TALK – Rendering pyramids
© video still, ilusão, Vitória Cribb
Raphael Fonseca and Kênia Freitas
Open to all publics
April 28th, 2023 – 6pm
This talk will be held in Portuguese
Kênia Freitas and Raphael Fonseca will discuss some of the main topics of the sequence of videos presented in this session. Futurism, the use of computer-generated images, and the relations between these works and the recent and past historical episodes in Brazilian history are some subjects that will be part of this live dialogue.
Kênia Freitas is a curator and programmer at Cinema do Dragão. She has a Ph.D. in Communication and Culture from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, giving lectures, workshops, and short courses on Afrofuturism and Film Criticism. She has been writing for the movie site Multiplot! since 2012. She is a member of FICINE – Forúm Itinerante de Cinema Negro.
Raphael Fonseca (1988, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a researcher in the areas of art history, criticism, curatorship and education. He has a special interest in the relations between art, visual culture and history in their various conceptions. The juxtaposition of different temporalities and how this can trigger contemporary reflections for audiences is of great importance in his practice. Humor, absurdity, pop culture and the notion that an exhibition relates to the ideas of assembly, set design and spectacle has grown among his research interests. Fonseca is the first curator of modern and contemporary Latin American art at the Denver Art Museum, USA. He worked as a curator at MAC Niterói between 2017 and 2020. He holds a doctoral degree in Art Critic and Art History from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), and has received the Marcantonio Vilaça Curatorship Award (2015). Among his recent exhibitions are Who tells a tale adds a tail (Denver Art Museum, 2022), Raio-que-o-parta: fictions of modernity in Brazil (Sesc 24 de Maio, 2022), The silence of tired tongues (Framer Framed, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2022), Sweat (Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany, 2021-2022), To-and-fro (Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil – São Paulo, Brasília, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, 2019–2020), Lost and found (ICA Singapore, 2019), Sonia Gomes – life is reborn, always (MAC Niterói, 2018), and The sun teaches us that history is not everything (Osage Art Foundation, Hong Kong, 2018).