(Excerpt from 'International Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil' posted on e-flux. Found here http://www.e-flux.com/announcements/open-call-southern-panoramas)
The first edition of Videobrasil was held in 1983, bringing together a trailblazing generation of national artists and documentary and video makers.
Application period: 16 July–15 October 2012
From 16 July until 15 October 2012, artists from the southern circuit may submit up to three works in any languages or formats.
The International Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2013, and affirms its position as one of the major Brazilian initiatives for the dissemination of art. It so happens because it has always been a trailblazer, at first by dedicating to video art in a fledgling context and later by paying attention to artistic production from the geopolitical Southern countries, which are peripheral or only circumstantially settled into the art main system. The Southern Panoramas exhibition, the central segment of the Festival, toasts the art of that circuit, which covers Latin America, Caribbean, Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Oceania, and Southern Asia.
The Festival once again places itself under the sign of change in its 18th edition, a stance which has characterized its trajectory from the 1980s until now. Dynamism and restlessness mark the commitment to being ever-attentive to contemporary issues which in different ways guide the artistic experience in contemporaneity. For that reason, the Festival reinvents itself constantly: it reconfigures, expands, and improves its modes of selection, exhibition, and reflection.
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