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Watch / Ideas To Make The World Bearable

July 12 @ 12:00 pm - September 22 @ 5:00 pm PDT

July 12 – September 22, Massy Arts will host, Ideas To Make The World Bearable, a new exhibition by artists Rafael Zen (Brazil/Canada), Khalil Alomar (Lebanon/Canada) and Brazilian art collective Lote84.

The show will present the web series Ideas To Make The World Bearable, a political education project that Zen organizes and coordinates in South America. Through a 10-class workshop the artist presented and discussed philosophical, political and poetic theories about togetherness, community building, post-identity, decoloniality, and anti-capitalism.

For the show, Zen and Alomar will create new collage and assemblage pieces as a take over of Massy Arts’ windows, and release the web series with English captions for North-America through Massy’s webpage.

Click here to know more about the show

Click here to register for the opening reception

Click here to read Massy Arts’ interview with Rafael Zen

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Click below and watch the show.

Press the Closed Caption button on Youtube for English subtitles.

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Ep 01 /// Culture as Virus and the Shock of Coloniality

Ep 02 /// Linguistic Life & Cultural Lies

Ep 03 /// Why To Monopolize Knowledge?

Ep 04 /// A Theory of Servitude

Ep 05 /// To Be a Self Created By Language

Ep 06 /// This Civilization’s Paranoia

Ep 07 /// Can The Subaltern Dream Utopias?

Ep 08 /// Making History and Reality

Ep 09 /// The Nomadic Reflection

Ep 10 /// Capitalist Identities and Disposable Bodies

Ep 11 /// Love and Civilization

Ep 12 /// Portrait and The Politics of Representation

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The Project

“Ideas to Make the World Bearable” (2020-2022) is an arts-philosophy-sociology course and streaming show organized by artist in residency Rafael Zen (Vancouver, Canada) for the Brazilian art collective Lote84, a virtual space where Zen and fellow students/researchers mediate debates on post-structuralism, decoloniality, anti-capitalist, post-identity and anarchic research throughout twelve episodes on season one.

The episodes are based on artworks by Vancouver-based artist Rafael Zen + sound works by Vancouver-based artist Khalil Alomar, based on experimentations around video collage + sound art + spoken poetry + spoken theory.

Poetically, the project allows the artists involved to experiment with the concept of an educational show built around different artistic processes – poetry reading, sound art, video collage, glitch art, and spoken theory.

By trying to reach a point where ideas can become as delirious as art itself, “Ideas to Make the World Bearable” also accepts the discontinuity of communication and information in post-global societies, creating a web of speeches that suggest more than admit, question more than give answers, and provoke thinking so it does not rest still.

To bring the workshop Ideas To Make the World Bearable to your city, contact through: info.rafaelzen@gmail.com

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July 12 @ 12:00 pm PDT
September 22 @ 5:00 pm PDT