Tony Camargo . The Brazil that I want

Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève, Genève, Switzerland

O Brasil que eu quero (The Brazil that I want) is a contemporary popular saying in Brazil. The sentence has been used to name cultural artifacts, including a popular sunday tv show and funk carioca songs. As a hashtag it brings together tons of viral internet memes. These images are creative and playful, and might act as inspiration for the imagination of a better future in dark times such as the current era in Brazil.

For the program presented in the digital platform of the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Luiz Roque chose recent audiovisual works from six brazilian artists and one uruguayan collective that fit very well the screening. Tony Camargo presents VP29, 2018, a work from the series videomódulos that suggests the utopia of transposing the place of painting, through new technical proposals, without abandoning the traditional physical character and presence of a canvas.



20 August 2020