Worstward Ho! Art and State Violence
by Paulo Miyada
Wednesday 30 September 2020, 19.00 - 20.30
A lecture on art and totalitarianism departing from Brazilian experiences from the 1960s and from today. Curator and researcher Paulo Miyada will address how artists faced Brazilian military dictatorship (1964-1985) systematic and violent attempts to dismantle educational, social, political and artistic initiatives. By reflecting on how artistic practices may embody practices of insubordination to censorship and control, the discussion will also reflect on the current state of cultural and political disputes.
Installation view of AI-5 50 ANOS: Ainda não terminou de acabar (AI-5 50 YEARS: It Still Isn't Over Yet) at Instituto Tomie Ohtake, 2018. Paintings: Samuel Szpigel, Direita, Volver! (Rightward Ho!, 1964) and Baionetas (Bayonets, 1966); Wallpaper: Copies of Jornal do Brasil cover from December 14, 1968. Photo: Ricardo Miyada.