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“Homo Ludens”

GALERIA LUISA STRINA, São Paulo

View of “Homo Ludens,” Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, 2016.
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Daniela Castro

The first sentences of Johan Huizinga’s Homo Ludens: A Study of the Play-Element in Culture (1944) read: “A happier age than ours once made bold to call our species by the name of Homo Sapiens. In the course of time we have come to realize that we are not so... continue reading
“Live Uncertainty,” 32nd Bienal de São Paulo

PAVILHãO CICCILLO MATARAZZO, São Paulo

Frans Krajcberg, Untitled (Ballerinas), undated.
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Kiki Mazzucchelli

Almost a year ago, when chief curator Jochen Volz announced his proposal for the 32nd edition of the Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil was already undergoing a severe political crisis, with the country split between those who supported the democratically elected coalition government and those who called for the impeachment... continue reading
SP-Arte

PAVILHãO CICCILLO MATARAZZO, São Paulo

Rochelle Costi, Residência – escada, 2010/15.
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Silas Marti

There is a clear spatial hierarchy at art fairs: modern and old master works on one side, contemporary on another. But this year’s SP-Arte, in its 11th iteration, inaugurated a new section called “Open Plan,” installing the most ambitious and large-scale works on the third floor of Oscar Niemeyer’s Bienal... continue reading
São Paulo Round Up

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, São Paulo

Lawrence Weiner, HERE FOR A TIME THERE FOR A TIME & SOMEWHERE FOR A TIME AQUI POR UM TEMPO LÁ POR UM TEMPO & EM ALGUM LUGAR POR UM TEMPO, 2014.
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Sophie Goltz

The past 10 years have seen an expansion in the recognition of Latin American artists worldwide, as well as a multiplication of the numbers of galleries and art-related events in Brazil, especially in São Paulo. Being so, a survey of the city’s growing number of contemporary art institutions such as... continue reading
“How to Talk About Things that Don’t Exist”

31ST BIENAL DE SãO PAULO, São Paulo

View of "How to Talk About Things that Don’t Exist,” 31st Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo.
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Silas Marti

When British curator Charles Esche moved to São Paulo to orchestrate this year’s Bienal—alongside Galit Eilat and Oren Sagiv (from Israel) and Pablo Lafuente and Nuria Enguita Mayo (from Spain)—he stressed that this is a show anchored on the now, on the goings-on that are shaping the world as we... continue reading
View of Marine Hugonnier, “The Bee, the Parrot and the Jaguar,” Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, 2014.
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Filipa Ramos

Eighteen years have passed since Hal Foster’s critical remarks on the position of the artist as ethnographer.(1) That text, together with Catherine David’s 1997 Documenta X, and its questioning of the anthropological foundations of Western culture, became two groundbreaking events, which heralded a tightening of the artistic and anthropological inquiries... continue reading

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