Wind Collective exhibition

14 Nov 13 Oct 2020 Pavilhão da Bienal Collective exhibition
View of the work <i>Wind</i> (1968) by Joan Jonas at the exhibition Vento. Photo: Levi Fanan/ Fundação Bienal de São Paulo
View of the work Wind (1968) by Joan Jonas at the exhibition Vento. Photo: Levi Fanan/ Fundação Bienal de São Paulo
Views of Antonio Dias works at exhibition <i>Vento</i>. Photo: Levi Fanan / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo
Views of Antonio Dias works at exhibition Vento. Photo: Levi Fanan / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo
View of the work <i>Educação pela noite</i> (2020), by Clara Ianni at the exhibition <i>Wind</i>. Photo: Levi Fanan / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo  
View of the work Educação pela noite (2020), by Clara Ianni at the exhibition Wind. Photo: Levi Fanan / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo  
View of the work <i>Untitled (working title)</i> (2018), by Deana Lawson at the exibition <i>Wind</i>. Photo: Levi Fanan / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo
View of the work Untitled (working title) (2018), by Deana Lawson at the exibition Wind. Photo: Levi Fanan / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo
View of the work <i>Two Choirs</i> (2013‒2014), by Ana Adamović at the exhibition <i>Wind</i>. Photo: Levi Fanan /  Fundação Bienal de São Paulo
View of the work Two Choirs (2013‒2014), by Ana Adamović at the exhibition Wind. Photo: Levi Fanan / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo
View of the work <i>from here</i> (2018), by Edurne Rubio at the exhibition <i>Wind</i>. Photo: Levi Fanan /  Fundação Bienal de São Paulo
View of the work from here (2018), by Edurne Rubio at the exhibition Wind. Photo: Levi Fanan / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo
View of Eleonore Koch works at the exhibition <i>Wind</i>. Photo: Levi Fanan /  Fundação Bienal de São Paulo
View of Eleonore Koch works at the exhibition Wind. Photo: Levi Fanan / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo
View of the work <i>Whistling and Language Transfiguration (WaLT)</i> (2012) by Gala Porras-Kim at the exhibition <i>Wind</i>. Photo: Levi Fanan/ Fundação Bienal de São Paulo
View of the work Whistling and Language Transfiguration (WaLT) (2012) by Gala Porras-Kim at the exhibition Wind. Photo: Levi Fanan/ Fundação Bienal de São Paulo

The Fundação Bienal presents the show Vento [Wind], from November 14 to December 13, 2020, at the Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavilion as part of the program of the 34th Bienal de São Paulo – Though it’s dark, still I sing. This exhibition is rigorously following health and safety protocols established for the local cultural sector.

The exhibition, titled after Joan Jonas’ film Wind (1968), includes mostly immaterial works (in audio or video) seeks to emphasize a sense of space and distance that can rarely be experienced by the public at exhibitions and events usually held at the building. No exhibition walls will be built for this show, and the architecture of the Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavilion, 30,000m² space, will remain in its original state, welcoming the artworks directly, without elements to create a mediation between the human scale of the works and the monumental dimensions of the pavilion.

Timed with the exhibition opening, on November 13, at 6pm [São Paulo Time (GMT-3)], a performance by artist Paulo Nazareth will be held inside the Pavilion whilst the building remains closed to the public. The performance will be livestreamed on the Bienal Instagram. Learn more here.

Read the curatorial text written by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti and Paulo Miyada here

Vento [Wind] features 21 artists: Alice Shintani (1971, São Paulo, Brazil), Ana Adamović (1974, Belgrade, Serbia), Antonio Dias (1944, Campina Grande, Brazil), Clara Ianni (1987, São Paulo, Brazil), Deana Lawson (1979, New York, USA), Edurne Rubio (1974, Burgos, Spain), Eleonore Koch (1926-2018, Berlin, Germany), Gala Porras-Kim (1984, Bogotá, Colombia), Jacqueline Nova (1935-1975, Ghent, Belgium), Jaider Esbell (1979, Normandia, Brazil), Joan Jonas (1936, New York, USA), Koki Tanaka (1975, Kyoto, Japan), León Ferrari (1920-2013, Buenos Aires, Argentina), Luisa Cunha (1949, Lisbon, Portugal), Melvin Moti (1977, Rotterdam, Netherlands), Neo Muyanga (1979, Johannesburg, South Africa), Musa Michelle Mattiuzzi (1983, São Paulo, Brazil), Paulo Nazareth (multiple dates, Watu Nak, Vale do Rio Doce, Brazil), Regina Silveira (1939, Porto Alegre, Brazil), Ximena Garrido-Lecca (1980, Lima, Peru) and Yuko Mohri (1980, Kanagawa, Japan).

See here the list of works of the exhibition Vento here

Exhibition Vento [Wind]
14 November – 13 December 2020
Book your tickets here (optional)
Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun, 11am – 7pm; Thu, 11am – 8pm
*between 11am and 12pm, elder and high risk visitors will have priority
Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavilion, Ibirapuera Park
São Paulo, Brazil
Free entry



Watch now the video, produced by the channel Arte que Acontece, in which works and artists are commented on by curators Jacopo Crivelli Visconti and Paulo Miyada!

  1. Caroline A. Jones, Eyesight Alone: Clement Greenberg’s Modernism and the Bureaucratization of the Senses (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005).
  2. Greenberg’s Modernism and the Bureaucratization of the Senses (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005).
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