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  • Though it's dark, still I sing

    Thinking about the work of art as something permeable to the relationships it establishes with its surroundings, rather than as something crystallized, the 34th Bienal was conceived to expand in space – extending through partnerships with 25 cultural institutions in the city – and in time – through solo shows and performances held in the Bienal Pavilion during the lead up to the event’s main group show. Due to the recent occurrences, the shows by Clara Ianni and Deana Lawson needed to be suspended and the performances of works by León Ferrari and Hélio Oiticica are being reconsidered. The ideas of the rehearsal and of the open rehearsal, central to the methodology used for the conception and construction of this Bienal, were put to the test throughout these months of work. The adjustments and changes, which are now being multiplied due to the Covid-19 pandemic, are an integral and relevant part of the process of insistence, transformation and fine tuning that has gone into the design of the 34th Bienal.

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Once a month artists from the 34th Bienal de São Paulo open their studios and speak about their trajectories, the works they are producing for the 34th Bienal and their current research, beginning with questions and provocations set forward by our curatorial team.

Watch now our studio visit with the belgian photographer Dirk Braeckman!

Image: Dirk Braeckman at his dark room. Courtesy of the artist and Zeno X Gallery

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February 2020
08 Feb 15 Mar 2020
10:00 - 18:00
Pavilhão da Bienal
08 Feb 2020
11:00 - 12:00
Pavilhão da Bienal
June 2020
09 Jun 11 Oct 2020
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Kunsthalle Basel
October 2020
14 Oct 2020 21 Mar 2021
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Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (MAM São Paulo)
15 Oct 2020 08 Feb 2021
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Pinacoteca de São Paulo / Estação
12:30 - 13:30
November 2020
18:00 - 19:00
bienal no Instagram
14 Nov 13 Oct 2020
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Pavilhão da Bienal
March 2021
20 Mar 06 Jun 2021
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Liverpool Biennial
May 2021
03 May 09 Aug 2021
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Museu da Cidade de São Paulo: Casa do Caxingui
June 2021
01 Jun 01 Nov 2021
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IMS Paulista
August 2021
28 Aug 03 Oct 2021
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Museu Brasileiro da Escultura e Ecologia (MuBE)
28 Aug 2021 28 Feb 2022
11:00 -
Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo (MAC USP)
September 2021
01 Sep 01 Dec 2021
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Casa do Povo
01 Sep 15 Dec 2021
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Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil
01 Sep 01 Dec 2021
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Centro de Formação Cultural Cidade Tiradentes
01 Sep 05 Dec 2021
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Instituto Bardi / Casa de Vidro
01 Sep 29 Oct 2021
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Pivô
01 Sep 05 Dec 2021
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Museu Lasar Segall
04 Sep 05 Dec 2021
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Pavilhão da Bienal
04 Sep 05 Dec 2021
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IAC - Instituto de Arte Contemporânea
04 Sep 05 Dec 2021
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Japan House São Paulo
04 Sep 05 Dec 2021
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Museu Afro Brasil
04 Sep 05 Dec 2021
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Sesc Pompeia
04 Sep 05 Dec 2021
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Pavilhão da Bienal
October 2021
01 Oct 13 Dec 2021
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Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (MAM São Paulo)
01 Oct 2021 26 Jan 2022
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Centro Cultural São Paulo

Venues

[A] LA FLEUR DE LA PEAU [[ON] THE FLOWER OF SKIN] Performance 13 Nov 2020 see more
The voices of the artists #1: the verse Though it's dark, still I sing Public program 22 Oct 2020 see more
Solo exhibition Noa Eshkol 01 Sep 01 Dec 2021 see more
Solo exhibition Giorgio Morandi 01 Sep 15 Dec 2021 see more
Solo exhibition Jota Mombaça 01 Oct 2021 26 Jan 2022 see more
Solo exhibition Marinella Senatore 01 Sep 01 Dec 2021 see more
Archives of Work Antonio Dias 04 Sep 05 Dec 2021 see more
A Brazil for Brazilians Carolina Maria de Jesus 01 Jun 01 Nov 2021 see more
Performance Trajal Harrell 01 Sep 05 Dec 2021 see more
Solo exhibition Yuko Mohri 04 Sep 05 Dec 2021 see more
Centropy Deana Lawson 09 Jun 11 Oct 2020 see more
A Maze in Grace Neo Muyanga 20 Mar 06 Jun 2021 see more
Solo exhibition Frida Orupabo 04 Sep 05 Dec 2021 see more
Solo exhibition Juraci Dórea 28 Aug 03 Oct 2021 see more
Solo exhibition Adrián Balseca 03 May 09 Aug 2021 see more
Solo exhibition Regina Silveira 28 Aug 2021 28 Feb 2022 see more
Defeats and victories Antonio Dias 14 Oct 2020 21 Mar 2021 see more


Moquém – Surarî: contemporary indigenous art Jaider Esbell 01 Oct 13 Dec 2021 see more
The Eternal Walker Lasar Segall 01 Sep 05 Dec 2021 see more
Paço das Artes' International Seminar of Contemporary Art 2020 Collective exhibition 02 07 Nov 2020 see more


A Maze in Grace Neo Muyanga 08 Feb 2020 see more


Solo exhibition Ximena Garrido-Lecca 08 Feb 15 Mar 2020 see more


The Words of Others León Ferrari 04 Sep 05 Dec 2021 see more


Wind Collective exhibition 14 Nov 13 Oct 2020 see more
Five Decades Joan Jonas 15 Oct 2020 08 Feb 2021 see more
Solo exhibition Beatriz Santiago Munõz 01 Sep 29 Oct 2021 see more
Solo exhibition Alfredo Jaar 04 Sep 05 Dec 2021 see more
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