The second oldest biennial in the world and the largest contemporary art event in the Southern Hemisphere and the Americas is now open. With 121 participants, the Bienal reveals new perspectives on the world based on the urgencies of current times.
The exhibition presents approximately 1,100 artworks of different mediums, spread over the 30,000 square meters of the Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavilion in Ibirapuera Park, which has undergone accessibility adjustments and renovations to host the event.
The Fundação Bienal de São Paulo announces the opening of the 35th Bienal de São Paulo – choreographies of the impossible, curated by Diane Lima, Grada Kilomba, Hélio Menezes, and Manuel Borja-Villel, with an architectural and exhibition design by the architectural firm Vão. With 121 participants, the 35th edition reaffirms its tradition of placing the city of São Paulo in the spotlight of contemporary art for the next three months.
From September 6, approximately 1,100 works by 121 participants will be on display at the Ibirapuera Park Pavilion. After extensive research into the urgencies of our times, the curators affirm: “Our aim was to create an edition without categories or limiting structures. This vision was born from within our curatorial team, where we embraced a decentralized system, moving away from traditional norms. We made a conscious choice not to have a chief curator, thereby dissolving hierarchical structures. Our roster covers a broad spectrum of artistic forms and voices from all over the world. So, the question that remains is: how are the impossibilities of our daily lives reflected in artistic production? The choreographies of the impossible help us to understand that all of us find strategies every day that challenge the impossible, and it is these strategies and tools for making the impossible possible that we will find in the artists’ works.”
Image : Exhibition view of the 35th Bienal de São Paulo – choreographies of the impossible © Levi Fanan / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo
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