Transnational Correspondence



Lucia Nogueira
Ends Without End, 1993
installation view, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Courtesy Anthony Reynolds Gallery © The artist. Photo: Gary Kirkham

Speakers include: Moacir dos Anjos, independent curator based in Brazil; Michael Asbury, TrAIN; Oriana Baddeley, TrAIN; Guilherme Bueno, EBA-PPGAV, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; Fernando Cocchiarali, Director, MAM-RJ – Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro; Gloria Ferreira, EBA-PPGAV; Deborah Cherry, TrAIN; Milton Machado, EBA-PPGAV; Toshio Watanabe, TrAIN; Paulo Venancio Filho, EBA-PPGAV; Isobel Whitelegg, Department of Art History &Theory, University of Essex; and Carlos Zilio, EBA-PPGAV.

Establishing a sustainable, dynamic field of knowledge regarding contemporary art from beyond Western Europe and the USA remains a persistent challenge. In response, Transnational Correspondence brings a group of Brazilian artists, writers and curators into dialogue with their UK contemporaries. Participants will consider how entwined national and international contexts are negotiated in producing, exhibiting and interpreting art.

With the support of Tate Modern, Camberwell College of Arts, Chelsea College of Art & Design and the Centre for Brazilian Studies, University of Oxford, this symposium forms part of our ongoing collaboration with EBA-PPGAV, the centre for post-graduate research at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. It coincides with the landmark Tate Modern exhibition Hélio Oiticica The Body of Colour and marks the launch of the TrAIN/EBA-PPGAV collaborative publication, Transnational Correspondence.


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    Transnational Correspondence

    Transnational Correspondence is a collaboration between TrAIN and PPGAV, the centre for fine art research of the School of Fine Arts, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. It stems from ongoing research carried out by TrAIN Research Fellow Dr Michael Asbury into the comparative reception of Brazilian art at national and international levels.
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    Dr Michael Asbury

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    I was born in Teresópolis, in the mountains of Rio de Janeiro, the son of British missionaries. After twenty years in Brazil I came to England to study engineering but fortunately to myself (and others) changed course and went on to complete an MA in The Study of Contemporary Art at Liverpool University and a PhD in the History and Theory of Art at The London Institute (now UAL).
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