31st Bienal de São Paulo and World Biennial Forum No 2

How to talk about things that don’t exist

31st Bienal de São Paulo
Curators: Charles Esche, Galit Eilat, Nuria Enguita Mayo, Pablo Lafuente and Oren Sagiv
Dates: 06 September – 07 December 2014
Preview days: 02 – 05 September 2014

CIMAM members are welcome to attend the 31st Bienal de São Paulo’s professional preview days from 02 – 05 September 2014 and access the World Biennial Forum No 2 from 26 to 30 November 2014. Find below how to register to access the 31st Bienal de São Paulo and World Biennial Forum No 2.

About

The 31st Bienal de São Paulo will be titled How to talk about things that don’t exist. Established by the curatorial team – Charles Esche, Galit Eilat, Nuria Enguita Mayo, Pablo Lafuente and Oren Sagiv as well by the associate curators Benjamin Seroussi and Luiza Proença – the title is a poetic call to put the capability of art at the centre of the event. Focused on the iconic Bienal Pavilion, the event will investigate art as a means to encounter experiences and emotions that are not present in most analyses of human life. Transformation, entanglement and displacement will be core concerns in selecting international artworks and organising events. If individuals or groups within a society can recognise, through art, the things that they cannot acknowledge through other means, then they might be empowered to transform themselves in unpredictable ways. The hope of the 31st Bienal is that it can conjure up possibilities that do not yet exist through artistic acts of will. Perhaps this is, in the end, the core function of art both historically and today.

To add your name to the guest list, please send an email to flavia.abbud@bienal.org.br including your full name, position and institution and stating you are a Member of CIMAM. You will be required to show your CIMAM membership card when collecting your accreditation.
For complete information on the 31st Bienal de São Paulo please visit: bienal.org.br.

World Biennial Forum No 2

How to make Biennials in Contemporary Times

On the occasion of the 31st Bienal de São Paulo, Biennial Foundation, Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, and ICCo – Instituto de Cultura Contemporânea, are pleased to present World Biennial Forum No 2 curated by Charles Esche, Galit Eilat, Nuria Enguita Mayo, Pablo Lafuente, Oren Sagiv, Benjamin Seroussi and Luiza Proença, who will also function as the Forum’s artistic directors. Dates: 26 – 30 November 2014.

About

The World Biennial Forum is a recurring gathering of biennial practitioners and appreciators to examine and discuss the foremost topics and concerns within the field. The World Biennial Forum’s role is to signal primary concerns in biennial art environments, investigating and researching the various modes of operation and production in different regions, and offering insights into the current issues and needs surrounding art biennials worldwide.

The 5-day event, from 26 to 30 November 2014, will be composed of thematic debates open to the public, internal workshops for biennial organizers on practical aspects of biennial work, as well as optional guided tours of exhibition venues in and out of São Paulo.

The detailed program for preview events and the actual Forum is still in development and will be announced after the summer. All CIMAM members registered to the WBF No 2 will receive an update in the regard as soon as it is available.

To register for the WBF No 2 please fill in the form, which you can find here.

For more information please contact Lisa Mazza at lm@biennialfoundation.org

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