Exhibitions Fellowship Publications Events Support General
apexart :: Public Program :: Cultivating a Laboratory of Dreams
A Glimmer of Freedom
Public Program - Cape Verde
Cultivating a Laboratory of Dreams

Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 11 am

Ex-Concentration Camp, Chão Bom
Tarrafal, Santiago Island, Cape Verde

This arts and crafts workshop for children will encourage them to dream big and create projects which will later be on view as part of A Glimmer of Freedom. Facilitated by Marzia Bruno.

Children playing at the camp

Everyone's dreams must be encouraged and celebrated. This creative workshop is designed for the children who live on the grounds of Camp Chão Bom, a former concentration camp in Tarrafal, Cape Verde. Through arts and other educational projects, the children of the camp will be encouraged to use art as a vehicle for communication and transmission, to offer new visions of hope within the camp. The projects resulting from this one-day workshop will be included in the exhibition Glimmer of Freedom.

This event is free and open to the public.

Marzia Bruno is an Italian Ph.D. researcher at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Porto. She also holds a Master's degree in Art Studies - Museum and Curatorial Studies from the same institution. In her research, Bruno focuses on the internationalization of contemporary art and relevant explanatory strategies. Using traveling exhibitions as a point of departure, she develops an alternative framework for the constraints, mechanisms, and implementation processes for contemporary art exhibitions. Through this shift of settings for a traveling exhibition – in which the peculiarity is that there is a traveling idea instead of traveling artworks – she successfully planned, executed, and managed a series of three contemporary art exhibitions (two in Portugal and one in Cape Verde), and carried out educational experiences for its visitors.

apexart's programs are supported in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Buhl Foundation, the Degenstein Foundation, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., Affirmation Arts Fund, the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Fifth Floor Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
291 church street new york, ny 10013   tu-sat 11am-6pm    212.431.5270

   support apexart