Procedures from Shadows: Black and Indigenous Art Practice in the Brazilian Context (APA2004.02)

Kenneth Bailey

“Procedure from Shadows”, brings together expertise in Social Justice and Brazilian contemporary art to explore the relationship between social interventions and visual art. The student will be encouraged to create new artistic responses through weaving Brazilian artist´s experiences and stories with social engagement.

This class will focus on lesser known Black and Indigenous contemporary artists and ways of art making from Brazil. We will look at current and historical art procedures developed by Black and Indigenous Brazilian artists. We will explore what the motivations were for crafting these procedures as a way of forming art practices, as well as how the artwork that came out of them reflected the political and cultural contexts the artists found themselves within. Students will also explore the procedures from their own stances as artists, by making their own work based upon the procedures we cover in the course.

Kenneth Bailey is the co-Founder and Strategy Lead at the Design Studio for Social Intervention. With over three decades of experience in community practice, he brings a unique perspective on the ethics of design in relation to community engagement, the arts and cultural action. Tiago Gualberto is a visual artist and a researcher, and will be joining this class periodically.


Learning Outcomes:
Ways of Art-Making
Historical Art Procedures
Political and Cultural Contexts of Artists

Delivery Method: Fully remote
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
M/Th 1:40PM - 3:30PM (2nd seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 25
Course Frequency: One time only

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