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  • brumadinho – mining tragedy

    how to write about a disaster that killed more than 230 people, while over 30 are still missing? words don’t cover the tragedy of missing members in each household, the polluted environment and its current and future social, economical and environmental challenges for the communities along the rio doce. the rupture of vale’s tailing dam…

  • CRIA – the world of play

    CRIA – deriving from the portuguese crianças (children) – is an exhibition initially intended for little humans to play, engage and experience. in an intimate setting at minas tênis clube in belo horizonte in minas gerais brazil, the exposition invites, however, adults to tag along with their smaller companions. artists like stela barbieri, o grivo,…

  • art and ecology: revitalising (post)-industrial landscapes?

    very excited of being invited to present my work on art as a driving force in revitalisation processes at the instituto de filosofo e ciências humanas, unicamp. my talk focuses on revitalisation processes and philanthropic capitalism in japan, in particular the benesse art site in rural naoshima and its recent collaboration with china. additionally, I…

  • SPArte – são paulo’s art fair

    SPArte, the biggest art fair in são paulo, brazil, opened today with only very few examples on indigenous livelihood. luis gonzález palma, is one of them. galeria de babel dedicated a solo show to the guatemalan artist. born in 1957, gonzalez palma lives and works in argentina. in his photographs he traces people with mayan…

  • hi!hill – hong kong

    hi!hill provides a full sensory experience! located at the chuen lung village in tsuen wan, north of hong kong, local yum cha producers offer delicious food, nature invites with incredible hike trails and community life give a glimpse of a sense of belonging. the public art project embraces the arts in this local setting with…

  • art basel – hong kong

    art basel, probably the most famous art fair around the world, traveled to hong kong also this year. I indulged in a two floors journey through the asian art market, looking for examples how and if indigenous art is presented. whereas the main topic of lots of participating artists circled around questions of identity, only…