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Author Szary, Anne-Laure Amilhat
Source Hyper Articles en Ligne (HAL)
Content type Text
Publisher Ashgate
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Marina Camargo ♦ border ♦ geopolitics ♦ art ♦ biennal ♦ Brazil ♦ Mercosul ♦ shs ♦ Humanities and Social Sciences/Geography ♦ Humanities and Social Sciences ♦ Humanities and Social Sciences/Art and art history
Abstract This text offers a focus on the ways contemporary local artists and art promoters have put borders at the core of their endeavors over the last decade. I suggest that this outburst of creativity could be seen a precursory sign of a switch in regional border narratives. Creative actors cannot be considered to be representative of their fellow citizens, but they have the power to express their representations in a way that possesses a strong power of conveyance. I have chosen to focus on the emergence of border concerns and art projects at the heart of the continent, analyzing how the Mercosul Biennial in Porto Alegre, Brazil, has contributed to this process. A first section dedicated to contextualizing the status of borders in Latin American spatial imaginaries. It is followed by an examination of the recent emergence of borders within the Biennial do Mercosur exhibitions. The final section analyzes Marina Camargo's work, a young Brazilian artist who displayed an installation entitled "Tratado de Limites" (Borders Treaty)
ISBN 9781472424556
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2014-05-02
Page Count 33
Starting Page 346
Ending Page 378