Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Brazil Initiative

Tiago Gualberto - A Call for Submissions: Rhode Island Takes on Brazil

February 14, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Afro-Brazilian contemporary artist Tiago Gualberto is partnering with the Brazil Initiative of Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs to bring a taste of Brazil to Providence, with the help of local artists. The exhibit, “A Clothesline to the Past,” calls for submissions of images from the community that remind participants of Brazil in some way, shape, or form. Those selected will then be intertwined with images from Gualberto’s own experiences to show the possible connections and disconnects between Brazil and the U.S.

The artist offers up the following questions as a suggestion for the themes to be sent by the participants: What are the possible connections between Brazil and the United States? What is the Brazil that we see from the United States?

Unlike traditional curation, this proposal is not only for artists but will be extended to anyone showing interest in sending their images and agreeing to participate in the project. The exhibit will be on display at the Atrium Gallery from March 21 through April 21. Each participant should send a maximum of three (3) digital, high-resolution images to diversityartexhibit@gmail.com by Sunday, February 19, 2017.

All submissions must follow the guidelines set forth by the Rhode Island State Council of the Arts (RISCA): no nudity, violence, or offensive or overtly political images will be accepted. Work will be exhibited by the artist after he makes the changes and touch-ups to the images for artistic purposes. By submitting work, participants agree to allow its use in whole or in part. The result of this collaborative process will be printed and hung on large clotheslines exhibit in the RISCA Atrium Gallery at 1 Capitol Hill in Providence.

If you have any specifics questions, please contact Ramon Stern, Brazil Initiative Program Manager at Ramon_Stern@brown.edu.