Ricardo Basbaum has been developing collaborative projects since the mid 1990s, intending to involve participants around the proposition of experiences, performative projects and collaborative authorship. Usually departing from group dynamics processes, such projects articulate references that range from Brazilian Neoconcretism and Conceptual Art to performance and contemporary music. “What is a collective body?” and “contact, contamination, memory and repetition” are some of the topics that will be discussed, along with a survey presentation of aspects of my art practice and projects.
This talk is the inaugural event of Ricardo Basbaum's hybrid art residence at UIUC as part of the project "On-Contamination: An Extended Space for Sustaining Encounters through Art." Learn more and follow this residency’s events at www.on-contamination.com
Ricardo Basbaum’s residency is possible thanks to the Center for Advance Studies’ George A. Miller Visiting Artist grant, the Art and Design Visitors Committee, the Lorado Taft Lectureship on Art Fund, and generous donations by the Humanities Research Institute (HRI), the Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies, the Center for Global Studies and the Dance Department.