Capacete in Cairo

Capacete in Cairo

We are very pleased to invite you to a conversation with Helmut Batista, director of CAPACETE contemporary art space in Brazil, next Saturday the 16th of December at Townhouse Library.

Capacete is a nonprofit independent institution which began its activities in 1998 in Brazil. In its twenty years of existence, they have received more than 100 artists, for research and project based activities, exhibitions, workshops and research field trips of interdisciplinary practices in Brazil and abroad. Townhouse and Capacete share the interest of how to build perspectives for exchange of knowledge in a non-linear and non-hierarchical way.

Helmut will speak about CAPACETE as an institution, and engage in a discussion surrounding the intersections between Rio de Janeiro and Cairo’s culture scenes. Please note that the talk will be held in English, accompanied by informal Arabic translation.

Helmut Batista was born in 1964 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is the director of the non-profit contemporary art space CAPACETE at the Escola de Cinema e Audiovisual Darcy Ribeiro in downtown Rio de Janeiro. Between 1985 and 1997 he worked as an artist, set designer and camera assistant in Paris, Vienna and Milan. Batista has exhibited worldwide and given talks in many cultural institutions. He published “Public Intervention” (1991), “The Interventionist” (1994) and “You Do Not Need to Pay, But You Have to Consume It” (1997).