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30th Bienal of São Paulo 2012

The world’s second oldest art biennal – after Venice Biennale –  the Bienal de São Paulo has opened its 30th installment on view until December 9th, 2012. Housed in the 30,000 sq. m. iconic Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavilion in São Paulo’s emblematic Ibirapuera Park, designed by Oscar Niemeyer in 1957, since its 4th edition, the current Bienal is curated by  Luis Pérez-Oramas (chief curator), André Severo and Tobi Maier (associated curators) and Isabella Villanueva (curator assistant).

Titled The Imminence of Poetics, São Paulo’s 30th Bienal takes its curatorial coordinates from “the multiplicity, trans-nationality, recurrence and permanent mutability of artistic poetics” and pulls together 110 established and emerging international artists showcasing a range of never-before-seen works, as well as renowned works of the past; including the documentation of the private performances of Taiwanese artist Tehching Hsieh and the estate of legendary Brazilian outsider artist Arthur Bispo do Rosário,  one of the Bienal’s main attractions.

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