In 1983, despite the fact that electronic art had just arrived in Brazil, Associação Cultural Videobrasil organized the first edition of what would later become the International Electronic Art Festival, gathering a whole generation of Brazilian pioneers. More than 20 years later, the Festival has established itself as an event of international relevance. Every two years, the Festival brings groundbreaking work by cream-of-the-crop artists from all over the world to São Paulo. In keeping with the constant transformations in media and support, the curatorship has added installations, performances, VJs, CD-ROM art, and internet art to the program.
The Festival includes a competitive exhibition of so-called southern circuit and an extensive parallel program. Art shows, debates, and meetings introduce new ideas and art work, setting new guidelines for contemporary art in Brazil.
Exhibitions featuring work by prominent electronic artists are also part of the Festival. Brazilian pioneers such as Rafael França and Olhar Eletrônico, and international guests such as Nam June Paik, Bill Viola and Gary Hill, have featured in the event’s past editions. Each edition has a theme of its own. The Festival only accept works produced by artists born in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania.
With its new name, the International Contemporary Art Festival SESC Videobrasil opens enrollment for two different modalities of selection and prizes. Starting with the 2011 edition, the Southern Panoramas Competitive Exhibition will accept work of various natures: video, installation, performance, printed objects, and other artistic experiments. Enrollment is open up until March 10, 2011. In the Festival, due September 2011, the works selected will compete for a money prize and eight artist residency prizes, granted in partnership with institutions in Latin America, Europe, and Asia.
On the sidelines, the 1st Videobrasil Open Studio Prize will select young artists who live in São Paulo to create artwork in collaboration with others at the premises of Casa Tomada. The works will be produced in the first half of 2011 and will comprise an exhibition within the Festival. Enrollment for the Prize will remain open until October 29, 2010.
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