Last week, critic (& DAI theory tutor) Ana Teixeira Pinto took to Lisbon-based newspaper Público to call the rejection of Curator Bruno Leitão's proposal for a pavilion by the artist Grada Kilomba as the Portugese contribution to the upcoming Venice Biennial, “racist and misogynistic,” writing that, while Kilomba’s work in Venice was unlikely to solve anti-Blackness in Portugal, “it would open a door, a perspective, the possibility to imagine a future a little different, even if only marginally better. It was this possibility that the jury denied us. In its place is the wound, open, to which Portugal refuses to pay attention.”

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