In 2017 the art residency Capacete went to Athens to do its one year residency program in the frame of Documenta 14. The group is composed of twelve artists and researchers: ten from Latin America and two from Greece.  From this displacement came the idea of a partnership with ArtsEverywhere. With a polymorphous character this partnership involves multiples formats: from events as Queer City, to a series of texts written throughout the year by the residents. The texts, like the group, the country, and Documenta 14, have a heterogenous frame of repertoire and tend to explore what is out there and cannot be seen or seized; the texts borne out of these inquiries can be read below.

Make problems everywhere

Fabiana Faleiros, Rio de Janeiro 

Viva the fat ones, Viva the brown ones I want to be a woman without models to imitate To be a faggot you have to be brave Disobedience In spite of you I will be happy I don’t carry your semen I vomit your humiliation Woman, not submissive nor devoted...

On Pedagogical Turns and the Use of Time

Nikos Doulos, Amsterdam 
Gian Spina, Athens 

I can think. I can wait. I can fast. Hermann Hesse, Siddartha In recent years we have seen a strong increase in the construction of schools as art projects or as new propositions of producing knowledge. Curators and artists present themselves as educators, public programs have become a sort of...

Dissident Geographies: São Paulo, Athens, and Beyond

Jarri Castro, Athens 
Marta Echaves, Madrid 

An event called Queer City is, per se, an invitation to inhabit the oxymoron as an epistemological position. Can a queer city exist? What would it look like? Who would be the good queer citizen? Mavi asks a spectator to help her close her necklace. Michelle draws a square made...

Waiting for the After-Effects of Documenta 14 in Athens

Gian Spina, Athens 
Jota Mombaça, Natown, São Paulo, & Athens 

This article is part of a series of texts which are being produced throughout 2017 from Athens, Greece — a city which has been going through severe changes and now has the peculiarity of hosting one of the most influential international art festivals: Documenta 14. This series of eight articles...