Choreographies of the Impossible

Choreographies of the Impossible

Conference: "Choreographies of the Impossible" -- the 35th São Paulo Biennial
SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2023

New Local Space is pleased to present a conference of artists and curators convening on the theme “Choreographies of the impossible”, the curatorial project of the 35th Bienal de São Paulo on Saturday, May 27.   This public meeting at NLS centers the methods of local cultural production that defy the forces of infrastructural and socio-economic neglect out of which they have been improvised. Bringing together practitioners working in Jamaica and Brazil, the conference serves as a space to approach emerging and shared epistemologies that allow us to create, cultivate and move in otherwise impossible spaces. Keynote speakers Diane Lima, and Hélio Menezes, both members of the curatorial team of the 35th Bienal de São Paulo, as well as Jamaica-based guest presenters including Camille Chedda, Gaama Gloria “Mama G” Simms, Oneika Russell, O’Neil Lawrence and Phillip Thomas will participate in an open forum.

This conference is presented in partnership with the Bienal de São Paulo. The Bienal de São Paulo was initiated in 1951 and is the second oldest art biennial in the world after the Venice Biennial. The current edition of the biennial, which takes place throughout 2023, is curated by Manuel Borja-Villel, art historian; Grada Kilomba, multidisciplinary artist, writer and theorist; Diane Lima, independent curator, writer and researcher; and Hélio Menezes, anthropologist, critic and researcher.

Saturday, May 27, 2023
10:00 am - 5:00 p.m.
New Local Space
190 Mountain View Avenue
Kingston 6

This event is free and open to the public and will not be livestreamed. Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be served. Limited spaces are available, RSVP at Eventbrite.

May 27, 2023 - 10:00 am