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18th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil: Southern Panoramas winners announced

Luiz de Abreu, Samba do Crioulo Doido, 2004. Performance. Courtesy of the artist.

18th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil

Southern Panoramas competitive show announces ten winning works and four honorable mentions

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The 18th Festival Grand Prize winner was the performance Samba do Crioulo Doido by Luiz de Abreu. As stated by the curator Cristiana Tejo at a ceremony held yesterday, November 10, 2013, the fact that this piece has won “not only reiterates the institution’s transition from an exclusive focus on video to an expanded conception of art, it also fundamentally celebrates and champions an artwork we regard as possessing extreme urgency, both in regard to form—how art can address the audience in a radical, captivating, memorable way—and content—a content which speaks of both a local and a global context.” 

The piece has been acknowledged for the ingenious way in which it tackles racial discrimination by focusing on the black human body. The artist uses elements invariably associated with black people in Brazil—samba, Carnival, and eroticism—in a disturbing manner, beginning by assuming a certain conformity or acceptance of said condition, but gradually becoming increasingly ironic and confrontational. In addition to Luiz de Abreu, who will receive a prize in the (gross) value of 70,000 Brazilian reals, ten residency prizes and four honorable mentions have been awarded to other artists. The award jury comprised the curators Cristiana Tejo (Brazil), Koyo Kouoh (Cameroon), Pablo Lafuente (Spain), Yolanda Wood Pujols (Cuba) and Rifky Effendy (Indonesia). 

See below the full list of 18th Festival Southern Panoramas competitive show winners: 

Grand Prize

Luiz de Abreu (Brazil)
Samba do Crioulo Doido, 2004, performance


Artist residency prizes 

Resartis residency prize
at the A-I-R Laboratory, Warsaw, Poland
Ali Cherri (Lebanon)
Pipe Dreams, 2012, video installation

Sesc_Videobrasil residency prize
at Raw Material Company, Dakar, Senegal
Ayrson Heráclito (Brazil)
Funfun, 2012, video installation

Sesc_Videobrasil residency prize
at the Sacatar Institute, Salvador, Brazil
Bakary Diallo (Mali)
Tomo, 2012, video

Sesc_Videobrasil residency prize
at Askal Awan, Beirut, Lebanon
Basir Mahmood (Pakistan)
My Father, 2010, video

Wexner residency prize
at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, USA
Gabriel Mascaro (Brazil)
Doméstica, 2012, video

Resartis residency prize
at the Arquetopia, Oaxaca, Mexico
Laura Huertas Millan (Colombia) 
Journey to a Land Otherwise Known, 2011, video

FAAP residency prize
at the Lutetia Building, São Paulo, Brazil
LucFosther Diop (Cameroon)
We Are One, 2010, video

China Art Foundation residency prize
No Red Gate, Beijing, China
Nurit Sharett (Israel)
The Sun Glows Over the Mountains, 2012, video

ICCo – Institute for Contemporary Culture residency prize
No Residency Unlimited, New York, USA
Virgínia de Medeiros (Brazil) 
Sergio e Simone, 2010, video


Honorable mentions

Caetano Dias (Brazil)
Rabeca, 2013, video

Enrique Ramirez (Chile)
Brisas, 2008, video

Marcellvs L. (Brazil)
9493, 2011, video installation

Sherman Ong (Malaysia)
Motherland, 2011, video installation


18th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil

Undertaking:
Sesc São Paulo
Associação Cultural Videobrasil

Cultural support: 
China Art FoundationICCo – Instituto de Cultura ContemporâneaResartisFAAP Artist Residency, Wexner Center for the ArtsMondriaan FondsArts VictoriaConsulate General of the Republic of Lithuania in São PauloGoethe-InstitutEmbassy of Mexico in Brazil / Consulate General of Mexico in São PauloConsulate General of France in São PauloNorwegian Film Institute / Office for Contemporary Art NorwayWRO Art CenterFundação Padre Anchieta – TV Cultura


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ISCP
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