29ª Bienal de São Paulo


Art for everybody, is how I like to describe this place. If you’re interested in such things, do drop by Ibirapuera Park to view the lovely exhibition that is on display. Feel free to roam around and check out the different art works. While flash photography is prohibited, there are clever ways on how you can work around that little rule.

As soon as you get close to the pavilion of Ibirapuera Park, you will notice there’s something different in the air (even the grass): there are tons of saturated sunflowers and an eccentric tree covered with a smooth vintage tissue. Yep, we’re talking about art. Welcome to 29º Biennial of São Paulo.

The title of this exhibition is “There is Always a Cup of Sea for the Man Navigates on it” – it’s a verse from a poem by Jorge de Lima. Trying to explain this concept would be something quite refined and ambitious for an ordinary photographer like me, although I believe this idea synthesizes the artists’ will and determination to produce endless creations by themselves. The “cup of sea” would be something like the nearby infinity, the artists’ insides, and their relation to art. Philosophical, isn’t it?

You’ll find a bit of everything there: wonderful photographs, a bunch of installations, documentaries, animations, theater, chat room, and works which are definitely going to make you reflect and say: “WTF?”

Trying to see everything in just one day is pretty tough – almost impossible. Just be prepared and wear comfortable sneakers. Don’t forget to have some coffee and get there early, especially on weekends.

Here I have some tips for fellow lomographers: as flash photography is prohibited, you should make use of film with a high ISO or manage to somehow lighten the power of your flash to not draw people’s attention. Using colored gels is also a good way to go about this little “obstacle”.

written by jorgesato on 2010-12-07 #places #brazil #sao-paulo #location #art-biennial-ibirapuera-festival
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  1. magicbus
    magicbus ·

    the bienal will end this week. so hurry on if you will still go there.

  2. jorgesato
    jorgesato ·

    Yeah magicbus, you're right.
    Fellow lomographers, if you're in São Paulo, it's worth going there.

    Fundação Bienal de São Paulo
    Parque Ibirapuera, Portão 3
    Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo
    04094-000 São Paulo - SP - Brazil

    Tel.: (+5511) 5576 7600
    Fax: (+5511) 5549 0230
    Email: bienalsp@fbsp.org.br
    Website: www.fbsp.org.br/29_bienal-en.html

  3. glenn
    glenn ·


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