LOOP - Screen festival: All of Us
Curator: Kika Nicolela, with the collaboration of Videoformes and Demétrio Portugal
All of Us presents a diversity of personal approaches to various political themes. Some artists use visual metaphors to raise awareness; some, stress the need to remember crucial events; others, directly provoke situations with the aim to promote change. They deal with more than specific political issues. They raise another tricky question: which is the role of the artist in contemporary society? Is it a utopian (or pretentious) project to see art as an engine to change the fabric of our world? Or is it a necessity?