Arrived in Rio de Janeiro to the warmest of welcomes from the staff at Despina; Consuelo Bassanesi, Frederico Pellachin and Pablo Ferretti.
Settling into the rhythm of the city with visits to the Museu de Arte Moderna with exhibitions by Sonia Andrade '...bills', Zanine 100 years - Shape and Strength, and a selection of Films and Video works from the Itaú Cultural Collection.
And to A Gentil Carioca to see 'Yellow Fever' by Vivian Caccuri. The artist uses Yellow Fever (its history of migration and it's fever status on the body), to explore a history of Brazil. Full of generosity and detail to the material the subject of Yellow fever becomes a carrier bag for the history and speculative future of Brazilians's resistance to and protection against this virus.
In company with the work of Apolinário (stylist from São Paulo), who translated Caccuri's speculative fictions into clothing. Both protective and performative clothing.
Fertile ground is the curatorial platform for Rachel Grant. A curator based in Aberdeen, in the North East of Scotland. This blog is kept up to date with selected project activity and research.