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

    29th São Paulo Bienal

    Bienal de São Paulo
    Fundação Bienal de São Paulo Av. Pedro Álvares Cabral
    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).