Solange Farkas, founder and director of Videobrasil
Nurit Sharett, artist and current Red Gate Resident
Tao Hui, artist
Moderator: Tang Zehui, curator
On Friday, October 31, practicing video artists in Beijing will have a chance to meet with Solange Farkas, founder and director of Videobrasil. Farkas will give an introduction to Videobrasil and well announce an open call to participants for the Videobrasil 19th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil. Former participants Nurit Sharett, video artist from Israel, and Tao Hui, from China, will share their experiences from Videobrasil and their new works.
There has been an ongoing participation of Chinese artists in Videobrasil Festivals. This participation began in 2003 when Solange Farkas invited curator Shulin Zhao to present a program of young Chinese artists working with video.
Since then, around 30 Chinese artists have participated in several editions of the Festival; artist Liu Wei was awarded at Videobrasil 17th for the work Unforgettable Memory. For the upcoming festival, Videobrasil plans to have wider Chinese participation, not only with video, but all other mediums as well.
This event is co-organized by Videobrasil, Video Bureau and Red Gate Residency.
The Associação Cultural Videobrasil is dedicated to the fostering, dissemination and mapping of contemporary art as well as the public cultural promotion and exchange between artists, curators and researchers. Videobrasil devotes special attention to the production of the geopolitical South (Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, South and Southeast Asia, and Oceania) and supports an active network of international cooperation.
With a recognized pioneer 30 years trajectory, Videobrasil is active in the gaps of the art of present time, encouraging artistic experimentation. When the video art scene was just emerging in the country, Videobreasil created the first Brazilian festival of its kind and was essential in its consolidation. Later, the festival opened up to the electronic arts and began including performance art and other practices. Since 2011, it covers all contemporary artistic languages.