Revista MESA is a bilingual (English and Portuguese) digital periodical published biannually by Instituto MESA. The magazine explores the complex interchanges between art and society with a particular focus on contemporary ethical and aesthetic paradigms and practices that traverse the fields of art, curatorship and education. Featuring critical articles, “think piece” contributions, Brazilian and international case studies, videos, interviews and photographic essays, MESA presents critical reflections on art and society that draw on the experience of professionals working in the field–artists, curators, educators, researchers, and activists–and on research from a broad range of disciplines: art history, Latin American studies, museum studies, education, anthropology, sociology, geography, and philosophy. With a national and international circulation MESA seeks to be a catalyst and conduit for dialogue exploring contemporary critical and creative practices in their distinct contexts, formats and situations. Revista MESA editors: Jessica Gogan and Luiz Guilherme Vergara with guest editors, contributing authors and collaborators on each issue.
The first four issues of MESA magazine are funded by the Prêmio Procultura de Estímulo às Artes Visuais 2010 Funarte/MinC (Brazilian Ministry of Culture National Art Founcation Pro-cultural Incentive Prize for the Visual Arts).
Issue no. 1:
Territories and Practices in Process
Anita Sobar, Bernardo Zabalaga, Bianca Bernardo, Claudia Zeiske, Ernesto Neto, Imagens de Povo, Jailson de Souza e Silva, Jessica Gogan, José Rufino, Leandro Almeida, Leonardo Guelman, Luiz Guilherme Vergara, Nuno Sacramento, 8ª Bienal do Mercosul, Tania Rivera, and Virgínia Kastrup.