São Paulo

Járed Domício

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil | São Paulo

Centro Cultural São Paulo is the municipal cultural center of Brazil’s (and Latin America’s) richest city, a metropolis whose budget is the third largest in the country after those of the federal government and the state of São Paulo. In contrast to the sparkling Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, the state’s well-kept art museum, however, the CCSP is by no means an expression of Paulistano wealth. On the contrary, it enjoys very limited resources for its exhibitions. Its building is also far from efficient and seems like yet another example of those ambitiously commissioned government structures—spectacular, poorly designed, and haphazardly finished—typical of the Latin American megalopolis. Yet, overcoming its exigencies through seriousness and shrewd curating, the CCSP has since 1990 been organizing a series of yearly projects with emerging artists that has launched many of the most

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