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Brazil in the collective conscience

07.11.12 26.11.12

During the month of October the Brazilian artist Amanda Coimbra will be developing a project in collaboration with other Argentine artists. Amanda seeks to investigate images of Brazil that we, as Argentines have in our collective conscience, asking those involved in the project to draw these images, for Amanda to construct -through the cliché-verre process– a large mural that expresses the collective ideas of Argentines about her country.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Argentina and Brazil are neighboring countries who have always had a very strong relationship that flows between friendship, respect, and rivalry. Today with the democratization that digital photography has created, even argentines who have never visited Brazil already know the country through thousands of images. During our lives we accumulate impressions and even memories of places all over the world, even if we have not visited them personally, because of the circulation of an infinite amount of photographs. The objective of the project is to search for, and find Brazil in the argentine collective consciousness through the “Cliché-verre” process.

Cliché-verre is a process that integrates photography and drawing. A drawing made on a transparent material is placed on top of the photographic paper when exposing it to light in the darkroom. Using this process, the project proposes to ask distinct argentines that they draw on a piece of acetate what they feel symbolizes Brazil. These drawings are then used as negatives in the darkroom and are transformed into photographs.

The idea is to produce produce photographs through drawings as a way to address the ambiguity existent between photography and memory. Establishing a strong link of collaboration and dialogue between both countries can reveal to us how the Brazilians are perceived, and how much we have in common.

GUESTS ARGENTINE CREATORS

Eloy Alazard / Lucas Blanco / Mariana Benelbas / Pablo Bertuzzi / Ramiro Guevara / Cecilia Leiva / Nicolás Masllorens / Eduardo Molinari / Raúl Montini / Adriana Moracci / Daniela Moreno / Patricio Morrison / Laly Nagel / Walter Orlandi / Nadia Patrian / Diego Perrotta / Julián Pesce / Mariana Picollo/ Felix Torrez / Nicolás Testoni / Rita Yanover / Valeria Zamparolo.

BIO
Amanda Coimbra
Brasil.

STUDIES
BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA.
Exchang,  Burren College of Art,  Irlanda.

EXPOSITIONS
2011 | BFA Exhibition, en School of the Art Institute of Chicago. USA.
2009 | Picture Berlín, APPARTEMENT, y Last Call,  Berlín, Germany.
2009 | Personas to March: Burren College of Art Undergraduate Exhibition, Irlanda.
2008-2009 | Nippon Steel U.S.A. Inc., 16th Annual Art Appreciation Program: Presidential Award Exhibitions. Chicago, USA.
2008 | ArTBash, en Betty Rymer Gallery.

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

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International Airport

Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires

Buses

38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)

Subway/Metro

D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')

Train

Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

Open Call #4
Residencies 2021-2022
Deadline October 31, 2021

 

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