There’s something unique about the Museu do Percurso do Negro in Porto Alegre: the museum invites visitors to map out a path through the city’s historic downtown in order to see the works from its collection, which are installed at key points for the social and cultural memory of Africans and their descendants. Visitors can choose their preferred route, but are suggested to start with “Tambor”, in Praça Brigadeiro Sampaio, since it is a collective work and is located at the first black landmark of Porto Alegre. Afterwards, visitors can make their way to the Public Market to visit the “Bará do Mercado”, passing by “Pegada Africana” in Praça da Alfândega, and finally “Painel Africano” at Largo Glênio Peres. The concept of the museum was developed collectively by the local black community, with the intention of reviving the city’s landmarks of African origin, which were gradually being erased, turning black men and women historically invisible. In addition to the works of art, the museum also organizes talks and discussions with the local community.
Museu de Percurso do Negro in Porto Alegre
Porto Alegre, Brazil
"Pegada Africana" by artist Vinícius Vieira is installed at Praça da Alfândega. Photo: Kin Viana
Arte e descolonização
São Paulo, Brazil
18 October - 19 October 2018
Histórias afro-atlânticas: filmes & vídeos
São Paulo, Brazil
13 October - 16 October 2018
Pierre Verger no MON
Museu Oscar Niemeyer
27 September - 10 March 2019
La condena doméstica o las sombras de las rocas o la otra cosa - Raily Stiven Yance
Caracas, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
16 September - 18 November 2018
Sorte, sector sorte. Leo Álvarez
Carmen Araujo Arte
Carracas, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
30 September - 04 November 2018
Genote. Pablo Vargas Lugo
Mexico D.F, Mexico
20 September - 17 November 2018
Common Ground Risa Puno
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Ridgefield, United States
15 June - 01 November 2018
Infinito - Ana María Devis
FLORA ars + natura
23 August - 01 November 2018
25 October - 28 October 2018
10th Berlin Biennale
Johanna Unzueta – Where Industrial Buildings Come in Pocket Sizes
Interested in the history of industrial materials, the Chilean artist connects industrialization, colonization and capitalism.
Cheikh Anta Diop
Senegalese cultural theorist committed himself to a life-long project of decolonizing the African humanities.
An Urgent Recognition
Beto Shwafaty visits an exhibition about artists of African descent and wonders why Afro-Brazilian culture is still marginalized.
The ABCs of Dalton Paula
From Africa to Bahia and, of Course, Cuba
Artist Dalton Paula talks about his interest in drawing, Black history, performance, botany, and Afro-Brazilian religious practices.
Remembering Dak'art 2016
Changing Directions Whenever Necessary
Solange Farkas was one of the guest curators of Dak'Art 2016. C& talked to her.
33ª Bienal de São Paulo – Affective Affinities
Breaking away from the single-theme model, the 33rd Bienal de São Paulo features twelve individual projects and seven group shows.
Conference Echoes of the South Atlantic
Yolanda Chois – Searching for Paths Towards Safer Shores
The Colombian curator wonders how to communicate through art the relationship between people and the territories they inhabit.
The exhibition set out to highlight the importance of artists of African descent in the history of Brazilian art.
Images and Justice
How Do Black Lives Matter in MoMA’s Collection?
In this essay, Thomas J. Lax examines the links between racial violence and its visual documentation and relevance.