SP-Arte approaches 2020 as Brazil’s main platform for arts dissemination and commerce. In this 16 edition, we gather renowned exhibitors from Brazil and the world at the Bienal Pavilion during five days.
This is the broader sector of the Festival, presenting important galleries from Brazil and abroad. Works by established and rising artists take over the curves of the iconic building designed by Oscar Niemeyer.
Dedicated to galleries interested in developing projects focused on a single artist, 2020’s Solo sector exhibits works by contemporary Latin-American artists reflecting upon the history of domination in the continent. For the second time, Chilean Alexia Tala is responsible for the curatorship.
Debuting as SP-Arte curator in 2020, Maria do Carmo M. P. Pontes rescues artists whose paths draw close for the premature interruption of life. From this perspective, the sector brings a reflection on what differentiates these productions in relation to works of artists who aged and, therefore, had more mastery over the construction of their narrative.
Under Marcos Gallon’s curatorship for the second time, the performance sector presents happenings distributed across the Bienal Pavilion. One of these works will be acquired by SP-Arte and donated to an institution, fostering the insertion of performance in the arts system.
In its second edition, the OpenSpace sector works as an art installation park, inviting the Festival’s visitors to explore the exterior of Oscar Niemeyer’s building.
Spanning from vintage to contemporary works, the Design sector highlights iconic pieces in Brazilian design history, as well as furniture designed by important architects from the country. The category of independent designers returns in 2020 to stimulate the inclusion of new names in the market and fostering an innovative production.
SP-Arte 2020 gathers the most renowned publishing houses in the field, with a broad selection of publications on modern and contemporary art, in addition to promoting book launches in the presence of artists and creators.
Renowned Brazilian cultural institutions participate in SP-Arte 2020, in order to enhance the visibility of their collections and the understanding of art in general.