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Artists’ Film International — Carolina Caycedo

19 Feb, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

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Marfa, Texas
Free

Apariciones / Apparitions

by Carolina Caycedo


Ballroom nominated Apariciones / Apparitions by Carolina Caycedo as the film selection for the 2019 season of Artists’ Film International (AFI). Organized in conjunction with Whitechapel Gallery, London, AFI is a program that showcases international artists working in film, video and animation.

Caycedo’s Apariciones depicts ghost-like dancers inhabiting the historic Los Angeles landmark, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. The brown, black, and queer bodies haunt these iconic and traditional spaces with dance and sensuous movements informed by the rituals of the Afro-Brazilian deity, Oxum, an Orisha (or goddess) representing water and sexual pleasure. The bodies of the dancers, or phantoms, become sources of knowledge, and their gaze holds the viewer accountable, something that is too often missing from history and art; inhabiting historically white spaces in ways that they have never been inhabited before.

 

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Artists' Film International

Organized in conjunction with Whitechapel Gallery, London, AFI is a program that showcases international artists working in film, video and animation.

Each international venue that participates in AFI nominates a moving image work from an artist who lives and works in their country. The 2019 AFI institutions are:

Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Serbia
The Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius, Lithuania
Centre for Contemporary Arts Afghanistan (CCAA), Kabul, Afghanistan
DocLab, Hanoi, Vietnam
Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
GAMeC (Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea) Bergamo, Italy
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
Istanbul Modern, Turkey
Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia (MAAT), Lisbon, Portugal
Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland
National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
Para/Site, Hong Kong
Project 88, Mumbai, India
Tromsø Kunstforening, Norway
Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
The Whitworth, Manchester, UK

AFI 2019 was organized by director & curator Laura Copelin.