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|A Glimmer of Freedom
organized by Marzia Bruno
April 8 - May 6, 2017
Ex-Concentration Camp, Chão Bom
Tarrafal, Santiago Island, Cape Verde
9 am-5 pm daily
Saturday, April 8, 4 pm
Featuring work by:
César Schofield Cardoso
A Franchise Exhibition Program exhibition.
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César Schofield Cardoso, 2017
A Glimmer of Freedom invites artists to envision the personal stories of those directly affected by Tarrafal's prison camp, which was active between 1936 and 1974. Bringing together different creative expressions within the camp’s boundaries, the exhibition proposes alternative ways of looking at the legacy of colonialism.
Stories of survival and works of art are combined to highlight current issues and challenges related to remnants of colonialism, moving visitors to look into the past and question new creations. Site-specific installations inside the cells are treated as an experimental laboratory and incubator, allowing for new expressions of freedom to emerge. Each cell contains interventions inspired by its history of use, whether as a cafeteria, an infirmary, or as the infamous “frying pan cell,” the site of the most atrocious form of punishment perpetrated at the Tarrafal prison camp.
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.