São Paulo

Ai Weiwei, Template, 2007, wooden doors and windows from destroyed Ming and Qing Dynasty houses (1368- 1911), base: 283 x 473 x 335".

Ai Weiwei, Template, 2007, wooden doors and windows from destroyed Ming and Qing Dynasty houses (1368- 1911), base: 283 x 473 x 335".

São Paulo

29th São Paulo Bienal

Bienal de São Paulo
Parque Ibirapuera, Gate 3, Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavillion
September 25–December 12, 2010

Curated by Moacir dos Anjos and Agnaldo Farias

Founded in 1951, the Bienal de São Paulo is the second-oldest art biennial after Venice. This year it makes a definitive break with the inaugural model, abandoning national presentations. Its exhibition of more than 140 international artists unfolds according to several conceptual groupings that relate art and politics and explore such issues as “visibility” and “remembrance.” A selection of multiuse spaces—designated terreiros (places for ritual, dance, and play)—focus attention on culturally significant Brazilian sites in order to host an expanded program of lectures and performances. The chief curators are joined by an impressive global team, including Fernando Alvim (Angola), Rina Carvajal (Venezuela/US), Yuko Hasegawa (Japan), Sarat Maharaj (South Africa/UK), and Chus Martínez (Spain).