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escrito por Intermediae 23/01/2008 19:06:45

6-17 February 2008

Work and interaction space.
Documentary exhibit by Brazilian groups that work in public space.
Meetings and presentations.

Activities held in conjunction with the invitation of Brazil to ARCO’08.
With the collaboration of the curator Solange Farkas (Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia), Ministério da Cultura do Brasil, the Fundação Athos Bulcão and the Centro Cultural da Espanha em São Paulo (AECI).

QG do GIA is a multi-functional hybrid space in which GIA, Grupo de Interferência Ambiental, proposes a total immersion experience. The space is constructed through actions and interventions as a place for work, interaction and meeting. GIA transforms and defines this space through inhabiting it.

QG do GIA is a documentary exhibit of Brazilian public art from the archives of two annual celebrations of Salão de M.A.I.O. (2004-2005) organized by GIA in Salvador de Bahía. It also includes audiovisual material about the work of the GIA collective. Salão de M.A.I.O. aims to serve as a catalyst for the production of contemporary art that uses urban settings as a circulation space.

(Grupo de Interferência Ambiental)
GIA is a collective, founded in Salvador de Bahía by a group of students from the Fine Arts School at the Universidad Federal de Bahía. Its members are: Cristiano Piton, Everton Marco Santos, Ludmila Brito, Mark Dayves, Pedro Marighella and Tiago Ribeiro. They work in public space, with an aesthetic style based on the everyday, the precarious and the context. They experiment with the common, using performance and intervention strategies.

Open meetings between Brazilian and Spanish groups in QG do GIA

GIA brings together various Brazilian and Spanish groups in the space to spend time together, get to know each other, exchange information, discuss matters related to collaborative practices and share experiences. During these days, the guest groups will give various presentations.

Saturday 9 February, 5-9 pm

GIA (Salvador de Bahía)
Laranjas (Rio Grande do Sul)
Poro (Minas Gerais)
QQ (Valencia)

Sunday 10 February, 12 am-3 pm

BIJARI (São Paulo)
Arte e esfera pública (São Paulo)
Krax (Barcelona)
LUDOTEK (Madrid)

Monday 11 February, 5-9 pm

C.A.S.I.T.A. (Madrid)
Fiambrera Obrera (Madrid)
Grupo Empreza (Goiânia)
OPAVIVARÁ (Rio de Janeiro)
SinAntena (Madrid)

Performances / Actions
Performance: Grupo Empreza, Sin título (5 p.m)
Action: OPAVIVARÁ, Goza Shisha (7:30 p.m.)
Performance: Grupo Empreza, Descarego (9 p.m.)

12 February 2008, 6:30-9 pm
Manuel Delgado
The “artist-ization” of dissidence: Reflections on insolent aesthetics

“Artist-ization” is a concept that has been used to refer to the role of art in the dynamics of urban gentrification, thematization and tertiarization. The reason for doing so has been to place the territory on a higher moral ground based on the redemptive qualities attributed to the values of art and culture. They are thought to be diametrically opposed to urban tendencies toward conflictivity, or simply to offset its opaque density. The issue that arises is whether not only the city's capitalist re-appropriation policies have been "aestheti-cized", but also a good part of the movements opposed to it, at least based on the emphasis they seem to place on the languages of festivities and spectacles.

Peter Pál Pelbart
The seizure of social vitality and the bio-political response

The seizure of social vitality, in a context in which mechanisms for control over life and its expropriation (bio-power) have been refined, prevents the breakout of antagonistic collective feelings and management that specifically sustains them (bio-potency). In light of the control society and immaterial economy that surrounds us today, it is necessary to redefine the notion of resistance, as well as its relations to creation. The theoretical tools available for the task now seem outdated. We are forced to improve perception thresholds and cartographic modalities in order to trace the forces of desertion and insurgence on the contemporary scene. Increasingly sophisticated theoretical and practical instruments are called to reinvent the social, redesigning the very notion of "community" itself. Peter Pál Pelbart

The theoretical approaches of anthropologist Manuel Delgado and philosopher Peter Pál Pelbart, along with the debate held that day, bring to a close the meetings at QG do GIA. The open, collaborative nature of these events makes it possible to extend the programme of presentations.

The meetings are broadcast via streaming:


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