Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, the moraes-barbosa collection, recognizing the limitations created because social distancing, has started a cycle of online transmissions in webinar format in order to encourage the production and debate of contemporary art.

Invited artists and researchers have carried out thematically diverse conversations, interviews, and performances linked to the collection's archive. Presented fortnightly, the cycle has consisted of six meetings broadcast live and available to the public on online platforms and on the collection website. The presentations are part of the collection's archive and are available for research, evidencing the focus on the promotion and dissemination of artistic production.

Woman, artist, and black: Rosana Paulino's trajectory in art

Rosana Paulino + Carolina Lauriano

In this webinar, curator Carolina Lauriano interviews the artist Rosana Paulino and addresses issues related to the achievements and challenges that the artist has faced during her career. Lauriano also explores relationships between the discussed topics and some of the issues related to her curatorial research.

Maloka Sounds

Raphael Escobar

Based on the collective musical practice of Blocolândia (the Cracolândia carnival block) and Pagode na Lata (the territory samba group), Raphael Escobar draws parallels between the physical and mental violence imposed by the State and its impact on the region's regulars.

Women "only" samba?
Affective paths: Places and women's voices in samba

Verônica Borges

The musical trajectory of female instrumentalists and composers is usually full of barriers and attempts to overcome, pains and conquests. Verônica Borges revisits her journey supported by references to important samba exponents: Clementina de Jesus, Dona Ivone Lara, Jovelina Pérola Negra, and Leci Brandão.

Based on works such as Black Celebration and Selma, Thiago de Paula Souza seeks to discuss how artist Tony Cokes articulates connections between pop culture and thereorganization of political imaginaries through his artistic practice.

Against the counterculture: Pissing, the sons of bitches, and the northeast

Leonardo Araújo Bezerra

Leonardo Araújo proposes a reflection on the strategies, limits, and contradictions of the countercultural practices of the 70s, in contrast to their sternly radical critical counterpoints of the same period.

Wait, if you're so smart, why aren't you rich?

Rafael RG + Paola Ribeiro

Interweaving aspects of the biography and work of the North American composer, performer, and pianist Julius Eastman (1940-1990) and the painter and illustrator from Rio Grande do Sul Maria Lídia Magliani (1946 - 2012), Rafael RG and Paola Ribeiro propose a poetic and critical reflection on how issues of gender, sexuality, and racial identity influence the production and circulation of works by dissident artists.