Cruzamentos: A Symposium on Contemporary Art and Film in Brazil
Via Brasil is the Wexner Center’s multidisciplinary initiative focusing on contemporary art and culture in Brazil made possible by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Art lovers and Brazilophiles won’t want to miss this major symposium featuring artists from the Cruzamentos exhibition and documentary film series, Brazilian and Wexner Center curators, and other notable scholars, including expert voices from Ohio State.
See the symposium schedule and list of participants below. The symposium is free and open to the public, but preregistration is suggested.
After the symposium, please join us for a screening of Eduardo Coutinho's landmark documentary Twenty Years Later, screening at 7 PM in the Film/Video Theater (tickets available here) or to explore Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil, on view in the galleries until 8 PM (gallery admission this evening is complimentary for symposium attendees).
Via Brasil is organized by the Wexner Center for the Arts and made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Lead support provided by Morgan Stanley.
Cruzamentos: A Symposium on Contemporary Art and Film in Brazil is cosponsored by Ohio State’s Center for Latin American Studies.
Special thanks to the Embassy of Brazil in Washington, DC, for its invaluable guidance and assistance in promoting Via Brasil among its many constituents.
Wednesday, March 26
Wexner Center Galleries
Denise Carvalho (Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow for Via Brasil) will present a public conversation with graduate students who have participated in her seminar on 21st Century Brazilian Art and Film on the themes of the Cruzamentos exhibition.
Thursday, March 27
Welcome and remarks
Sherri Geldin, Director, Wexner Center for the Arts
Cruzamentos: Honoring the Legacy, Creating the Contemporary
Conversation Moderator: Kris Paulsen, assistant professor, History of Art, The Ohio State University
11:15 AM–12:15 PM
Inside/Outside: Framing Space
Conversation Moderator: Cristiana Tejo, coordinator of education at Fundacão Joaquim Nabuco and independent curator
Break for lunch
Memory and Place
Conversation Moderator: Jennifer Lange, co-curator of Cruzamentos and Film/Video Studio Program curator, Wexner Center for the Arts
Narrative Tension: Fiction and Documentary
Fernão Pessoa Ramos, professor in the Department of Cinema Studies/Arts Institute at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP)
Cao Guimarães, visual artist
Conversation Moderator: Chris Stults, associate curator, film/video, Wexner Center for the Arts
Closing reception in Mershon Lobby
Free for all audiences
Preregistration is suggested.
VIA BRASIL MADE POSSIBLE BY
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
LEAD SUPPORT FOR VIA BRASIL
VIA BRASIL SPECIAL THANKS
Embassy of Brazil in Washington, DC
GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT
FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council