September 24, 2006 - Bienal de São Paulo - 27a. Bienal de São Paulo: Como viver junto — How to live together
September 24, 2006

27a. Bienal de São Paulo: Como viver junto — How to live together

27a. Bienal de São Paulo
Como viver junto How to live together

7 October through 17 December 2006

Chief curator: Lisette Lagnado
Co-curators: Cristina Freire, Rosa Martínez,
Adriano Pedrosa, José Roca
Guest curator: Jochen Volz
President of the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo:
Manoel Francisco Pires da Costa

Press conference: 4 October, 10am
Public opening: 7 October, 10am
Preview for guests:
5 October, 8:30 pm; and 6 October, 8pm
Fortnight Film opening: 4 October, 9pm, premiere of Cao Guimarãess Andarilho [The drifter], Cine Bombril

The 27th Bienal de São Paulo proposes an innovative approach within the tradition of the Fundação Bienal, doing away with the so-called national representations. The title is borrowed from Roland Barthess seminars at the Collège de France (197677). The exhibition proposes a reflection on how shared and common spaces are constructed, questioning controversial issues such as difference, coexistence, rhythms of production and collaborative practices in an attempt to reach an ethical sense of living-together. To operate in the social sphere and to give a public answer to political events is a feature of contemporary artistic practices. This concept is situated at the crossroads of two lines of thought which are at the basis of Hélio Oiticicas Environmental Program: the meaning of construction, particular to the Brazilian neoconcrete experience, and a farewell to aestheticism. In the exhibition, these lines are translated into Constructive projects and Programs for life.

The 27th Bienal is a multifaceted project, encompassing an artist-in-residence program, screenings (the Film Fortnight), seminars, publications, and an educational project, curated by Denise Grinspum. The artist-in-residence program was organized in cooperation with Fundação Armando Alvares PenteadoFAAP and invited ten artists to spend time in Rio Branco, Acre, Recife, and São Paulo. The Film Fortnight will be screened at Cine Bombril and Cine Lasar Segall. The seminars are held at the Bienal Pavilion from January through November, 2006, and will include 36 speakers in six seminars organized by the curators. The Portuguese-English publications will consist of 3 volumes: Guide, How to live together, and Seminars. The poster is by Jorge Macchi with design by Rodrigo Cerviño. The exhibitions architecture is by Marta Bogéa.

Solange Viana
Tel: (55 11) 5576-7636

Guest relations:
Nathalie de la Chevalerie
Tel: (55 11) 8112-1114

Fundação Bienal de São Paulo
Parque Ibirapuera portão 3
04094-000 São Paulo SP
Tel: (55 11) 5576-7600
Fax: (55 11) 5549-0230

List of artists:

Adel Abdessemed, Ahlam Shibli, Akram Zaatari, Alberto Baraya, Ana Mendieta , Andrew McLeod, Ann Lislegaard, Antal Lakner, Antoni Miralda, Armando Andrade Tudela, Atelier Bow-Wow, Aya Ben Ron, Barbara Visser, Bregtje van der Haak, Brendon Wilkinson, Cao Guimarães, Claudia Andujar, Cláudia Cristóvão, Damián Ortega, Dan Graham, Detanico & Lain, Diango Hernández, Didier Faustino, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster , Eloisa Cartonera, Esra Ersen, FASTWURMS, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Fernando Ortega, Florian Pumhösl, Francesco Jodice, Gerry Schum , Gordon Matta-Clark, Goshka Macuga, Grönlund/Nisunen, Guy Tillim, Haegue Yang, Héctor Zamora, Hélio Melo, Ivan Cardoso, Jack Smith, Jardim Miriam Arte Clube JAMAC, Jane Alexander, Jarbas Lopes, Jaroslaw Kozlowski, Jean-Luc Godard, Jeanne Faust, João Maria Gusmão Pedro Paiva, Jorge Macchi, Juan Araujo, Julio Bressane, Konono no.1, Kristina Solomoukha, Lara Almarcegui, Lars Ramberg , Laura Lima, Lawrence Weiner, Len Lye, León Ferrari, Lida Abdul, Long March Project, Loulou Cherinet, Lu Chunsheng, Lucia Koch, Mabe Bethônico, Marcel Broodthaers, Marcellvs L., Marcelo Cidade, Marcos Bonisson, Marepe, María Galindo, María Teresa Hincapié, Marilá Dardot, Mario Navarro, Marjetica Potrc, Mark Bradford, Martinho Patrício, Marwan Rechmaoui, Mauro Restiffe, Meschac Gaba, Michael Snow and Carl Brown, Miki Kratsman, Minerva Cuevas, Monica Bonvicini, Mustafa Maluka, Narda Alvarado, Nikos Charalambidis, Ola Pehrson, Pages, Paula Trope, Pepón Osorio, Pieter Hugo, Raimond Chaves & Gilda Mantilla, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Randa Shaath, Renata Lucas, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Rivane Neuenschwander, Roman Ondák, Sanghee Song, Servet Kocyigit, Shaun Gladwell, Shimabuku, Simon Evans, Superflex, Susan Turcot, Tacita Dean, Tadej Pogacar, Taller Popular de Serigrafía, Thomas Hirschhorn, Tomas Saraceno, Vangelis Vlahos, Virginia de Medeiros, Vladimir Arkhipov, Wang Youshen, Yael Bartana, YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES, Zafos Xagoraris.

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