On February 20 (Saturday), at 11pm, Galpão VB | Associação Cultural Videobrasil will kick off its 2016 exhibition program with the opening of Videobrasil Collection in Context #1. The exhibit will showcase the results of the first edition of the artist residency project Videobrasil in Context, which proposed for the two selected artists, Cláudio Bueno (Brazil) and Mahmoud Khaled (Egypt), to create brand new artworks by immersing themselves in the Videobrasil Collection. The show also features the artworks that served as objects of research and conceptual references for Bueno’s and Khaled’s projects, including videos by Akram Zaatari (Lebanon), Coco Fusco (USA), Lucas Bambozzi (Brazil) and Wagner Morales (Brazil), among others.
On March 5 (Saturday), Cláudio Bueno and Mahmoud Khaled will share their residency experiences and creative processes in a meeting at Galpão VB, as part of the show’s Public Programs. The event will feature the special participation of Lanchonete.org, a continuous cultural platform created by a group of artists and other participants, whose projects focus on the relationship between the city and food. The meeting and the exhibit, which runs until March 19, are free admission.
Created in 2012 the Videobrasil in Context project is part of Associação Cultural Videobrasil’s Residency Program and aims to foster artist exchange in association with the Videobrasil Collection, currently comprising 4,500 catalogued items (including videos, video installations, recorded performances, publications and documents).
For the first edition of Videobrasil in Context, held in partnership with the Delfina Foundation (London, United Kingdom) and Casa Tomada (São Paulo, Brazil), Cláudio Bueno and Mahmoud Khaled were selected via a call for entries. During their residencies, they made incursions into the Videobrasil Collection, and the results of their research materialize in this exhibit. Cláudio Bueno created, in partnership with Paula Garcia – an artist featured in the 17th Festival and the author of one of the recorded performances used as a reference by Bueno –, the installation Estudo para Duelo. For his part, Mahmoud Khaled conceived the video installationProposal for a Porn Company, in connection with other Videobrasil Collection works. The pieces produced by the artists and shown in the exhibition Videobrasil Collection in Context #1 will also be included in the Associação’s collection.