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What If Women Ruled
the World? Yael Bartana

What If Women Ruled
the World? Yael Bartana

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8 December, 5pm

2018 

Foto: E se as mulheres governassem o mundo? [What if women ruled the world?] no Manchester International Festival 2017 


Nos preparativos para 2019, a Casa do Povo e o Goethe-Institut São Paulo recebem a artista Yael Bartana para uma conversa aberta sobre o capítulo paulistano do seu projeto em andamento E se as mulheres governassem o mundo? [What if women ruled the world?]


Yael parte de uma interpretação livre dos minutos finais do filme Dr. Fantástico, de Stanley Kubrick, quando homens, reunidos na "war room", estão prestes a levar nosso planeta à destruição. No projeto da artista, pensadoras, legisladoras, ativistas e cientistas se reúnem na Casa do Povo para elaborar um manifesto coletivo desenhado exclusivamente por mulheres para propor um outro mundo possível. 


Nascida em Israel, Yael Bartana desenvolve uma obra complexa que questiona narrativas oficiais e reinventa rituais como intuito de analisar a construção de identidade coletivas. Participou das principais bienais ao redor do mundo e teve uma retrospectiva da sua obra no MoMA PS1, se firmando como uma das principais artistas da atualidade.


Yael Bartana visitou diversas vezes a Casa do Povo em suas viagens recentes pelo Brasil. Encontrou na instituição um lugar que ecoa seu trabalho, que oscila entre uma crítica feroz ao modernismo e às suas utopias que anunciavam futuros nunca realizados, mas em nome das quais o presente é constantemente destruído. Em trabalhos mais recentes, usando o cinema, a performance e outros dispositivos, Yael Bartana criou novos rituais, fundou movimentos políticos, inventou narrativas nacionais extraoficiais e desenhou passados míticos, sugerindo que a imaginação é algo sério demais para ser deixada nas mãos dos políticos. 


Em 2017, inaugurou na fachada o neon Assim elas comemoram a vitória, num diálogo direto com a história da Casa do Povo. 

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Nossa Voz
Nossa Voz

Nossa Voz is a publication by Casa do Povo. Literally “Our Voice,” the newspaper existed alongside the institution from 1947 to 1964, with texts in Yiddish and Portuguese and an editorial profile aligned with left wing ideals. It was shut down by the military dictatorship, which forced editor-in-chief Hersch Schechter and other contributors into exile. Relaunched in 2014, it continues to dialogue with its historical premises while rethinking its editorial directives.


The editorial committee relies on representatives from a wide variety of areas, meeting regularly to discuss issues concerning the city, memory and artistic practices according to the current political situation.

The publication is distributed free of charge and can be obtained at Casa do Povo during hours of operation, at partner institutions and some commercial establishments in the neighborhood of Bom Retiro in São Paulo.


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