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Dora Longo Bahia

Dora Longo Bahia

Nias Individual Fellow

Project title

Art after the supersession of art

Project description

In recent years, numerous authoritarian regimes have been installed, reminiscent of the dictatorships of the mid-20th century. These governments have not been able to manage the pandemic effectively, and their actions have shown an irresponsibility for the health and safety of their citizens. As a result, various collective initiatives have emerged to protest against these governments, drawing on aesthetic strategies that can be related to the actions of groups of artists and activists from the 1960s.

New aesthetic strategies must be developed to reflect the social, economic, and political changes that have occurred over the last 60 years. Dora Longo Bahia aims to investigate the social role of the contemporary artist, having as a starting point the supersession of art claimed by the Situationist International. The similarities and differences between groups as the SI and Provo will be highlighted and related to contemporary artist initiatives.

Selected publications

“Corpus Politicum.” Political Bodies, Gender and Race. Worldviews: Latin American Art and the Decolonial Turn. The Centre for Visual Culture, University of Cambridge / The Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity, Nation, UAL. (2021). Available at:
https://worldviews.online/4 or https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/581285098

“Almost a Cut-Up 1985 – 2021.” Art in Tension: Artists & Scholars in Conversation II. PLAS – Program in Latin American Studies, Princeton University. (2021). Available at:
https://plas.princeton.edu/events/2021/art-tension-artists-scholars-conversation-ii or https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/697202229

“Por uma arte revolucionária independente”. Rapsódia: Almanaque de filosofia e arte. N.12 (2018). Available at: https://www.revistas.usp.br/rapsodia/article/view/153430/150022
Available in English at: https://www.academia.edu/15399021/FOR_AN_INDEPENDENT_REVOLUTIONARY_ART