São Paulo Biennial introduces 2020’s themes

Words by Giuditta Ercolino
February 21, 2020

The 34th edition of the Bienal de São Paulo, starting officially in September 2020, inaugurates with a solo exhibition by the artist Ximena Garrido-Lecca. 

Curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, the exhibition is the first of a series of three to introduce the core themes of the Biennial collective show, willing to develop a dialogue around the social and political complexity of our times. José Olympio Pereira, president of the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, declares “We want to give a great contribution not only to Art but to the whole Country”.

The curator’s project has been selected among five others, each of them conceived around a common topic: art as a platform for a diversity of thinking and as an instrument of sharing a common project. The focus seems to follow the line of “May You Live In Interesting Times”, the 58th edition of the Venice Biennale, but with an innovative approach. Besides the three opening exhibitions, produced and curated in collaboration with the international institutions that will host them in 2021, three performative events are foreseen between March and August 2020. The purpose of the exhibition programme is to use these happenings as introductory chapters to the proper Biennial in September 2020.

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