This special 5th issue of Revista MESA Care as Method brings together multiple voices, practices and experiences to reflect on care: as a site of micropolitical action, artmaking and social reproduction. We are vested in a notion of care that thinks about and co-moves with the other that is, acts with, affectively and collectively. However, such possibilities have often been lost (or distorted) via the various uses or misuses of the word “care” in at times dismissive and authoritarian discourse. Drawing on this complexity as well as the potential of care practices in different socio-cultural contexts, this magazine is the result of three years of cross-cultural dialogue between Brazil and Scotland and aims to explore and understand how care can be mobilized as a method within contemporaneity and diverse forms of art practice.
This 4th issue of Revista MESA brings together critical reflections that draw on inspirational histories as vital contemporary touchstones.
The 3rd issue of Revista MESA presents an ecosystem of writings, practices and politics that call out for global alternatives and new forms of publicness.
The 2nd edition of Revista MESA explores the interconnections between ethics and aesthetics that traverse art, activism and pedagogy in Latin America.
Territories are defined by their practices; and in turn, practices are embodied in their territorializations – moments of instantiation amidst the daily flux. The 1st issue of Revista MESA explores this complex and mobile territory within the areas of contemporary art, curatorship and education.