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FOREIGNERS EVERYWHERE: LATIN AMERICA TAKES OVER THE VENICE BIENNALE

The exhibition of the 60th edition of the Venice Biennale - Stranieri Ovunque (Foregneirs Everywhere) - curated by Brazilian Adriano Pedrosa, presents 331 artists, significantly more than the usual number. More than a third of those artists come from Latin America.

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FOREIGNERS EVERYWHERE: LATIN AMERICA TAKES OVER THE VENICE BIENNALE

The exhibition of the 60th edition of the Venice Biennale - Stranieri Ovunque (Foregneirs Everywhere) - curated by Brazilian Adriano Pedrosa, presents 331 artists, significantly more than the usual number. More than a third of those artists come from Latin America.

MOVING GRAVES, REVOLVED TERRITORIES, RESISTANCE IN A NET - GRADA KILOMBA, LUANA VITRA AND ABDIAS NASCIMENTO

In Brazil's largest open-air contemporary art center, with an enviable connection between nature and visuality, nautical elements have curiously been the driving force behind important commissioned works. Now at Inhotim, they are central to the metaphors that evoke previous unwanted flows of circulation and, at the same time, act as a reference so that they are not repeated - in this case, the slave trade originating in Africa, whose survivors worked, among other activities, in the exploitation of minerals that sustained the economy of this part of Brazil, today, Minas Gerais.

By Mario Gioia, art critic and independent curator
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MOVING GRAVES, REVOLVED TERRITORIES, RESISTANCE IN A NET - GRADA KILOMBA, LUANA VITRA AND ABDIAS NASCIMENTO

By Mario Gioia, art critic and independent curator

In Brazil's largest open-air contemporary art center, with an enviable connection between nature and visuality, nautical elements have curiously been the driving force behind important commissioned works. Now at Inhotim, they are central to the metaphors that evoke previous unwanted flows of circulation and, at the same time, act as a reference so that they are not repeated - in this case, the slave trade originating in Africa, whose survivors worked, among other activities, in the exploitation of minerals that sustained the economy of this part of Brazil, today, Minas Gerais.

May 16, 2024
ERNESTO NETO AND HIS CROSSROADS OF CULTURES AT MAAT

Ernesto Neto (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1964) presents Nosso Barco Tambor Terra at Lisbon's Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT), an impressive large-scale installation with which he evokes and stages the crossing of different cultures and the relationships between individuals from different continents.

By Álvaro de Benito
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ERNESTO NETO AND HIS CROSSROADS OF CULTURES AT MAAT

By Álvaro de Benito

Ernesto Neto (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1964) presents Nosso Barco Tambor Terra at Lisbon's Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT), an impressive large-scale installation with which he evokes and stages the crossing of different cultures and the relationships between individuals from different continents.

AFFECTIVE POETICS: ROSANA PAULINO AT MALBA

Rosana Paulino. Amefricana is the most complete exhibition outside Brazil of this artist born in Sao Paulo in 1967. The exhibition at Malba brings together a group of works made during 30 years, between 1994 and 2024, from the perspective that the Atlantic inscribes in the Afro-descendant America.

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AFFECTIVE POETICS: ROSANA PAULINO AT MALBA

Rosana Paulino. Amefricana is the most complete exhibition outside Brazil of this artist born in Sao Paulo in 1967. The exhibition at Malba brings together a group of works made during 30 years, between 1994 and 2024, from the perspective that the Atlantic inscribes in the Afro-descendant America.

BONAVENTURE SOH BEJENG NDIKUNG WILL BE THE CHIEF CURATOR OF THE 36TH SÃO PAULO BIENNALE

The Fundação Biennale de São Paulo announced that Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung will be the chief curator of the 36th São Paulo Biennale, to be held during the second half of 2025.

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BONAVENTURE SOH BEJENG NDIKUNG WILL BE THE CHIEF CURATOR OF THE 36TH SÃO PAULO BIENNALE

The Fundação Biennale de São Paulo announced that Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung will be the chief curator of the 36th São Paulo Biennale, to be held during the second half of 2025.

ANNA MARIA MAIOLINO AND NIL YALTER: GOLDEN LION AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

The Italian-born Brazilian artist Anna Maria Maiolino and the Paris-based Turkish artist Nil Yalter are the recipients of the Golden Lions for Lifetime Achievement of the 60th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia - Stranieri Ovunque - Foreigners Everywhere.

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ANNA MARIA MAIOLINO AND NIL YALTER: GOLDEN LION AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

The Italian-born Brazilian artist Anna Maria Maiolino and the Paris-based Turkish artist Nil Yalter are the recipients of the Golden Lions for Lifetime Achievement of the 60th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia - Stranieri Ovunque - Foreigners Everywhere.

EDUARDO BERLINER: THE ARTIST NOMINATED FOR THE EFG LATIN AMERICAN AWARD AT SP ARTE 2024

The EFG Latin America Art Award, in association with ArtNexus, announced Eduardo Berliner of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as the nominated artist for its annual acquisition award. The award will be presented at Pinta Miami 2024.

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EDUARDO BERLINER: THE ARTIST NOMINATED FOR THE EFG LATIN AMERICAN AWARD AT SP ARTE 2024

The EFG Latin America Art Award, in association with ArtNexus, announced Eduardo Berliner of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as the nominated artist for its annual acquisition award. The award will be presented at Pinta Miami 2024.

BETWEEN RETROTOPIAS, DRIFTS AND STILL LIFES – CAO FEI – THE FUTURE IS NOT A DREAM

Until this April 2024, one of the recent galleries of the Pinacoteca Contemporânea - the new annex of the traditional and active Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, which opened in 2023 - has become a special locus, where past and future, tradition and modernity, nostalgia and dazzle, fortress and ruin, among other poetic axes, present themselves to a visitor who is between perplexity and fascination. The author of this suspension of time is the Chinese artist Cao Fei (Guanghzou, 1978), one of the key artists of the contemporary world, who has her first solo show in South America, after (more discreet) appearances at the 29th São Paulo Biennial (2010) and the 9th Mercosul Biennial (2013), in Porto Alegre, in the south of the country.

By Mario Gioia, art critic and independent curator
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BETWEEN RETROTOPIAS, DRIFTS AND STILL LIFES – CAO FEI – THE FUTURE IS NOT A DREAM

By Mario Gioia, art critic and independent curator

Until this April 2024, one of the recent galleries of the Pinacoteca Contemporânea - the new annex of the traditional and active Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, which opened in 2023 - has become a special locus, where past and future, tradition and modernity, nostalgia and dazzle, fortress and ruin, among other poetic axes, present themselves to a visitor who is between perplexity and fascination. The author of this suspension of time is the Chinese artist Cao Fei (Guanghzou, 1978), one of the key artists of the contemporary world, who has her first solo show in South America, after (more discreet) appearances at the 29th São Paulo Biennial (2010) and the 9th Mercosul Biennial (2013), in Porto Alegre, in the south of the country.

April 09, 2024
BODY-HOUSE: DIALOGUES BETWEEN CAROLEE SCHNEEMANN, DIEGO BIANCHI AND MÁRCIA FALCÃO

The exhibition at Pivô not only celebrates Carolee Schneemann’s legacy but also expands on her ideas and proposes a dialogue between her works and two contemporary artists: Diego Bianchi and Márcia Falcão.

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BODY-HOUSE: DIALOGUES BETWEEN CAROLEE SCHNEEMANN, DIEGO BIANCHI AND MÁRCIA FALCÃO

The exhibition at Pivô not only celebrates Carolee Schneemann’s legacy but also expands on her ideas and proposes a dialogue between her works and two contemporary artists: Diego Bianchi and Márcia Falcão.

THE MONOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION BY BRITISH ARTIST FRANCIS BACON AT MASP

Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand (MASP) presents, from March 22 to July 28, 2024, the exhibition Francis Bacon: The Beauty of Meat. Curated by Adriano Pedrosa, Laura Cosendey, and Isabela Ferreira Loures, the exhibition aims to highlight how the artist, with his innovative and impactful painting, paved the way for a queer presence in visual culture.

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THE MONOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION BY BRITISH ARTIST FRANCIS BACON AT MASP

Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand (MASP) presents, from March 22 to July 28, 2024, the exhibition Francis Bacon: The Beauty of Meat. Curated by Adriano Pedrosa, Laura Cosendey, and Isabela Ferreira Loures, the exhibition aims to highlight how the artist, with his innovative and impactful painting, paved the way for a queer presence in visual culture.

JONATHAS DE ANDRADE’S EXPLORATION ON HUMANS AND PIGEONS

Batalha Centro de Cinema, in Porto, presents the exhibition Sobrevoo by Jonathas de Andrade.

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JONATHAS DE ANDRADE’S EXPLORATION ON HUMANS AND PIGEONS

Batalha Centro de Cinema, in Porto, presents the exhibition Sobrevoo by Jonathas de Andrade.

MELISSA CODY’S NAVAJO TAPESTRY SYMBOLS AND PATTERNS

North-American artist Melissa Cody featured at MASP the exhibition Webbed Skies, with curatorship of Isabella Rjeille and Ruba Katrib.

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MELISSA CODY’S NAVAJO TAPESTRY SYMBOLS AND PATTERNS

North-American artist Melissa Cody featured at MASP the exhibition Webbed Skies, with curatorship of Isabella Rjeille and Ruba Katrib.

EXPLORING THE CONCEPT OF FREEDOM THROUGH SENSORY EXPERIENCES

KADIST San Francisco and Delfina Foundation presented iterations of de montañas submarinas el fuego hace islas (from the underwater mountains fire makes islands).

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EXPLORING THE CONCEPT OF FREEDOM THROUGH SENSORY EXPERIENCES

KADIST San Francisco and Delfina Foundation presented iterations of de montañas submarinas el fuego hace islas (from the underwater mountains fire makes islands).

LYGIA CLARK AND FRANZ ERHARD WALTHER’S ARTISTIC EXPLORATION

The VILLA in Fulda, Germany presents Action as Sculpture, an encounter between Lygia Clark and Franz Erhard Walther.

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LYGIA CLARK AND FRANZ ERHARD WALTHER’S ARTISTIC EXPLORATION

The VILLA in Fulda, Germany presents Action as Sculpture, an encounter between Lygia Clark and Franz Erhard Walther.

BRAZIL’S HISTORY OF REPRESENTATION THROUGH ART

The Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo) and the Museu Afro Brasil Emanoel Araujo (Emanuel Araujo Afro Brazil Museum) presented the exhibition Mãos: 35 anos da Mão Afro-Brasileira (Hands: 35 years of the Afro-Brazilian Hand).

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BRAZIL’S HISTORY OF REPRESENTATION THROUGH ART

The Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo) and the Museu Afro Brasil Emanoel Araujo (Emanuel Araujo Afro Brazil Museum) presented the exhibition Mãos: 35 anos da Mão Afro-Brasileira (Hands: 35 years of the Afro-Brazilian Hand).

JOANA VASCONCELOS’ MAGICAL WORLD AT THE OSCAR NIEMEYER MUSEUM

Extravagances is Portuguese artist Joava Vasconcelos’ largest solo show at Brazil in the Oscar Niemeyer Museum (MON). Curated by Marc Pottier, the exhibition invites the audience to an immersion into the magical world of the artist.

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JOANA VASCONCELOS’ MAGICAL WORLD AT THE OSCAR NIEMEYER MUSEUM

Extravagances is Portuguese artist Joava Vasconcelos’ largest solo show at Brazil in the Oscar Niemeyer Museum (MON). Curated by Marc Pottier, the exhibition invites the audience to an immersion into the magical world of the artist.

MANOELA MEDEIROS ESCAPES ARTISTIC DEFINITIONS AND EXPLORES THE EVOLUTION OF THE NON-PLACE

MIAMI

In her practice, Brazilian artist Manoela Medeiros questions artistic media by going beyond their conventional formats, producing paintings and in situ installations that explore the relationships between space, time, and the corporeality of art and of the viewer. Together with Felipe Cohen, they are part of Kubik Gallery’s proposal for Pinta Miami 2023.

By María Galarza
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MANOELA MEDEIROS ESCAPES ARTISTIC DEFINITIONS AND EXPLORES THE EVOLUTION OF THE NON-PLACE

By María Galarza

MIAMI

In her practice, Brazilian artist Manoela Medeiros questions artistic media by going beyond their conventional formats, producing paintings and in situ installations that explore the relationships between space, time, and the corporeality of art and of the viewer. Together with Felipe Cohen, they are part of Kubik Gallery’s proposal for Pinta Miami 2023.

DANIEL STEEGMANN MANGRANÉ’S LANDSCAPES AT MACBA BARCELONA

Drawing upon biology and new anthropological discourses as conceptual frameworks, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané’s exhibition at Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) A leaf Shapes the Eye, proposes a holistic worldview in which there is no distinction between humans and their environment, and where relationships between all elements are in constant flux.

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DANIEL STEEGMANN MANGRANÉ’S LANDSCAPES AT MACBA BARCELONA

Drawing upon biology and new anthropological discourses as conceptual frameworks, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané’s exhibition at Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) A leaf Shapes the Eye, proposes a holistic worldview in which there is no distinction between humans and their environment, and where relationships between all elements are in constant flux.

MATÍAS DUVILLE IS CASA TRIÂNGULO’S NEW REPRESENTED ARTIST

Brazilian gallery Casa Triângulo announced the representation or Argentine artist Matías Duville.

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MATÍAS DUVILLE IS CASA TRIÂNGULO’S NEW REPRESENTED ARTIST

Brazilian gallery Casa Triângulo announced the representation or Argentine artist Matías Duville.

DISSIDENCE AND NEW REPRESENTATIONS. THE SÃO PAULO BIENNIAL 2023

The 35th São Paulo Biennale, Choreographies of the Impossible, gathered more than 1100 works by 121 participants focused on exploring new perspectives of the world.

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DISSIDENCE AND NEW REPRESENTATIONS. THE SÃO PAULO BIENNIAL 2023

The 35th São Paulo Biennale, Choreographies of the Impossible, gathered more than 1100 works by 121 participants focused on exploring new perspectives of the world.

ART, ART AND MORE ART! MARTA MINUJÍN AT THE PINACOTECA OF SÃO PAULO

The exhibition Marta Minujín: Vive at the Pinacoteca de São Paulo is the first panoramic exhibition in Brazil of one of the most important Latin American artists of her generation.

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ART, ART AND MORE ART! MARTA MINUJÍN AT THE PINACOTECA OF SÃO PAULO

The exhibition Marta Minujín: Vive at the Pinacoteca de São Paulo is the first panoramic exhibition in Brazil of one of the most important Latin American artists of her generation.

MARCELO BRODSKY AT THE MUSEO JUDAICO OF SÃO PAULO

Rolf Art presented within the framework of the 35th São Paulo Biennale Choreographies of the Impossible, an anthological exhibition by Marcelo Brodsky, curated by Márcio Seligmann-Silva at the Museu Judaico de São Paulo.

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MARCELO BRODSKY AT THE MUSEO JUDAICO OF SÃO PAULO

Rolf Art presented within the framework of the 35th São Paulo Biennale Choreographies of the Impossible, an anthological exhibition by Marcelo Brodsky, curated by Márcio Seligmann-Silva at the Museu Judaico de São Paulo.

DIVERSITY AND FLUIDITY. THE 2023 SÃO PAULO BIENNALE

The São Paulo Biennale opened its doors for its 35th edition. Choreographies of the Impossible focuses on exploring new perspectives of the world from the urgency of the present times.

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DIVERSITY AND FLUIDITY. THE 2023 SÃO PAULO BIENNALE

The São Paulo Biennale opened its doors for its 35th edition. Choreographies of the Impossible focuses on exploring new perspectives of the world from the urgency of the present times.

SHEROANAWE HAKIHIIWE: YANOMAMI COSMOLOGY AT MASP

The exhibition All this is us by Yanomami artist Sheroanawe Hakihiiwe at MASP presented 48 works with the mission to preserve his community’s cultural value.

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SHEROANAWE HAKIHIIWE: YANOMAMI COSMOLOGY AT MASP

The exhibition All this is us by Yanomami artist Sheroanawe Hakihiiwe at MASP presented 48 works with the mission to preserve his community’s cultural value.

ME, YOU AND THE MOON. TUNGA AT MAM SÃO PAULO

For the first time ever in Brazil, the installation Eu, Você e a Lua (2015) (Me, You and the Moon) –one of the last major works completed by the artist– will be presented at the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo).

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ME, YOU AND THE MOON. TUNGA AT MAM SÃO PAULO

For the first time ever in Brazil, the installation Eu, Você e a Lua (2015) (Me, You and the Moon) –one of the last major works completed by the artist– will be presented at the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo).

LIGIA D'ANDREA: VISUAL POETRY THAT ESCAPES FROM TWO-DIMENSIONALITY (part 2)
By Jorge Luna Ortuño – Philosopher and researcher
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LIGIA D'ANDREA: VISUAL POETRY THAT ESCAPES FROM TWO-DIMENSIONALITY (part 2)

By Jorge Luna Ortuño – Philosopher and researcher
August 16, 2023
LIGIA D'ANDREA: VISUAL POETRY THAT ESCAPES FROM TWO-DIMENSIONALITY (part 1)
By Jorge Luna Ortuño – Philosopher and researcher
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LIGIA D'ANDREA: VISUAL POETRY THAT ESCAPES FROM TWO-DIMENSIONALITY (part 1)

By Jorge Luna Ortuño – Philosopher and researcher
August 16, 2023
THE AMAZONAS AND SOUTHEAST ASIA: A CULTURAL EXCHANGE

The exhibition How many worlds are we? Presented in The Jim Thompson Art Center explores the notion of East and West in traditional and contemporary cultural practices between Amazonas and Southeast Asia.

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THE AMAZONAS AND SOUTHEAST ASIA: A CULTURAL EXCHANGE

The exhibition How many worlds are we? Presented in The Jim Thompson Art Center explores the notion of East and West in traditional and contemporary cultural practices between Amazonas and Southeast Asia.

3RD ACT – ABDIAS NASCIMENTO AND THE MUSEUM OF BLACK ART, MESTRE DIDI AND MÔNICA VENTURA – MYSTERIES TO EMERGE

With the third act dedicated to the memory of Abdias Nascimento (1914-2011), an exhibition focused on the work of Mestre Didi (1917-2013) and a large installation by the emerging Mônica Ventura, Inhotim is consolidating an important change in the profile of its collection and in the commissioning of new works.

By Mario Gioia, art critic and independent curator
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3RD ACT – ABDIAS NASCIMENTO AND THE MUSEUM OF BLACK ART, MESTRE DIDI AND MÔNICA VENTURA – MYSTERIES TO EMERGE

By Mario Gioia, art critic and independent curator

With the third act dedicated to the memory of Abdias Nascimento (1914-2011), an exhibition focused on the work of Mestre Didi (1917-2013) and a large installation by the emerging Mônica Ventura, Inhotim is consolidating an important change in the profile of its collection and in the commissioning of new works.

July 18, 2023
RETRATISTAS DO MORRO (PORTRAITISTS OF THE HILL) AT SESC SÃO PAULO

The memories of a community narrated by the individuals who live in it. This is what visitors will discover at the exhibition Retratistas do Morro (Portraitists of the Hill), running at Sesc Pinheiros.

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RETRATISTAS DO MORRO (PORTRAITISTS OF THE HILL) AT SESC SÃO PAULO

The memories of a community narrated by the individuals who live in it. This is what visitors will discover at the exhibition Retratistas do Morro (Portraitists of the Hill), running at Sesc Pinheiros.