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Black Brazilian artists in the African diaspora

April 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Rebeca Carapiá, For Your Fear of Getting Hurt (detail), 2023, iron. Press image courtesy of the Clark Art Institute
Photograph by Márcio Lima

In this Research and Academic Program lecture, Igor Simões (State University of Rio Grande do Sul / Clark Fellow) explores the absence of Black Brazilian artists in the international debate on art and the history of Afro-Diasporic art.

Brazil was the largest destination for the African diaspora, he says, and has the largest contingent of Black subjects outside the African continent. How then can we understand the absence that has been proven from the analysis of publications, exhibitions, and institutional collections that are dedicated to the theme?

In his work, he hopes to to contribute to the understanding of the problem and possible strategies that help to change this situation.

Igor Simões is professor of history, theory, and art criticism, as well as methodology and practice in art teaching, at Universidate Estadual do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He holds a PhD from the same institution. His work focuses on the intersections of histories of art and racialization in Brazilian art. Recent and current curatorial projects include Presença Negra no Museu de Arte do Rio Grande do Sul, Empowerment (Volfsburg, Germany); Social Fabric (Houston and Dallas, Texas); and Dos Brasis: Arte e Pensamento negro.

In 2019 he served as educational curator of the Bienal 12—Bienal do Mercosul, and he is the invited curator of the Instituto Inhotim in Minas Gerais for the 2023 season. Simões is a member of the curatorial board of Museu de Arte Contemporânea USP and an advisory board member for AWARE (Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions), including advising the initiative “Rewriting Art History in the Americas: BIPOC Women Artists in the 19th and 20th Centuries,” which will culminate in the exhibition Art and Feminisms at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg in Germany.

The event is free. Accessible seats available.

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April 30
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5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Clark Art Institute
225 South Street
Williamstown, MA
413 458 2303

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