Opening: Swinguerra by Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca


Welcome to the opening of Swinguerra, a film installation by Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca, on Thursday September 23, at 6 pm.

About the exhibition:
Swinguerra provides a deep and empathic view of contemporary Brazilian culture, at a moment of significant political and social tension. It takes its title from swingueira, a popular dance movement in the Northeast of Brazil, but with a slight spelling twist that makes the word end in guerra, meaning war. Wagner and de Burca’s work delves into expressions of popular culture in contemporary Brazil, and their complex relationship to gender, identity, conflict, and desire. The predominantly black bodies on the screen (many of nonbinary gender) are in many ways the focus of contemporary disputes around visibility, entitlement, and self-representation in Brazil, as elsewhere.

The artists will be present at the opening.

Information about COVID-19:
All visitors are required to register with their full name and contact information upon arrival, in accordance with the Norwegian Government COVID-19 guidelines. Please do not participate if you have any COVID-19 related symptoms.

September 23, 2021

18:00 - 20:00

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