This video exhibition revisits polemic and conflict-ridden historical events from the personal perspectives of major international artists such as Akram Zaatari and Walid Raad (Lebanon); Coco Fusco (USA); Bouchra Khalili (Morocco); León Ferrari (Argentina); and Rosãngela Rennó, Carlos Motta, and Jonathas de Andrade (Brazil).
At the invitation of Solange Farkas—curator, founder, and director of the Associacao Cultural Videobrasil—Agustín Pérez Rubio, Artistic Director of MALBA, undertook an exhaustive study of the Videobrasil collection in order to choose eighteen works with highly political and social content. Whether addressing the Portuguese “conquest" of Brazil, the military coup in Chile, the 9-11 attacks in the United States, the massacre in Tiananmen Square China, or the civil war in Lebanon, there are many ways to relate—or to try to erase—stories kept alive thanks to the sensibility and work of countless artists from those regions.
Memorias imborrables helps to restore the memory of events and conflicts whose interpretation is often formulated in the official versions of the “winners,” events and conflicts that, nonetheless, live on in personal narratives that tell a different story rendered visible through art. The exhibition was first presented from August 31 to November 30, 2014 at the SESC Pompeia in San Pablo.
Organized in conjunction with the Art Department of the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella.