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Faz escuro mas eu canto

Ximena Garrido-Lecca

34th Bienal de São Paulo São Paulo, Brazil February 8, 2020 – March 15, 2020

The 34th Bienal de São Paulo – Faz escuro mas eu canto [Though it’s dark, still I sing] opened on 8 February with the first in a series of three solo shows that introduce some of the themes featured in the group exhibition, which opens in September 2020. The monographic show by Ximena Garrido-Lecca (b. 1980, Lima, Peru) reflects on extractivism

Ximena Garrido-Lecca, Arquitectura del humo (2015). Installation view. Photo: Santiago Barco Ximena Garrido-Lecca, Yacimientos (2013). HD video 8’45”. Still from video Ximena Garrido-Lecca, Arquitectura del humo (2015). Installation view. Photo: Santiago Barco The 34th Bienal de São Paulo – Faz escuro mas eu canto [Though it’s dark, still I sing] opened on 8 February with the first in

Fernanda Gomes

Fernanda Gomes

Fernanda Gomes

Pinacoteca de São Paulo São Paulo, Brazil November 30, 2019 – February 24, 2020

The Pinacoteca de São Paulo, museum of the Secretaria de Cultura e Economia Criativa (Secretary of Culture and Creative Economy) of the state of São Paulo presents the exhibition Fernanda Gomes, a large retrospective of the artist from Rio de Janeiro, bringing together fifty works from the 1980’s up until the present day. Curated by

Fernanda Gomes (2019). Installation view. Image courtesy of Thais Gouveia Fernanda Gomes (2019). Installation view. Image courtesy of Thais Gouveia Fernanda Gomes (2019). Installation view. Image courtesy of Thais Gouveia The Pinacoteca de São Paulo, museum of the Secretaria de Cultura e Economia Criativa (Secretary of Culture and Creative Economy) of the state of São

Glimpsy

Glimpsy

Cildo Meireles

Sesc Pompeia São Paulo, Brazil September 26, 2019 – February 2, 2020

Curated by Júlia Rebouças and Diego Matos, the anthology gathers about 150 artworks from the 1960s to the present day. It is the largest collection of Meireles’; artwork ever exhibited in Latin America, filling a gap of almost two decades without a large national demonstration from the artist, one of the most important names in

Cildo Meireles, Glimpsy (2019). Installartion view. Photo by Everton Ballardin Cildo Meireles, Glimpsy (2019). Installartion view. Photo by Carol Mendonça Cildo Meireles, Glimpsy (2019). Installartion view. Photo by Carol Mendonça Curated by Júlia Rebouças and Diego Matos, the anthology gathers about 150 artworks from the 1960s to the present day. It is the largest collection

The Emancipated Line & joints, voids, and gaps The Emancipated Line & joints, voids, and gaps

The Emancipated Line & joints, voids, and gaps

Gego & Leonor Antunes

Museu de Arte de São Paulo São Paulo, Brazil December 13, 2019 – March 1, 2020

Gego: The Emancipated Line From December 2019, Gertrud Goldschmidt (1912-1994), mostly known as Gego, receives her first solo show in Brazil at Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand (MASP). The exhibition is co-organized by MASP along with Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), and Tate Modern, London. The exhibition

Gego, Bicho 88/47 (1988). Cartón, cable y alambres de acero. Fundación Gego. Crédito: Reinaldo Armas Ponce, Archivo Fundación Gego Gego, Tejedura 91/36 (1991). Paper. Fundación Gego Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Leonor Antunes. Courtesy Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, Milan, 2018. Photo: Nick Ash Gego: The Emancipated Line From December 2019, Gertrud Goldschmidt (1912-1994),

Começo de Século

Começo de Século

Curated by Germano Dushá

Galeria Jaqueline Martins São Paulo, Brasil November 6, 2019 –

At the beginning of the century we lived on the brink of chaos. And it still stalks us around every corner Twenty years ago, at the turn of 1999 to the 2000s, my generation was experiencing, for the first time, the complexity unveiled by the transition of the millennium: a computational problem had become a

Lucas Brandão, BUG (2019), performance. ÃO, Untitled (2019), vestment. Helô Duran, Untitled (2019), intervention with laser and smoke machine Deyson Gilbert, Braille (2019), performance. Juliana Frontin, Insomnia (2019), sound performance Castiel Vitorino, Manjericão (2019). Photo-performance A principios del siglo vivíamos al borde del caos y todavía nos acecha en cada rincón  Hace veinte años, a finales de 1999 y 2000, mi generación experimentó por

21ª Bienal de Arte Contemporáneo Sesc_Videobrasil: “Comunidades Imaginadas” 21ª Bienal de Arte Contemporáneo Sesc_Videobrasil: “Comunidades Imaginadas”

21ª Bienal de Arte Contemporáneo Sesc_Videobrasil: “Comunidades Imaginadas”

Por Cecília Floresta Sesc 24 de Maio, São Paulo, Brasil October 9, 2019 – February 2, 2020

When Possible, What Dialogues Could There Be? 24 de Maio Street in the city of São Paulo is narrow as if it was a single tongue that reverberates it’s entire reflexive rambunctious through the pavement. A single tongue that branches into several, for in these surroundings that people who migrate are present, from remote places

De izquierda a derecha: Paulo Mendel e Vitor Grunvald, Domingo, 2018 (video); Brett Graham, Monument to the Property of Peace and Monument to the Property of Evil, 2017 (installation comprised of wood and metal); Nidal Chamekh, Never Give Up, 2017 (video 15’); Jim Denomie, Off the Reservation (Or Minnesota Nice), 2012 (oil on canvas) & Standing

Feminist Histories: Artists after 2000

Feminist Histories: Artists after 2000

Curatorship by Isabella Rjeille

Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand São Paulo, Brazil September 22, 2019 – November 17, 2019

Every year MASP’s programme is guided by a thematic axis designed around different histories, created from different perspectives, including fictional and non-fictional, personal and documentary narratives, diverse mediums and distinct temporalities and territories. Histórias da infância (Histories of Childhood) was set up in 2016, followed by Histórias da sexualidade (Histories of Sexuality) in 2017 and Histórias afro-atlânticas

Monica Restrepo, Estatuas (Ella volverá en cualquier momento) (2012-2014). Installation view. Image courtesy of the artist Kaj Osteroth & Lydia Hamann, Staying with the trouble (2019). Credit: Kaj Osteroth & Lydia Hamann Tuesday Smillie, Again (2017). Installation view. Image courtesy of the artist. Credit: Charles Mayer Every year MASP’s programme is guided by a thematic axis

21st Contemporary Art Biennial Sesc_Videobrasil: Meet the awarded artists! 21st Contemporary Art Biennial Sesc_Videobrasil: Meet the awarded artists!

21st Contemporary Art Biennial Sesc_Videobrasil: Meet the awarded artists!

Sesc 24 de Maio São Paulo October 10, 2019 – February 2, 2020

21st Contemporary Art Biennial Sesc_Videobrasil | Imagined Communities October 10, 2019 – February 2, 2020 SESC 24 de Maio R. 24 de Maio, 109 República, São Paulo SP, 01041-001, Brasil For more information visit: Sesc_Videobrasil Facebook / Instagram / Twitter At a ceremony held at Sesc 24 de Maio, the 21st Biennial of Contemporary Art Sesc_Videobrasil granted prizes to artists Aykan Safoglu (Turkey),  Dana Awartani (Saudi Arabia), Gabriela

21st Contemporary Art Biennial Sesc_Videobrasil | Imagined Communities October 10, 2019 – February 2, 2020 SESC 24 de Maio R. 24 de Maio, 109 República, São Paulo SP, 01041-001, Brasil For more information visit: Sesc_Videobrasil Facebook / Instagram / Twitter At a ceremony held at Sesc 24 de Maio, the 21st Biennial of Contemporary Art Sesc_Videobrasil granted prizes to artists Aykan Safoglu (Turkey),  Dana Awartani (Saudi Arabia), Gabriela

If you are in São Paulo, don’t forget to visit Valongo Festival 2019 from November 8 to 10! If you are in São Paulo, don’t forget to visit Valongo Festival 2019 from November 8 to 10!

If you are in São Paulo, don’t forget to visit Valongo Festival 2019 from November 8 to 10!

São Paulo November 8, 2019 – November 10, 2019

VALONGO FESTIVAL November 8 – 10, 2019 São Paulo, Brazil For more information: Valongo Festival Facebook / Instagram Valongo Festival was created in 2016 to investigate the different visual narratives that constitute the contemporary art scene. Comprehending a wide range of activities like exhibitions, performances, talks, seminars, workshops, music concerts and an artistic residency program, the Festival

VALONGO FESTIVAL November 8 – 10, 2019 São Paulo, Brazil For more information: Valongo Festival Facebook / Instagram Valongo Festival was created in 2016 to investigate the different visual narratives that constitute the contemporary art scene. Comprehending a wide range of activities like exhibitions, performances, talks, seminars, workshops, music concerts and an artistic residency program, the Festival

Avalanche

Avalanche

Katinka Bock

Pivô São Paulo, Brazil August 31, 2019 – November 9, 2019

The exhibition is about places where people live together, populations, problem zones, contact zones and tenderness, polluted bodies, loss of control, suspended moments, reasons to hold together. Cities are all different but the same. Paris and São Paulo, who cares, humans and animals, concrete and words, vessels and cracks, maybe it’s just a question of

Katinka Bock, Avalanche (2019). Installation view. Photo by Everton Ballardin. Image courtesy of Pivô Katinka Bock, Avalanche (2019). Installation view. Photo by Everton Ballardin. Image courtesy of Pivô Katinka Bock, Avalanche (2019). Installation view. Photo by Everton Ballardin. Image courtesy of Pivô The exhibition is about places where people live together, populations, problem zones, contact zones and tenderness, polluted bodies, loss of control, suspended