Every year, SP-Arte gathers in São Paulo the most prestigious art galleries from the domestic and international scenario. Presenting an overview of modern and contemporary art, and serving as thermometer of the creative economy, the Fair brings in 2016, to Brazil’s cultural epicenter, more than 120 galleries and 2,000 artists – translated in all different formats, such as painting, sculpture, print, photography, installation and video.
Works by renowned and burgeoning artists alongside the curves of the epic building designed by Oscar Niemeyer during SP-Arte. The audience will come face-to-face with experiences of multiple formats and scale, getting a taste of the current and enriching mosaic of the arts.
In this sector of the Fair, galleries showcase up to three names in the contemporary scene. With this, it draws people to new talents and their trajectories, providing interesting combinations and discoveries.
Through individual exhibitions, the project develops as a platform of artistic reflection and research, combining voices of creators from different generations and promoting a rich mixture of artists and forms. The space is curated by Luiza Teixeira de Freitas – an independent curator who worked at the Tate Modern gallery in 2008, and was assistant curator of the 3rd Marrakech Biennale in 2009.
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Earmarked for sculptures, large installations and works that dialogue with the emblematic architecture of Oscar Niemeyer’s Pavilion, the exhibition if this sector transcends conventional models of fairs. This year, it will showcase new pieces specially commissioned for SP-Arte, under the curatorship of Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, critic and curator of the 12th Bienal de Cuenca in 2007, and responsible for Brazil’s official participation in the 52nd Biennale di Venezia that same year.