Anti-racist and decolonial art and performance celebrated at Contact

Indigenous and Black artists from Brazil, Colombia and Argentina will showcase their work in an exciting event showing how art and culture are contributing to anti-racist struggles.

A Festival of Latin American Anti-Racist and Decolonial Art will be hosted by Contact Theatre in Manchester later this month (23 April 2022) launching a major new online exhibition. 

The festival will feature visual art, performance art and talks by Latin American creators of colour at the forefront of antiracist struggles in their countries, with 18 artists and thinkers participating. 

This event will launch the online exhibition that has emerged from a project led by the Cultures of Anti-Racism in Latin America (CARLA), which is based at the University of Manchester.  

Over two years, CARLA has been working with diverse artists from Argentina, Brazil and Colombia to explore how their artistic practices address racial diversity and challenge racism and highlight deeply entrenched racial inequality. Despite the constraints imposed by the Covid pandemic, researchers developed collaborations with artists who use a wide variety of creative media, including painting, photography, dance, theatre, musical performance, poetry and performance.  

The launch event will be a unique opportunity to see in the UK a selection of these artists in person, talking about, displaying and performing their work.  

The online exhibition features works from some 20 artists or artistic collectives. 

Registration for the Festival is free and members of the public can book their place and learn more about the event on the Eventbrite page

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