amigo y colaborador como pocos. Tuve el enorme privilegio de trabajar con León en varias ocasiones, siendo recibida en su casa y sus diversos estudios en cada una de mis visitas a Argentina. En esos espacios fascinantes, atestados de objetos imposibles e imágenes transgresoras, pude ser testigo de su labor infatigable y compartir conversaciones aderezadas de humor e ironía. En ese mundo mágico poblado de floras y faunas... Read The Rest →

Online exhibition @ ArtAfrica

An online exhibition I have recently curated  for ArtAfrica, an initiative of Fundação Gulbenkian and the Centro de Estudos Comparatistas, Faculdade de Letras, Lisboa. Check out the works and my interview with Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro http://www.artafrica.info/html/expovirtual/expovirtual.php?ide=26

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