SP-Arte Special – São Paulo International Art Festival

Sao Paulo

The 14th edition of SP-Arte – São Paulo International Art Festival will gather at the Bienal Pavilion, between April 11 and 15, 2018, more than 140 exhibitors. the sector General, the biggest sector of the fair, brings galleries from all over the world. Works by established and rising artists spread around the curves of the building designed by Oscar Niemeyer.

The project Ground, curated by Luiza Teixeira de Freitas, is dedicated to galleries interested in developing projects focused on a single artist, with creators from different generations and styles. In its second edition, the sector Repertoire, curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, maintains a chronological artistic outline focusing on works produced during the 1980s. The objective is to create a dialogue between international artists less known in Brazil and historically relevant names for art in the country.

This year, the sector Performance wins, for the first time, a specific curatorship. Paula Garcia, artist and collaborator of the Marina Abramovic Institute, takes the post and chooses, for this edition, five long-term works that extend throughout the entire period of the Festival and take place simultaneously. The sector will also have a dedicated environment, where the public is immersed in the power of performance art.

Art as an avant-garde environment for discussions on gender and sexuality, the impact of the digital universe on artistic production, in addition to the intimate relationship between performance and the social context, will be some of the topics covered in the program talks, series of free lectures on movements and trends. This year, Adriana Couto, journalist and host of the Metrópolis program, on TV Cultura, will host and mediate the panels.

The fair is completed with three other sectors: Design, in which pieces of furniture, lighting and antiques – signed by renowned designers, in addition to prominent young people – gain space; Editorial, which features a wide selection of publications on modern and contemporary art, as well as artist books, at the stands of the most renowned publishers in the field; and museums, where renowned Brazilian cultural institutions are present with actions that strengthen the visibility of their collections and the understanding of art in general.

Opening (guest preview): 11/04
Visitation: 12 to 15/04/18, from 13:00 to 21:00
SP Art: Biennial Pavilion, Ibirapuera Park, Gate 3, São Paulo. Admission: R$ 45.00, R$20.00 (half)

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