- el Otro
In this conversation, North American artist, David Kelley, and Brazilian-born art historian and critic, Tatiane Santa Rosa, discuss the legacies of modernity and modernization in Brazil. How do artists interfere in modes of representation such as ethnography that have been shaped by modernity? While "pre-globalization" Western capitalist enterprises operated through modernization and fostered the exploitation of natural environments throughout Latin America, modernity, as a Eurocentric mode of knowledge, coupled the body of the Other with nature, ultimately reproducing perverse essentialist discourses linked to colonization. The authors discuss these themes through two of Kelley"™s works: Sieve (Pharmakon) and Transamazonia (Social Architecture).