what do we need then?
Lecture by Thiago de Paula Souza
Tuesday, 19.06.2018 | 7 pm | AdBK München / Auditorium
(Lecture in English)
Thiago de Paula Souza (São Paulo, BR) has been invited by Gabi Ngcobo, together with Nomaduma Rosa Masilela, Serubiri Moses, and Yvette Mutumba, to collaborate with her as the curatorial team of the 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art.
Thiago de Paula Souza lives and works in São Paulo, BR, where he worked as an educator at Museu AfroBrasil between 2014 and 2016. In 2016 he co-curated the exhibition Living On – In Other Words on Living? at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, AT. At the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo de Paula Souza joined the Accra Study Days team, organized by Gabi Ngcobo as part of the public program, and was also part of the Bienal’s Oficina de Imaginação Política (“political imagination workshop”). He collaborated with lanchonete.org, an artist-led cultural platform focused on daily life and progressive actions in contemporary cities with São Paulo as a reference point, and co-created We Cannot Build What We Cannot First Imagine (WCB WCFI), a visionary platform that gathers works and perspectives from racialized artists and thinkers. De Paula Souza currently researches on the depiction of art from South America and the African Diaspora in the German-speaking context. This research will soon extend to non-Western circumstances where he will investigate how the art communities engage in the deconstruction of hegemonic readings of histories.
A cooperation by Lothringer13_Florida with the seminar “Ästhetiken der Revolte” by Maria Muhle and the seminar “Tropicália – Perspektivwechsel 1968” by Frauke Zabel at the AdBK München.