Vincent Meessen selected for the 34th Bienal de São Paulo
04/09 - 05/12/2021
Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavilion, Parque Ibirapuera, portão 3, Vila Mariana
The 34th Bienal de São Paulo – Faz escuro mas eu canto – lays claim to the right to complexity and opacity, both in expressions of art and culture as well as in the identities of individuals and social groups. The fulcrum of the project – at which multiple situations of encounter are articulated between art and the public – will be the group show that will occupy the Bienal Pavilion. Curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, Paulo Miyada, Carla Zaccagnini, Francesco Stocchi and Ruth Estévez, the show recognizes the urgency of problems that defy life in today's world, while claiming the need for art as a field of encounter, resistance, rupture and transformation.
While this edition officially started in February 2020, it has since been unfolding in space and time with both physical and online programming. This year's digital programme (Feb - April, 2021) kicked off with online talks, courses, and studio visits with the participating artists. The physical exhibition Faz Escuro Mas Eu Canto (Though It’s Dark, Still I Sing) will open on September 4th, 2021 at the Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavilion in São Paulo.
Beatriz Santiago Munõz
Carolina Maria de Jesus
Daniel de Paula
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith
Musa Michelle Mattiuzzi
Naomi Rincón Gallardo
Sebastián Calfuqueo Aliste
Chief curator: Jacopo Crivelli Visconti
Adjunct curator: Paulo Miyada
Guest curators: Carla Zaccagnini, Francesco Stocchi and Ruth Estévez