30th Bienal de São Paulo

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30th Bienal de São Paulo

Pavilion Ciccillo Matarazzo, Parque do Ibirapuera, Portão 3 São Paulo/SP Brazil
04094-000 São Paulo-SP
September 7th, 2012 - December 9th, 2012
Opening: September 7th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

+55 11 5576 7600


 A iminência das poéticas
(The Imminence of Poetics)

According to the first statements by the curatorial team, composed of Luis Pérez-Oramas, as chief curator, André Severo and Tobi Maier, as associated curators, and Isabela Villanueva, as assistant curator, the next edition of the São Paulo Biennial will focus on "the multiplicity, transitionality, recurrence, and permanent mutability of the artistic poetics: their aesthetic and political topology, their survival, alterations, their diverse forms of eloquence and derivations; retours, reverses, regressions, progress, assimilations, condensations, and deformations."

With poetics, the curators refer to "the instrumental repertoire that allows an individual or a community, a discipline or tradition, to establish –in an intuitive form, intentionally or unconsciously– the strategies or discursive platforms that make possible expressive acts or that materialize in expressive decisions of artistic character."

"Poetics are a limited repertoire of statements or acts of enunciation within an artistic field (a practice), a tradition or a historic-cultural space. In this sense, the poetics can have a major or  minor collective or temporal relevance, a major or minor pertinence and efficacy. The temporality of poetics is different from the temporality of fashion, as well as of history: poetics are acts and as such, they always become present; they are on the verge of being materialized; are unpredictable. Like 'the word on the tip of the tongue', these discursive acts –that also include the modalities of suspension and interruption of the discourse– receive nourishment from previous discursive densities, from an organic memory of discursive or expressive acts that precede them and feed them, being altered, deformed, assimilated every time - in their unthinkable advent."

Opening hours:

Closed on Mondays
Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun and holidays: 9a.m.-7p.m. (last admission at 6p.m.)
Wed and Fri: 9a.m.-10p.m. (last admission at 9p.m.)
Admission free
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