The 32nd Bienal de São Paulo opens today
It is often said that all roads lead to Rome, but it looks like Brazil has been trying to dethrone the country of La Dolce Vita. This time, world’s spotlights are focused on the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo which starts today, September 07, and will run until December 11.
Titled ‘Incerteza Viva’, this show means to reflect on the current conditions of life and the strategies offered by contemporary art to harbor or inhabit uncertainty. The exhibition sets out to trace cosmological thinking, ambient and collective intelligence, and systemic and natural ecologies.
Curated by Jochen Volz, Head of Programmes at the Serpentine Galleries, the overall composition presents some interesting characteristics: more than half of the artists are women, unusual situation in major international art exhibitions, and a large percentage were born after 1970, being in their 40s or younger.
Featuring approximately 90 artists and collectives, from more than 30 countries, many of the works involve artistic residencies in the city of São Paulo and research travels in Brazil.
Meet some of the artworks on display at the second oldest biennial in the world, after Venice.