Video Art in Brazil: From Historic Discourse to Historical Enigma

2 April 2016, 6pm


Talk by Paulo Miyada

As a medium that spread from the 1970s on, video has channeled a substantive share of Brazilian art that approached historical national issues of identity and representation. This talk offered a brief glance over this legacy and expanded on how emergent artists have twisted it for their own purposes. History reappears as a source for enigmas, formless shapes, multi-identitary narratives and ambivalent images.

The talk screened and discussed some examples of video works by Leticia Parente, Anna Bella Geiger, Dias & Riedweg, Luiz de Abreu, Cao Guimarães, Berna Reale and Luiz Roque.

Paulo Miyada is Curator of Instituto Tomie Ohtake and codirector of its educational program Escola Entrópica. He has a Masters in Art and Architecture History from the University of São Paulo; was the Adjunct Curator of the Panorama da Arte Brasileira at MAM-SP, 2015; and Curatorial Assistant at the Bienal Internacional de São Paulo, 2010.

Co-orgainised with CCA and supported by:


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