Brazil - 29th Bienal de São Paulo - Participants from Flanders09/08/2010
September 25 - December 12, 2010
The 29th Bienal de São Paulo, entitled There is always a cup of sea to sail in, is anchored on the notion that it is impossible to separate art from politics. The choice of this organizing principle for the 29th Bienal de São Paulo curatorial project rests on two major reasons. Firstly, because we live in a world of diverse conflicts, where sociability paradigms are being constantly challenged and on which art stands as a privileged means of understanding and, at the same time, reinventing reality. Secondly, the movement towards bringing art and politics closer together has been so intense in the past two decades that again emphasis should be placed on the uniqueness of the former over the latter, as they are very often confounded to the point of indistinctness.
The 29th Bienal de São Paulo is curated by Moacir dos Anjos and Agnaldo Farias and by a team of guest curators from various backgrounds. Of the approximately 160 artist they've selected, quite a few are originating from Flanders or currently living in Flanders: Chantal Akerman, Francis Alÿs, Manon de Boer, David Claerbout, Dora Garcia, Kendell Geers and Otobong Nkanga.