In order to start up its actions, CEIA proposed an event called THE VISIBLE AND THE INVISIBLE IN TODAY’S ART, made up of a digital art exhibition, an international video show, and an international cycle of lectures.
These three activities aimed mainly at discussing the contemporary art production, taking into consideration the importance of the concepts of visibility and invisibility in this context.
Regarded by O Estado de Minas Newspaper as “one of the most significant cultural happenings of the year”, this cycle counted on the participation of 14 lecturers coming from different countries, namely Brazil, South Africa, Finland, England, Cameroon, Argentina, Holland and Poland.
Period: September 11th through 21st, 2001.
Venue: UFMG’s School of Fine Arts in Belo Horizonte
Exhibition BEHIND THE SCREEN
It is a collective and itinerant exhibition that featured digital works (in printed versions) by Brazilian, Finnish and English artists. The first exhibition was held in Belo Horizonte, and then headed for Finland and England.
International Video Show
THE VIEW OF A SOUTHAFRICAN VIDEOMAKER
This show, organized by South African videomaker Jose Ferreira, founder of South Africa Foundation, brought never-before-seen productions, result of this artist’s personal research, including works by Angela Ferreira Mangalan / Gonçalo Mabuda, Willem Boshof, José Ferreira, Francies Goodman, Greg Streak, Robin Rhode, Andries Botha, Michel Petchkovsky, Stephan Hobbs, Tracy Rose and Willam Kentridge.
Cycle of Lectures
The lectures given are registered in the book The Visible and the Invisible in Today’s Art, published by CEIA in 2003.