A 2 days art event in Porto Alegre (Brazil) 7 & 8th of July 2016
with artist Thomas Kilpper, Grupo Etcetera & Frans Jacobi/Synsmaskinen.
The “crisis of representation” is growing and the diffuse dialectical confrontation of “two models” is right now in tension on the political -and social- sphere. Democracy and all its institutions are in a critical moment. In this event we attempt to analyze the World Social Forum as a model of political representation – what remains of such counterforce process today ? and how such alternative models has been working before and how they might apply in contemporary situations – as the current political crisis in Brazil or the refugee/financial crisis of Europe.
Can we create a temporary platform to discuss these current events as seen from ‘the position of multiple utopias’ ? Where is the site for utopias -and alternative models- right now, when the reality show a deep and strong social division, a violent division ?
Thomas Kilpper, artist
Loreto Garin, Grupo Etcetera, artist group
Frederico Zukerfeld, Grupo Etcetera, artist group