VIDEOPLAY: CUERPOS EN DISIDENCIA


Photography and video works of Performance Art in South America in the 1970s and 1980s. Curated by Silvio de Gracia.

ARTISTS: Elias Adasme, Artur Barrio, Paulo Bruscky, El Siluetazo (Rodolfo Aguerreberry, Julio Flores & Guillermo Kexel), Juan Loyola, Gastao de Magalhaes, Clemente Padin, Leticia Parente, Rosemberg Sandoval.

 

Elías Adasme, A Chile - Intervención corporal de un espacio público. Chile (1979-1980). Courtesy of the artist.

 

 

The VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK shows Cuerpos en Disidencia, documents of performance art in South America in the 1970s and 1980s curated by Silvio de Gracia | Videoplay. With works in photography and video by Elias Adasme, Artur Barrio, Paulo Bruscky, El Siluetazo (Rodolfo Aguerreberry, Julio Flores & Guillermo Kexel), Juan Loyola, Gastao de Magalhaes, Clemente Padin, Leticia Parente and Rosemberg Sandoval.

In the years of resistance against dictatorship in the 1970s, a significant part of the art produced in South America assumed the task of configuring itself as a critical counter-power or counter-discourse, which tried to offer the necessary symbolic resources to influence in a way the conflicting political field. In this period, artists and groups began their experiences with action art and urban interventions, trying to subvert the disciplinary discourse of the dictatorial regimes, and to concur to the dispute of territories of significance within the hyper-monitored scenarios of the cities​​. The strategies and processes of those years shape a historic matrix within the Action Art in South America: a productive platform where the growing politicization of artistic practice is directly related to the role of art as an opponent to denounce and counteract terroristic mechanisms of authoritarianism.

VIDEOPLAY is an Argentina-based international platform for the dissemination of video art. It is a non-profit initiative started in 2004 by visual artist and curator Silvio De Gracia, who holds an extensive experience of organizing and curating international festivals and events dedicated to video art. VIDEOPLAY focuses mainly on the field of video performance and other works that, though not clearly framed within the category of Action Art, reflect a deep anchorage in the performatic sphere. The main purpose is to spread video performances by international artists, with a special focus on Latin America.

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VIDEOS on exhibitWorks by Paulo Bruscky, Juan Loyola, Clemente Padin, Leticia Parente, Rosemberg Sandoval.

DOCUMENTS on exhibit: Elias Adasme, Artur Barrio, El Siluetazo (Rodolfo Aguerreberry, Julio Flores&Guillermo Kexel), Gastao de Magalhaes. 

 

 

El Siluetazo. Exhibition view - Detail. Venice International Performance Art Week 2014. Photograph by Samanta Cinquini.

 

Elias Adasme / Artur Barrio / Gastao de Magalhaes. Exhibition view - Detail. Venice International Performance Art Week 2014. Photograph by Samanta Cinquini.

 

Videoplay - Selected videos. Exhibition view - Detail. Venice International Performance Art Week 2014. Photograph by Samanta Cinquini.

 

 

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