FRESH MILK at the 18th International Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil

FRESH MILK is very pleased to be in Sao Paulo to participate in the 18th Festival de Arte Contemporanea SESC Videobrasil – 30 Anos Panoramos do Sul. Founding director of Fresh Milk Annalee Davis will be taking part in the 3rd Focus group of the festival’s public programming, which centers on artist residencies. She will be presenting at a panel titled ‘Hospitality and the politics of mobility’ on November 10, 2013.

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Focus 3 | Residences and Routes to Art Research

From the late 1980s on, economic globalization has directly influenced the sphere of cultural exchanges, driving the reinvention of the avenues for creation and artistic exchange. That has paved the way for practice- and research-oriented networks capable of reversing the knowledge flow, which moved from North to South up until then. The focus Residences and Routes to Art Research will discuss how artistic residency experiences reverberate upon the dynamics of collaboration between agents and institutions that relate to art, culture, and various spheres of society.

Hospitality and the politics of mobility
November 10, 11 a.m. — Sesc Pompeia / Galpão

The growing circulation of goods and human capital brought about by globalization is accompanied by the reaffirmation of differences and the closing of borders. In times of increased mobility and the worsening of identity disputes, the act of welcoming becomes a political act. What values permeate hospitality? How does artistic research in displacement interfere with the spaces and agents that deal with the permeability of current borders?


Aaron Cezar (Mamou, USA, 1977) Dancer and cultural producer. Director of the Delfina Foundation, which focuses on cultural exchange between the United Kingdom, the Middle East and Africa.

Annalee Davis (St. Michael, Barbados, 1963) Founder of the Fresh Milk Art Platform Inc and Visual Arist. Her work explores notions of home, longing and belonging within the  larger context of a post-colonial Caribbean history and is concerned with the impact of tourism on the shifting physical landscapes of the archipelago.

Koyo Kouoh (Douala, Cameroon, 1967) Curator. Founder and director of the RAWMaterial Company, an art center in Dakar, Senegal. She has curated international African contemporary art shows.

Moderator: Amilcar Packer (Santiago de Chile, 1974) Artist whose practice displaces, subverts, and re-contextualizes commonplace objects, architecture, and the human body in actions and recordings. He has featured in the Biennale of Sydney (2004).

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