Client: Institution / Confidential
Location: Museu Coleção Berardo, Portugal
Scope of work
_Installation on Site
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1968: The Fire of Ideas, curated by Inês Valle and shown at Museu Coleção Berardo was Marcelo Brodsky ‘s first exhibition in Portugal.
An exhibition that takes us on a journey through powerful images of students and workers’ demonstrations from the late ’60s. For instance, it approaches the Poor People’s March, idealized by Martin Luther King just before his assassination; protests against the Vietnam War held in Berlin, London, Amsterdam, Chicago, and Tokyo; and student campaigns against military regimes and dictatorships, in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, France, Senegal, Mozambique, and Portugal. Unveiling us crucial moments in the world history and how their consequences have shaped our notion of society.
In 1989, Fela Kuti stated, “We need to use everything we have to fight ignorance, oppression, and exploitation.” However, with all the pushbacks and recessions we keep witnessing, shouldn’t we be reviewing our revolution tactics? In the 50thanniversary of the global students and workers’ struggle, and in the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, this exhibition encourages us to reflect upon our struggles and our beliefs — and to say no to having our innate voices silenced.
Inês Valle is a transcultural curator, art consultant and writer based between London (UK) and Lagos (NIG); specializing in African and Aboriginal contemporary arts, international social engaged art practices, art and communities, and in intercultural dialogues. She is a Founder / Director of the CERA PROJECT, an itinerant art platform for art that falls outside of Eurocentric and Western narratives, which encourages critical engagement with contemporary global issues, fosters conversation between artists, curators, writers, scientists and collectors.
Valle holds a BA in Visual Arts and a MA in Curatorial Studies both at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon. She has collaborated with art organizations across the world, including in Argentina, Australia, Congo, France, New Zealand, Nigeria, Palestine, Portugal, Rwanda, United Kingdom, and Zimbabwe. Currently, she is working on a major museum exhibition of the Argentinian artist Marcelo Brodsky at Berardo Museum in Portugal, as well as to the first edition of FRAT– the first Art and Technology Festival in West Africa, that she co-founded with the HFactor Collective in Nigeria.
Inês Valle supports our VELVENOIR AFRICA/AUSTRALIA advisors with various residential, hospitality and commercial projects with her curatorial expertise and know-how as well as supports our clients with our VELVENOIR services throughout the entire development process.