Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions, Sän Paulo, Brazil Show­ing from: 7 Septem­ber – 9 De­cem­ber 2018

Timeless Travels Magazine - - ART ROUNDUP -

Gen­er­ally con­sid­ered one of the most im­por­tant con­tem­po­rary arts events in South Amer­ica, the São Paulo Bi­en­nial has a his­tory of com­bin­ing un­known artists with the type of dis­course that the in­ter­na­tional con­tem­po­rary art world knows and loves.

Set in lo­ca­tions through­out the city and in a mas­sive modernist pav­il­ion de­signed by Os­car Niemeyer (the Cic­cillo Matarazzo Pav­il­ion in Ibi­ra­puera Park), this 33rd Bi­en­nial de São Paulo named

Af­fec­tive Affini­ties, of­fers an al­ter­na­tive to the­matic ex­hi­bi­tions by fo­cus­ing the artists’ gaze on their own cre­ative con­texts.

It does this by fea­tur­ing seven group shows or­gan­ised by in­vited artist-cu­ra­tors as well as 12 in­di­vid­ual projects se­lected by cu­ra­tor Gabriel Pérez-Bar­reiro. The in­vited artists, Mamma An­der­s­son (Swe­den), Sofia Borges (Brazil), Wal­ter­cio Cal­das (Brazil), Ale­jan­dro Ce­sarco (Uruguay), Claudia Fontes (Ar­gentina), An­to­nio Ballester Moreno (Spain) and Wura-Natasha Ogunji (USA) were given just one cri­te­ria: that they must also in­clude ex­am­ples of their own work.

The ti­tle of the Bi­en­nial is meant to re­flect the show’s or­gan­i­sa­tion, which draws on artis­tic and cul­tural links, as well as affini­ties be­tween par­tic­i­pat­ing artists.

Claudia Fontes, For­eign­ers, 2016. Porce­lain

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