Terremoto 9. Dorothée Dupuis (ed). Terremoto & Motto Books.

Posted in art, distribution, magazines, Motto Books, Wholesale on July 14th, 2017
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In 1985, British movie director Terry Gilliam releases Brazil, a free adaptation of George Orwell’s novel 1984 (currently hitting again best-seller list in the USA). Borrowing its title from Ary Barroso’s song Brazil, after Gilliam allegedly heard it while scouting in a horrible small industrial town in the north of England, the movie is a fable about humanity’s alienation in contemporary bureaucratic and capitalist systems, and affirms the power of imagination, dream, and affect as potential tools of resistance and escape in a surrealistic, post-Monty Python tone.

2017: in Brazil, the repercussion of “Lava Jato Operation” now infiltrates all layers of the Brazilian upper class and beyond, and will likely force Michel Temer, Brazil’s coup-monger president, to move out of the presidential house imminently, and this time, not because of alleged ghosts. The “Brazilian Miracle” is definitely outdated, and the major non-Hispanic country of Latin America is experiencing the worst political and institutional crisis of its history. On the other hand, a national council of Mexican indigenous groups backed by the Zapatista rebels just selected Maria de Jésus Patricio Martínez, a Nahua woman, as the country’s first indigenous presidential candidate. This as Mexico is said to enter the world’s 10 largest economies in the next few years, dangerously challenging its northern neighbor, for better or for worse.

Cards are shuffling quickly in the Americas and it seems that what we once expected from the north or the south might soon not matter anymore. Could it be time to reconsider our origins, to invent a new future, to finally get rid of our displaced modern ambitions and appropriate critically the performance of the exotic that cursed us for so long? In this issue of Terremoto, we will talk about places which don’t really exist as such, identities traded for others, landscapes that imprison us or, on the contrary, set us free, trying to set our landmarks aside as we look for a path towards new forms of consilience.

With contributions by: Fernanda Brenner, Tiago Carneiro da Cunha, Hank Willis Thomas, Modou Dieng, Devon Van Houten Maldonado, Pedro de Niemeyer Cesarino, Carolina Castro Jorquera, Cecilia Vicuña, Gabriel Mejía Abad, Marilia Loureiro, Pedro Victor Brandão, PDP (Public Display of Professionalism), Maria do Carmo M. P. de Pontes, Ilê Sartuzi, Ana Vaz, Luiz Roque, Cristiano Lenhardt, Bárbara Wagner, Benjamin de Burca, Paulina Ascencio, Fabiola Torres-Alaga, Alberto García del Castillo, César Zegarra, Susana Vargas Cervantes, Veronica Stigger.

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Terremoto 7 – La Vida Eterna. Dorothée Dupuis (ed.). Terremoto, Motto Books

Posted in 2016, distribution, magazines, Wholesale on October 25th, 2016
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Terremoto 7: Eternal Life

A move towards secularization–the minimization of the presence of religion in public life, has been driven by many modernizing governments and regimes during the 20th century. For many, religion remains the main explanation of worldly phenomena and institutional and familial logic, and its influence is usually persistent in the most intimate behaviors. However, lately religion has been portrayed in Western media as a source of violence and intolerance— forgoing its conciliatory role.

What is known as the “ontological turn” in contemporary anthropology is part of a pursuit to deconstruct the metaphysics and relativism underlying the very questions asked by the humanities about knowledge production and spirituality. Current work in social sciences, technology studies, science and the arts have continued to reshape the idea of spirituality by troubling Western canons, establishing a dialogue with manifold cosmologies to better understand the ways we can relate to the non human and the inhuman.

In Eternal Life, Terremoto seeks to explore accounts linked to the mystical, the spiritual, the carnal, and the incarnate in relation to the arts, but also within a broader cultural spectrum. Through such examination we move to reconcile desire with the awareness of sharing this earth and perhaps, the entire unbound universe, with other life forms and entities.

INDEX

Saskia Calderón by Nabil Ahmed and Manuela Moscoso; Daniel Garza Usabiaga on David Alfaro Siqueiros; Tobi Maier in conversation with Libidiunga Cardoso; Myriam Ben Salah in conversation with Martha Kirszenbaum; Sarah Schönfeld and Ashkan Sepahvand; Juliana Ossa on feminine religious mysticism in New Spain; François Bucher by Natalia Valencia; Eduardo Basualdo and Adriana Minoliti in conversation with Dorothée Dupuis; Noah Simblist on ethics in the art market; Fanny Drugeon on the Menil Collection; four poems by Frank Báez; Irmgard Emmelhainz on civil uprisings in Santa Fe in Mexico City; Trajal Harrell in conversation with Xavier Acarin.

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Terremoto 6. Dorothée Dupuis (ed.). Terremoto, Motto Books.

Posted in magazines on June 23rd, 2016
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The glare that a shadow can emit is evident in recent Latin American history, a history notoriously scored by oppression, violence, disappearances, and other painful secrets tossed into the gray areas of memory and to the margins of hegemonic historical accounts. In the shadow, you’re protected by the invisibility of marginalization—at the same time you’re made vulnerable by a lack of guarantees brought about through the neglect of the dominant power. The shadows that move through us are the constant reminder of what never changes: long-standing oppression and discrimination, perpetuated all around us in a political climate of abuse and tough luck. As we name them, draw their contours and seek to resolve their enigmas, we ask ourselves to what real end do we use artistic thought to gain awareness of those shadows? Can something change? Or are those ideas mere shadow play? 

Pigmentocracy in Contemporary Art

Susana Vargas Cervantes looks at the work of artists Zach Blas, Colectivo Zunga, Santiago Sierra and Erick Meyenberg through the concept of pigmentocracy. … — By Susana Vargas Cervantes

 

COMOClube

Amilcar Packer tells the story of Como_clube in Sao Paulo, a mutant platform for artistic creation and an environment of undisciplined living which favors free movement between genres, generations, political and socioeconomic situations, fostering performance-related productions. …

— By Amilcar Packer

 

Las Nietas de Nonó

Puerto Rican artists Sofia Gallisá and las Nietas de Nonó discuss their approach to the prison system in Puerto Rico and the cycle of poverty and racial and class discrimination that feeds it. …

— By Sofía Gallisá Muriente

 

Méthode Room

Guillaume Désanges talks about his experience developing the Méthode Room residency project at Archive House, within Theaster Gates’ Dorchester Project in South Side in Chicago. …

— Guillaume Désanges

 

Yɨsɨrihaɨ: Healing that rescues the shadow from genocide

Colombian artist Bárbara Santos gives an account of the making of the book Los Jaguares del Yuruparí (2015), which presents the outcome of more than 10 years of research conducted by indigenous young people from the communities of Pira-Parana in the Colombian Amazon -under the guidance of the traditional knowledge of their elders- on cultural and sacred knowledge related to the territory and its management. …

— By Bárbara Santos

 

 A discussion with contemporary Nicaraguan Artists

Mexican curator Oliver Martínez Kandt talks with Nicaraguan artists Raul Quintanilla, Patricia Belli, Fredman Barahona, Darling López and Alejandro de la Guerra about their relation with the social, ecological and cultural urgencies of their context. …

— By Oliver Martínez-Kandt

 

 

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LA Start-Up: A Reader. Dorothee Dupuis (Ed.). Lulu Press

Posted in Artist Book, books, distribution, exhibition catalogue on June 30th, 2015
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