PUBLIC COMMUNIQUÉ on Repression of Social Protest in Colombia
Writing has certain uses and effects that have been widely discussed. Witnessing, regulating, preserving memory, etc., are some of them. However, it is curious that little attention has been paid to the passage between writing and other registers of inscription, such as the body,
La escritura tiene unos usos y alcances que ya han sido abordados. Testimoniar, reglamentar, preservar la memoria, etc., son algunos de ellos. Sin embargo, resulta curioso que sea poca la atención que ha merecido el paso entre escritura y otros registros de inscripción, como el cuerpo, por ejemplo.
At a recent meeting of CARLA researchers, Carlos Correa, the researcher working (virtually) in Colombia recounted a conversation he had recently had with a Black actor – let’s call him Juan – who also participates in various cultural and solidarity activities to support marginal neighbourhoods. Juan vigorously contested the use of the term “anti-racism” in the CARLA project for three reasons.
Photograph by Edgar Corrêa Kanaykô, which will be shown at Véxoa: We Know, at Pinacoteca de São Paulo By Naine Terena  In the many conversations we have had in preparation for the exhibition Véxoa: We Know, which is due to open soon at Pinacoteca de São Paulo ,...
I was reading some reviews of a book by art critic Hal Foster, called What Comes After Farce? I think it is relevant for our CARLA project because it tackles the question of the political engagement of art in the current climate.
Yesterday (24 June 2020), a CARLA researcher, Jamille Dias, participated in a webinar, “Extracting Us: Creative engagements on the front lines”, with Brazlian Indigenous artists Denilson Baniwa, Edgar Xakriabá and Jaider Esbell.
“As an artist and an Indigenous person, my obligation is to keep Mr. Feliciano’s memory alive and present, so that his poetry and greatness will be known by as many people as possible. To care for his memory so that he’s present in our living thoughts, for to understand the past is to ensure that the future will be a positive experience for those to come”. Read Denilson Baniwa’s tribute to the great Desana artist Feliciano Lana, who passed away on May 12, 2020 in São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, after battling Covid-19.