Hugo Fortes Artist Talks at Poem 88 & GSU

Hugo Fortes is a Brazilian artist, curator,designer and professor at Universidade de São Paulo. His work has been exhibited in Argentina, Armenia, Brazil, Chile, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Philippines, Spain, and Venezuela. He is the author of the 2010 book Urbi et Orbi – To the City and the World.

On Monday, Feb. 20th, Fortes will speak about his own artistic practice at {Poem 88} at 4:30 p.m. This talk is free and open to the public.

On Tuesday, Feb. 21st at 6 p.m., Fortes will respond to Atlanta Art Now’s NoPlaceness book with a talk entitled “Atlanta Art Seen From a Distance.” He will elaborate on themes explored in the essay “Between Genius Loci and NoPlaceness: Atlanta Art and the Landscape of Contemporary Life.”

This free public lecture takes place at Georgia State University’s Troy Moore Library and is co-sponsored by GSU’s CENCIA and Art Students’ Union.

Fortes’ essay and talks are part of Atlanta Art Now’s Global Now program which creates dialogue between Atlanta’s creative community and artists, writers, and thinkers working in contemporary art around the world. Hugo’s visit launches an exchange that will take the NoPlaceness authors to Sao Paulo on March 20th for a book launch party and conversation with Brazilian critics and curators at Paço Das Artes, a leading contemporary art center.

{Poem 88}
11oo Howell Mill Rd., Suite A03
Atlanta, Ga. 30318

GSU Troy Moore Library
General Classroom Building, 9th Floor
(corner of Peachtree Center Ave. and Decatur Sts.)
Atlanta, Ga. 30303

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