Sao Paulo Biennial 2010

The 29th Bienal de São Paulo exhibition shows works of art by approximately 160 artists from all over the world. The Bienal is titled “There is always a cup of sea to sail in” (“Há sempre um copo de mar para um homem navegar”). It “is anchored on the notion that it is impossible to separate art from politics. Such impossibility is expressed in the fact that art, through ways of its own, is capable of blocking the sensorial coordinates through which we understand and inhabit the world by bringing into it themes and attitudes that did not previously fit in, thus making it different and wider.”

The 29th Bienal de São Paulo is curated by Moacir dos Anjos and Agnaldo Farias and by a team of guest curators from various backgrounds. The curators are Fernando Alvim (Angola), Rina Carvajal (Venezuela / USA), Yuko Hasegawa (Japan), Sarat Maharaj (South Africa / UK), and Chus Martinez (Spain).

The 29th Bienal de São Paulo comprises of different parts. The exhibition, an educational program, discursive activities, art residencies, and its website.

Among the artists are: Aernout Mik, Ai Weiwei, Alfredo Jaar, Allora & Calzadilla, Anri Sala, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Cao Fei, David Claerbout, Douglas Gordon, Ernesto Neto, Fiona Tan, Francis Alí¿s, Gustav Metzger, Harun Farocki, Hélio Oiticica, Isa Genzken, Jeremy Deller, Kendell Geers, Nancy Spero, and Yto Barrada (who just won the Deutsche Bank Artist of the Year award.

Sao Paulo Biennial 2010. By VTV correspondents Daniel Rubim and Igor Vidor.

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