Where Are Black Brazilian Artists in the History of Afro-diasporic Art? with Igor Simões

April 30, 2024, 5:30–7:00 PM

In this Research and Academic Program lecture, Igor Simões (State University of Rio Grande do Sul / Clark Fellow) will explore the absence of Black Brazilian artists in the context of the international debate on art and the history of Afrodiasporic art, speculating the US scenario, which is projected as if it occupied the protagonism of this production in the Americas. It should be noted that Brazil was the largest destination for the African diaspora and has the largest contingent of Black subjects outside the African continent.  How then to understand the absence that has been proven from the analysis of publications, exhibitions, and institutional collections that are dedicated to the theme? It is also intended to contribute to the understanding of the problem and possible strategies that help to change this situation.

Presented in person in the Clark auditorium. This lecture will be recorded and available to view on this page and the Clark’s YouTube channel on May 7.