Friday 9 December 2022
6 – 8 pm
Pivô - Art & Research
Curators: Nomaduma Rosa Masilela, Thiago de Paula Souza
On Friday 9 December, the artist duos Davi Pontes & Juliana dos Santos and Gê Viana & Iagor Peres screened two experimental films at Pivô - Art & Research in São Paulo, Brazil. These films, shown for the first time, are the result of long-term research by the two artist duos that took place in dialogue with the nomadic curators of Vleeshal. Themes of the research and the films were collective experiences, the confluence of tradition and contemporary art.
How do we learn to love each other while we are embattled on so many fronts? is a series developed by Vleeshal's nomadic curators Nomaduma Rosa Masilela and Thiago de Paula Souza.
The title for this series is borrowed from Audre Lorde, writer and activist, who penned this question in 1984 in a journal entry written while she was living in Berlin, during which time she asked a litany of incisive existential questions about finding meaning in the face of uncertainty, despair, and psychic and physical vulnerability. Nomaduma and Thiago articulate their nomadic program of 2022-2023 around this question. The devotion of Audre Lorde to create international feminist political networks of camaraderie reflects the core concerns of their program. Nomaduma and Thiago similarly ask questions of how does one teach or share, how does one survive, how does one empower others, how does one fight, how does one repair, how does one nourish, as the core foundations of their collaborative curatorial practice.