Intersections In Contemporary Art: José Carlos Teixeira

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Presented In collaboration with the Case Western Reserve University Department of Art History and Art and the The Cleveland Institute of Art.

This program is part of the Intersections in Contemporary Art series which explores issues that have become central to contemporary art and places emphasis on the productive intersections of art as research, art as engagement, and art as politics. Through video screenings and artist talks, this series creates a space for exchange and dialogue among academic communities, art audiences, and the general public.


José Carlos Teixeira is the Champney Family Visiting Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA). This program will include a video screening of his participatory and socially-engaged projects: Deviation and Consequence, towards a new (r)evolution, Between Clarity and Fog, and Being Other (a new community). Teixeira’s research-based work involves video-essay, installation, text and photography. Notions of identity, otherness, language, history, boundary, exile and displacement, are recurrent themes in his interdisciplinary practice. Through an anthropological approach, he explores the limits of personal and social territories, and the definition of physical and psychological spaces. Invested in performative strategies and participatory structures, he focuses on collaboration and dialogue, therefore incorporating multiple voices into his audiovisual projects. The relationship with, and the representation of otherness occupy a central role in his political, ethical and aesthetic materializations. Teixeira is concerned with generating an encounter and framing the moment without absolute control of the outcome. He is open to what the situation and the participants have to offer, and interested in creating communities where co-authorship might occur.

Teixeira's work has been shown nationally and internationally, in venues such as Hammer Museum, Art Interactive (Boston), Museum of the City of New York, DAZ (Berlin), Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin (Paris), National Center for Contemporary Art (Moscow), Hélio Oiticica Art Center (Rio de Janeiro), S.P. Cultural Center (São Paulo), and to name a few. Teixeira is represented in several art collections, and he has been the recipient of a Fulbright Grant.
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