Capacete

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...