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Invitation to Defense of Fernanda Ferreira Marcondes Nogueira

Event Label
Organisational Units
Art Theory and Cultural Studies
Location Description
Online via Zoom

The Ph.D. in Practice Program of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna kindly invites you to the Defense of Fernanda Ferreira Marcondes Nogueira’s dissertation project The Brazilian Porn Art Movement Inside Out: A Collective Narration for a Topos of Desire and Resilience.

The Defense Committee is made up of: Dr. Ruby Jana Sircar (chair), Univ.-Prof. Dr. Renate Lorenz und Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Anette Baldauf (1st and 2nd supervisor), and Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ricardo Basbaum (external appraiser, UFF Universidade Federal Fluminense).

Why does an artistic manifestation remain excluded from History? How can the disruptive power of actions that took place in the past continue in the present? What kind of operations are involved in making such memories public? The research project The Brazilian Porn Art Movement Inside Out: a Collective Narration for a Topos of Desire and Resilience addresses such questions in the process of telling the histories of the Porn Art Movement in Brazil in the 1980s that remained absent from any local or world historiography of art before this genealogical research project started. This dissertation seeks to understand what happened in the decline of the military dictatorship in Brazil and how a specific artistic practice - Porn Art - has contributed to building a democratic public sphere. The following critical essays reflect on how people responded aesthetically and politically to their present. The narratives of seduction/sedition on the relationship between art, poetry, and pornography utilize counter-methodologies that acknowledge life experiences, affections, and particularities of that territory. Along with the theoretical analysis of this artistic and poetic initiative, they are a stratigraphy of the remains of the Porn Art Movement that aim to contribute to the formation of queer/kuir/cuir/bicha cartographies and historiographies from/of the South involving both body and poetry, as well as gender activism, to finally join other memories of struggles and artistic acts of resistance in Latin America.

Fernanda Nogueira (b. 1982, São Paulo) [they, she] is a researcher of social and political dimensions of the arts, an art historian, literary critic, and curator. She received a bachelor's degree in Letters (Portuguese and Spanish), a licentiate degree in Education, and a master's degree in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature from the University of São Paulo. She also pursued a professional master's degree in Museum Studies and Critical Theory through the Independent Studies Program at the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art in association with the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Her research project developed in the Ph.D. in Practice program was granted the Full Doctorate Abroad Fellowship from CAPES Foundation, Ministry of Education (Brazil), and the Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Please join us for the defense presentation. The event will take place online.

Zoom Meeting Link:
Meeting-ID: 972 1041 9654
Passcode: #573$#

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you all.