Marina Cortes Calle: "The Rise of Fascism in Brazil: Ele Não / Not Him", Links Hall, Sunday, 24. February 2019

As part of the 40th season at Links Hall, Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist Marina Cortes Calle presents The Rise of Fascism in Brazil: Ele Não. This event aims to create social awareness about the threats to democracy and human rights and the rise of authoritarian and fascist politics in Brazil during the latest elections. The presenters invite the audience to actively engage and participate on creating strategies of social activism that can be implemented in local and global communities. Why is Bolsonaro a menace to human rights? How can we create new strategies to re-frame political activism and social movements from an ethical perspective? How an we support human rights global and local movements? Performed by Ana Giselle, Marina Resende and Gustavo Bonfiglioli.

Artist Bios / Info:
Marina Cortes Calle is a Chicago based interdisciplinary artist with focus on performance, film and curatorial practice attending the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Originally born in Spain and raised in Brazil, her work is deeply inspired by social practice, community oriented work and social activism. She has performed at different venues in Chicago (No Nation, Outterspace, Defibrillator, Flat Iron, Links Hall) and internationally, (Casa da Luz in SP and SomoS Art in Berlin).
Ana Giselle (TRANSALIEN) is the creator of Marsha Movement organization, the Trans-Free initiative and a member of the Colectividade Namibia based in Recife, Brasil. She appropriates the concepts of socially characterized abnormality about trans people and re-signifies the mistaken assumptions of abjection and what is unusual, strange, ugly, dirty , improper and all those signs conventionally labeled as wrong or prohibited.
Marina Resende graduated in Comparative Literature from the University of Chicago. In Brazil, she started the International Relations program at the University of Brasília. She is interested in artist-run initiatives that question and create alternatives to conventional institutions and social normality. She is currently working at the Co-Prosperity Sphere and Lumpen magazine in Bridgeport. Marina has been speaking to collectives and artist-led projects in Brazil about responsibility and resistance in the current political moment.
Gustavo Bonfiglioli is a journalist, cultural producer and artivist in Revolta da Lâmpada and consultant in diversity in Pajubá, Diversity in Network. He is also an active contributor at MIX BRASIL, (Annual LBGTQ+ Cultural Festival).

Press Quotes / Coverage Link(s):
Special Thanks:  Defibrillator Gallery, Joseph Ravens, No nation - art gallery and tangential unspace lab, Egon Schiele, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Carlos Salazar, Hannah Barco, Daniel Quiles, Noah Fields, Scapi Magazine, Comfort Station in Logan Square and Links Hall.

Marina Cortes Calle: "The Rise of Fascism in Brazil: Ele Não / Not Him"

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