The Art of Storytelling / A arte de contar histórias
Curated by Selene Wendt for Museu de Arte Contemporânea (MAC) Niterói, Brazil. The exhibition will take place June 16 - July 24, 2016 and coincides with the re-inauguration of MAC, which has been closed for renovations for over a year.
Participating artists: Gilvan Barreto, Dulcinéia Catadora, Marilá Dardot, Magne Furuholmen, Lobato & Guimarães, William Kentridge, Cristina Lucas, Fabio Morais, Ernesto Neto, Ulf Nilsen, André Parente, Rodrigo Petrella, Rosana Ricalde, Eder Santos, Elida Tessler, Sergio Bernardes/Guilherme Vaz, and Nina Yuen.
Dulcinéia Catadora book project and workshops for The Art of Storytelling
Developed in collaboration with Lúcia Rosa from the Sao Paulo-based Dulcinéia Catadora collective of artists, writers, and catadores, this project actively engaged youth from the local community and neighboring Morro do Palácio favela, providing a unique opportunity for literary and artistic expression. As such, The Art of Storytelling book project represents a highly innovative approach to collaborative art practice that actively used art and literature as vital tools to implement change on a societal level.
To reflect the importance of the societal dimension of The Art of Storytelling we developed a special book project in collaboration with Lúcia Rosa from the Sao Paulo-based Dulcinéia Catadora collective of artists/writers/catadores that actively engaged youth from the local community and neighboring Morro do Palácio favela, providing a unique opportunity for literary and artistic expression. The book project represents a highly innovative approach to collaborative art practice that actively uses art and literature as vital tools to implement change on a societal level.
This exhibition highlighted the crossover between art and music, with a focus on the art and music of countries that have deep-rooted, indigenous musical traditions that are unique to each participating country – musical traditions that are anchored in the national identities and daily lives of the people of these countries.
Participating artists: Kader Attia, Kjetil Berge, Kristin Bergaust/Alexis Parra, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Albert Chong, Christopher Cozier, Alfredo Jaar, Yvette Mattern, Andrew Dosunmu, Satch Hoyt, Sergio Bernardez/Guilerme Vaz, Eder Santos, Paulo Vivacqua, Heri Dono/Jompet, Vu Nhat Tan, Theo Eshetu, Lamia Naji, Salem Mekuria, Olu Oguibe, and Kimsooja.
Beauty and Pleasure in South African Contemporary Art
Curated by Selene Wendt in collaboration with Khwezi Gule.
An exhibition featuring the work of twelve contemporary artists from South Africa: Frances Goodman, Nontsikelelo Veleko, Lawrence Lemaoana, Athi-Patra Ruga, Kay Hassan, Dineo Bopape, Senzeni Marasela, Nicholas Hlobo, Andries Botha, Berni Searle, Nandipha Mntambo, and Langa Magwa.