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  • Exposibram2019

    exposibram 2019 in belo horizonte, brazil is coming to an end. the biggest mining fair and congress in latin america takes place from september 9-12 with an initial minute of silence to commemorate the victims of brumadinho. although the families drew attention to the pain and struggle with banners and photos of their beloved ones…

  • architecture shift in poland

    the polish urban landscape changed drastically in the last 10-15 years. after the fall of communism in 1989, fundings from the EU and investments triggered revitalisation projects, new museums, cultural centres and monuments as signs of a regained identity and history. highways, roads and train tracks further connected and revived the country. however, the free…

  • 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…