Presented by: Juliana Caffé (Conversations in Gondwana)
Organised by: Michaela Limberis, African Arts Trust Assistant Curator of the Moving Image (Zeitz MOCAA).
Juliana Caffé will introduce the concept behind her latest curatorial project (in partnership with Juliana Gontijo), Conversations in Gondwana, that connect artists, curators and researchers in South Africa and Brazil.
The first edition of this project, six pairs of artists, each pair consisting of one Brazilian and one South Africa, correspond for six months on a common theme that is of relevance to both countries.
The presentation will focus on the significance of this dialogue and look at the artist duos choses to explore it.
About Conversations in Gondwana:
Gondwana is the name of the supercontinent which, approximately 200 million years ago, united the continental masses of what are now called South America, Africa and Antarctica. The southern portion of the Atlantic Ocean, which today separates the two continents of Africa and South America, is originated by the fragmentation of Gondwana and the remoteness of the South American and African tectonic plates.
Though referring to the distant geological past in which Africa and South America were part of the same continent, Conversations in Gondwana proposes to bring the history and reality of countries belonging to these regions in contact through exchange between artists, curators and researchers. The goal is to create a platform for research and experimentation in contemporary art that involves the two continents.
About Juliana Caffé:
Caffé was born in 1983 in SÃ£o Paulo, Brazil. She holds postgraduate specialisation in Curatorship from the University of Cape Town – UCT (South Africa); Art: History, Criticism and Curating, and in Urban Planning and Environment from the Pontifcal Catholic University of SÃ£o Paulo, and a BA degree in Law from the same institution. Currently, she co-curates the Conversations in Gondwana project, a platform of research, experimentation and studies in contemporary art between Africa and South America, and the Cambridge Artistic Residency, a project which puts forward artistic and cultural proposals in the OcupaÃ§Ã£o Hotel Cambridge, an occupied building in downtown SÃ£o Paulo. This project was the recipient of the 2016 APCA award for ‘Urban Appropriation’. In 2017 she was selected for the seminar of Independent Curators International (ICI) in Accra, Ghana. She has also worked at AssociaÃ§Ã£o Cultural Videobrasil on the programming team which, since 2013, has produced several publications, and two editions of the Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil, amongst other exhibitions.
RSVP by emailing Michaela Limberis on michaela.limberis@zeitzmoc