Accepted Paper:

"Being in their place". Migration, displacement and ethnography in Portuguese artistic practices  

Author:

Sónia Vespeira de Almeida (Universidade Nova de Lisboa - FCSH)

Paper short abstract:

This paper analyses how the Portuguese artistic practices mobilize the experiences of migration and displacement. I intend to explore how the Portuguese artistic scene is a platform to produce a critical discourse about these topics and how ethnography is mobilized.

Paper long abstract:

This paper analyses how the Portuguese artistic practices mobilize the experiences of migration and displacement.

I intend to explore how the Portuguese artistic scene is a platform to produce a critical discourse about the different contemporary mobilities and also examine how anthropology - object and methodologies - is involved in contemporary artistic practices (Schneider & Wrigth 2006, 2010, 2013).

Through an ongoing ethnography of the artistic practices (Buscatto, 2008), I analyse the work José Carlos Teixeira (n. 1977, Porto, Portugal) and intend to examine how this artist is involved in contemporary scrutiny of the real and how he combines his artistic practice with anthropology and its methods.

Panel C02
Anthropology, museums and art: collaborative methodologies in migration research