Despina Network Partner

Despina is an independent contemporary art space committed to developing platforms for research, production and exchange in the fields of art and cultural activism. The space – a 400 m² historical building located in the city centre of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – comprises several art studios. Despina runs an international art residency programme alongside a dynamic agenda of exhibitions, workshops, courses, performances, talks, film screenings, among other activities. Through the Network Partnership Despina implemented the project ART AND ACTIVISM IN LATIN AMERICA. Each year had a different thematic focus, namely: Public Space, Body and Dissent &Destruction. The project consisted of a series of actions and events, including occupations, workshops, talks, film screenings, exhibitions, public talks with important names from the contemporary artistic + activist thought and a residency programme.

Film: Consuelo Bassanesi on Despina & PCF Partnership.