Thursday 18 March 2021
Free, booking required.
Join us as researcher Fortunata Calabro presents ‘Axes of the South: A dialogue on resistance and artistic practices in Latin America and the Arab world’. Building on diverse paradigms from South-South theoretical studies, Calabro will present a new conversation about the expression of protest and artistic production against the backdrop of the megalopolis of the South, where ancient and modern technologies of resistance co-exist.
This will be followed by a select screening of artists Larissa Sansour and Regina Jose Galindo work and conversation with the artists.
Fortunata Calabro is an art historian, curator, activist and art producer based in London. Her research focuses on the interrelation between contemporary artistic practices in Latin America and the Arab Countries where she addresses transnational social and political issues. She has served as associate curator at the Bienal del Fin del Mundo (Argentina and Chile) and as exhibition manager at the Bienal de las Fronteras (Mexico), among others. Calabro is a member of the editorial board of Artheorica Magazine (Mexico and USA) and has collaborated with different organizations and museums such as V&A and TATE in London, Pompidou in Malaga among others. She frequently participates in several conferences/seminars and has published several essays in online and print publications. She is the editor of Corporeal aesthetics in the work of Louise Bourgeois, which explore the idea of the body and aesthetics in relation to the artist’s work.
Larissa Sansour works mainly with film, and also produces installations, photos and sculptures. Central to her work is the dialectics between myth and historical narrative. Born in East Jerusalem, Palestine, her recent work use science fiction to address social and political issues, dealing with memory, inherited traumas, power structures and nation states. Sansour is the recipient of the Jarman award 2020. Her work is shown in film festivals and museums worldwide. She has shown her work at Tate Modern, MoMA, Centre Pompidou and the Istanbul Biennial. In 2019, Sansour represented Denmark at the 58th Venice Biennale. Her most recent shows include Copenhagen Contemporary in Denmark and EMST in Greece. Heirloom is currently showing at Bildmuseet in Sweden.
Regina José Galindo is a visual artist and poet, who uses performance as her main medium. Galindo lives and works in Guatemala, using her own context as a starting point to explore and denounce the ethical implications of social violence and injustices related to racial and gender discrimination, as well as human rights abuses stemming from endemic inequalities in the relations of power of contemporary societies. Galindo received the Golden Lion for Best Young Artist at the 51st Venice Biennale (2005), and in 2011 she received the Prince Claus Award from the Netherlands. She has participated at events such as Aichi Triennale, Wuzhen Biennale, the 49, 53, and 54 Venice Biennials; Documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel, the 9th Cuenca International Biennial, the 29th Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts, the Shanghai Biennial (2016) the Pontevedra Biennial in 2010, the 17th Sydney Biennial, the 2nd Moscow Biennial, 1st Auckland Triennial, The Venice-Istanbul Exhibition, etc.
Image: Land Confiscation Order 06/24/T, video 10 min 45 sec, 2006. ©Larissa Sansour.