Sao Paolo Biennial °

Bienal de São Paulo / Parque Ibirapuera, Gate 3, Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavilion
04094-000 Sao Paulo

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artists & participants

AbsalonPablo AccinelliHorst AdemeitBas Jan AderMaryanne AmacherMeris AngiolettiEi ArakawaAthanasios ArgianasIvan ArgoteMichel AubryRicardo BasbaumPauline BastardErica BaumEduardo BerlinerAlberto BitarInaki BonillasSofia BorgesFrederic Bruly BouabreRodrigo Braga CaduHugo CanoilasAlejandro CesarcoSavvas ChristodoulidesWaldemar CordeiroAlfredo CortinaAlexandre da CunhaTiago Carneiro da CunhaMoyra DaveyFernand DelignyArthur Bispo do RosarioHans EijkelboomAndreas ErikssonHans-Peter FeldmannHelio FervenzaRobert FilliouIan Hamilton FinlaySaul FletcherSimone FortiHreinn FridfinnssonBernard FrizeMarco Fusinato GegoEduardo GilFernanda GomesAlair GomesSigurdur GudmundssonSheila HicksDave Hullfish BaileyPatrick JolleyAllan KaprowAli KazmaYuki KimuraJutta KoetherJiri KovandaFerdinand KriwetRuno LagomarsinoLucia LagunaMartin LegonDaniela LoveraGuy MaddinHelen MirraOdires MlaszhoFranz MonDavid MorenoMark MorrisroeBruno MunariOlivier NottelletRoberto ObregonAnna OppermannFernando OrtegaBernardo OrtizNicolas ParisLuis Perez-OramasKirsten PierothPablo PijnappelCharlotte PosenenskeElaine ReichekThiago Rocha PittaBenet RossellAugust SanderIlene SegaloveAndre SeveroRobert SmithsonDaniel Steegmann MangraneKatja StrunzEduardo StupiaLeandro TartagliaSergei Tcherepnin Tehching HsiehHayley TompkinsSandra Vasquez de la HorraPaulo VivacquaFranz Erhard Walther Xu BingViola YesiltacIcaro ZorbarJohn Zurier 

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press release

THE 30th SÃO PAULO BIENAL THE IMMINENCE OF POETICS

Under the title The Imminence of Poetics, the 30th São Paulo Bienal takes its curatorial premise from the multiplicity, recurrence and permanent mutability of artistic poetics. Poetics is understood as the instrumental repertoire that enables an individual or group, discipline or tradition, to establish – intuitively, intentionally or unconsciously – the discursive strategies or platforms that enable expressive acts of artistic nature.

As Chief Curator Luís Pérez-Oramas points out, imminence represents “what is on the verge of happening, the word on the tip of one’s tongue, the expected silence that precedes the decision whether or not to speak, art as a discursive strategy and poetics in its plurality and multiplicity”.

The fundamental tool of the 30th São Paulo Bienal will be the notion of Constellation, therefore instead of focusing on single artists or works, the exhibition will present audiences with constellations of oeuvres that share a common theme, process or ideology.

Taking as a conceptual base the understanding that poetics overlap, assimilate, condense and diverge, the curators of the 30th São Paulo Bienal – The Imminence of Poetics have established four conceptual notions: Survivals, Alterforms, Drifts and Voices, plus a transversal zone, Reverse. These hypotheses articulate in polyphonic form the artworks that comprise the 30th São Paulo Bienal.

Survival The notion of survival reflects on the selection of referential as well as contemporary works, enabling a dialogue within a shared historical field. In the 30th São Paulo Bienal, survival operates through the inscription of forms and practices constituted within the ambits of spatial and temporal distant lives.

Alterforms Alterforms explores selective transformations that artists, consciously or unconsciously, produce within their own practice. Alterforms presents a panorama of the current state of de-formative re-readings of modernity, and will hinge upon investigations into the state of artistic mediums: examining the margins of painting, printmaking, poetry, theory, sound, cinema, literature, theater and photography in a time characterized by the monopoly of the image as medium.

Drifts The exhibition proposes a set of altered forms in which hybridization and marginality can be understood as a drift. The remains of language in the field of art as well as spaces engendered by information technologies and digitalization resurface. What forms of nomadic practices are crucial to the understanding of our time? How can we understand drift into artistic forms and ideas as a fruitful approach to deal with contemporary art?

Voices Voices manifests itself through works in which the performative dimension of art and phonetics prevail. Voices serves as a platform for the examination of relations between visual and discursive poetics. Approaching the voice as malleable artistic material in all its strands and possibilities, Voices pervades Survivals, Alterforms and Drifts and extends throughout the city of São Paulo and the Bienal’s virtual platforms. Creating a bridge between the notion of voice and the manifold performative dimensions of art, Voices provides a possibility to give the audience a voice.

Reverse Conceived as a transversal zone in relation to the exhibition at the Biennial Pavilion in Ibirapuera Park, Reverse is a platform that not only embraces all the curatorial elements of the 30th São Paulo Bienal, but shapes a citywide constellation. Reverse will take the form of urban interventions and exhibitions held in conjunction with partner institutions throughout the city, as well as film screenings and performances by Brazilian and international artists. Among the partners in the Reverse network are Casa Modernista, Capela do Morumbi, Casa do Bandeirante and other institutions.

Educational Component The educational component of the 30th São Paulo Bienal – The Imminence of Poetics, coordinated by Stela Barbieri, is synchronized with the general curatorship of the exhibition. The educational program, conducted according to the concepts presented by the curators, is an opportunity to create dialogues that begin before the exhibition opens to the public and continue with courses, workshops and activities.

Symposia The Imminence of Poetics proposes a debate on the present state of artistic activity through a number of public programs in which the Biennial itself and the general aspects of its contents serve as the focus for discussion. Three symposia are scheduled for São Paulo throughout autumn 2012 in addition to a poetic/theoretical gathering, fostering a trans-territorial and trans-poetic dialogue between two cities - Ciudad Abierta, Valparaíso, in Chile, and São Paulo, Brazil.

São Paulo, April 12, 2012

List of participant artists

Absalon, Israel Alair Gomes, Brasil Alberto Bitar, Brasil Alejandro Cesarco, Uruguai Alexandre da Cunha, Brasil Alexandre Moreira, Brasil Alfredo Cortina, Venezuela Ali Kazma, Turquia Allan Kaprow, EUA Ambroise Ngaimoko (Studio 3Z), Angola Andreas Eriksson, Suécia Anna Oppermann, Alemanha Arthur Bispo do Rosário, Brasil Athanasios Argianas, Grécia/Inglaterra August Sander, Alemanha Bas Jan Ader, Holanda Benet Rossell, Espanha Bernard Frize, França Bernardo Ortiz, Colômbia Bruno Munari, Itália Cadu, Brasil Charlotte Posenenske, Alemanha Christian Vinck, Venezuela Ciudad Abierta, Chile Daniel Steegmann, Espanha Dave Hullfish Bailey, EUA David Moreno, EUA Diego Maquieira, Chile Edi Hirose, Peru Eduardo Berliner, Brasil Eduardo Gil, Venezuela Eduardo Stupía, Argentina Elaine Reichek, EUA Erica Baum, EUA Fernand Deligny, França Fernanda Gomes, Brasil f.marquespenteado, Brasil/Portugal Fernando Ortega, México Franz Erhard Walther, Alemanha Franz Mon, Alemanha Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Costa do Marfim Gego, Venezuela Guy Maddin, Canadá Hans Eijkelboom, Holanda Hans-Peter Feldmann, Alemanha Hayley Tompkins, Inglaterra/Escócia Helen Mirra, EUA Hélio Fervenza, Brasil Horst Ademeit, Alemanha Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Islândia/Holanda Hugo Canoilas, Portugal Ian Hamilton Finlay, Escócia Icaro Zorbar, Colômbia Ilene Segalove, EUA Iñaki Bonillas, México Ivan Argote & Pauline Bastard, Colômbia Jerry Martin, Peru Jiří Kovanda, República Tcheca John Zurier, EUA José Arnaud-Bello, México Juan Iribarren, Venezuela Juan Luis Martínez, Chile Juan Nascimiento & Daniela Lovera, Venezuela Jutta Koether, Alemanha Katja Strunz, Alemanha Kirsten Pieroth, Alemanha Kriwet, Alemanha Leandro Tartaglia, Argentina Lucia Laguna, Brasil Marcelo Coutinho, Brasil Marco Fusinato, Austrália Maryanne Amacher, EUA Mark Morrisroe, EUA Martín Legón, Argentina Meris Angioletti, Itália Michel Aubry, França Mobile Radio, Inglaterra/Alemanha Moris, México Moyra Davey, Canadá Nicolás Paris, Colômbia Nino Cais, Brasil Nydia Negromonte, Brasil Odires Mlaszho, Brasil Olivier Nottellet, França Pablo Accinelli, Argentina Pablo Pijnappel, Brasil/Holanda Patrick Jolley, Irlanda Paulo Vivacqua, Brasil Productos Peruanos Para Pensar (PPPP), Peru Ricardo Basbaum, Brasil Robert Filliou, França Robert Smithson, EUA Roberto Obregón, Venezuela Rodrigo Braga, Brasil Runo Lagomarsino , Suécia Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, Chile Saul Fletcher, Inglaterra Savvas Christodoulides, Chipre Sergei Tcherepnin with Ei Arakawa, EUA Sheila Hicks, EUA/França Sigurdur Gudmundsson , Islândia Simone Forti, EUA Sofia Borges, Brasil Tehching Hsieh, Taiwan Thiago Rocha Pitta, Brasil Thomas Sipp, França Tiago Carneiro da Cunha, Brasil Viola Yesiltaç, Alemanha Waldemar Cordeiro, Brasil Xu Bing, China Yuki Kimura, Japão​

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30th São Paulo Biennial
The Imminence of Poetics
Ort: Pavilhao Ciccillo Matarazzo, Parque Ibirapuera, São Paulo
Kuratoren: Luis Perez-Oramas & Andre Severo, Tobi Maier, Isabela Villanueva

Künstler: Absalon , Alair Gomes, Alberto Bitar, Alejandro Cesarco, Alexandre da Cunha, Alexandre Moreira, Alfredo Cortina, Ali Kazma, Allan Kaprow, Ambroise Ngaimoko (Studio 3Z ), Andreas Eriksson, Anna Oppermann, Arthur Bispo do Rosario, Athanasios Argianas, August Sander, Bas Jan Ader, Benet Rossell, Bernard Frize, Bernardo Ortiz, Bruno Munari, Cadu , Charlotte Posenenske, Christian Vinck, Ciudad Abierta , Daniel Steegmann, Dave Hullfish Bailey, David Moreno, Diego Maquieira, Edi Hirose, Eduardo Berliner, Eduardo Gil, Eduardo Stupia, Elaine Reichek, Erica Baum, Fernand Deligny, Fernanda Gomes, F. Marquespenteado, Fernando Ortega, Franz Erhard Walther, Franz Mon, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Costa do Marfim , Gego , Guy Maddin, Hans Eijkelboom, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Hayley Tompkins, Helen Mirra, Helio Fervenza, Horst Ademeit, Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Hugo Canoilas, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Icaro Zorbar, Ilene Segalove, Inaki Bonillas, Ivan Argote & Pauline Bastard, Jerry Martin, Jiri Kovanda, John Zurier, Jose Arnaud-Bello, Juan Iribarren, Juan Luis Martinez, Juan Nascimiento & Daniela Lovera, Jutta Koether, Katja Strunz, Kirsten Pieroth, Ferdinand Kriwet, Leandro Tartaglia, Lucia Laguna, Marcelo Coutinho, Marco Fusinato, Maryanne Amacher, Mark Morrisroe, Martin Legon, Meris Angioletti, Michel Aubry, Mobile Radio , Moris , Moyra Davey, Nicolas Paris, Nino Cais, Nydia Negromonte, Odires Mlaszho, Olivier Nottellet, Pablo Accinelli, Pablo Pijnappel, Patrick Jolley, Paulo Vivacqua, Productos Peruanos Para Pensar  (PPPP ), Ricardo Basbaum, Robert Filliou, Robert Smithson, Roberto Obregon, Rodrigo Braga, Runo Lagomarsino , Sandra Vasquez de la Horra, Saul Fletcher, Savvas Christodoulides, Sergei Tcherepnin, Ei Arakawa, Sheila Hicks, Sigurdur Gudmundsson , Simone Forti, Sofia Borges, Tehching Hsieh, Thiago Rocha Pitta, Thomas Sipp, Tiago Carneiro da Cunha, Viola Yesiltac, Waldemar Cordeiro, Xu Bing, Yuki Kimura.