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  • With the Election of Jair Bolsonaro as President, Brazilia …

    2018.10.31 · With the Election of Jair Bolsonaro as President, Brazilian Museums Must Become Centres for Promoting Democratic Values – 随着Jair Bolsonaro当选为总统,巴西博物馆必须成为促进民主价值的中心。已关闭评论

    It was a regular Sunday in October in São Paulo – sunny and chilly. My original plan was to walk towards Paulista Avenue – one of the city’s main thoroughfares – to see the exhibition ‘Afro Atlantic Histories’ at MASP (the São Paulo Art Museum), which was closing that day. The survey – included 450 works by 214 artists from Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean and Europe, and spanned five centuries – promised to weave together multiple strands of Afro-Atlantic visual culture and provide a starting point for discussing colonial legacies and identity politics. Brazil was one of the last major countries in the world to abolish slavery and has the largest African-descendent population in the planet – it’s about time these pressing issues appear in art programmes. On my way to the show, I bumped into a demonstration in support Jair Bolsonaro – the far-right politician who was, after this writing, elected President by a wide-margin – that stretched for a few blocks of the avenue’s extension. Speakers, placed in front of the museum, amplified his delusional and repulsive speech and blasted it toward anyone entering MASP. I suspect this was deliberate. – 这是十月Paulo的一个晴朗的星期日,阳光明媚,寒冷刺骨。我最初的计划是步行到保利斯塔大街——这个城市的主要通道之一——去看那天即将关闭的MASP(圣保罗艺术博物馆)的“非洲大西洋历史”展览。这项调查包括了来自非洲、美洲、加勒比和欧洲的214位艺术家创作的450幅作品,跨越了五个世纪。调查承诺将把非洲-大西洋视觉文化的多条线交织在一起,为讨论殖民遗产和身份政治提供一个起点。巴西是世界上最后一个废除奴隶制的主要国家之一,也是这个星球上非洲后裔人口最多的国家之一——这些紧迫的问题应该出现在艺术节目中了。在我去演出的路上,我碰巧遇到了支持Jair Bolsonaro的示威游行,Jair Bolsonaro是极右派政治家,在写完这篇文章后,他以很大的优势当选总统。站在博物馆前面的发言者放大了他的妄想和令人反感的演讲,并向任何进入MASP的人猛烈抨击。我怀疑这是故意的。