Presented by Center for Latin American Visual Studies
Co-organized by UT Department of Art and Art History Assistant Professor of Art History and Associate Director of the Center for Latin American Visual Studies (CLAVIS) Adele Nelson and Director of the Visual Arts Center MacKenzie Stevens, Social Fabric will bring together emerging and mid-career Brazilian contemporary artists whose work contends with and is responsive to the democratic erosion in Brazil. Nelson and Stevens position Social Fabric as ideally suited for a university context, and specifically the University of Texas at Austin, because of its strong multidisciplinary faculty working on Brazilian subjects.
“Social Fabric asks us to consider recent political and social changes in Brazil alongside the country’s complicated history and to engage in interdisciplinary inquiry between art history, cultural studies, history, political science and other disciplines,” say Nelson and Stevens.
The exhibition will feature artists whose work is overtly political, blurring the boundary between art and activism; those whose work engages with environmental issues; and those who consider identity politics and freedom of expression. The exhibition includes artists living and working in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s most populous cities, as well as those from and in some cases still residing in the interior, Amazon, and Northeast of the country—regions long considered peripheral.
Opens: September, 2021
Closes: December, 2021
To make special arrangements for your course, contact:
Adele Nelson, Associate Director
Date and Time
Visual Arts Center 2301 San Jacinto Blvd Austin Texas 78712