HUI TAO wins 19th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil Grand Prize

October 2015
In his video 'Talk about body', Chinese artist Hui Tao appropriates the language of Chinese TV shows to discuss the coexistence of different times and cultures, of the urban environment and rural life, of tradition and progress that expire and reinvent themselves. Sitting on his bed, wearing the garments of a Muslim woman, the artist describes himself. The video subtly and powerfully discusses the randomness of the notion of belonging and the subjective detachment intrinsic to the concept of identity.
The Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil is a diverse, multiple framework designed to spread, foster and reflect on art production from the "global South", understood as Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Oceania, parts of Europe and Asia.