17/12/2012 | I Encuentro entre dos Mares Bienal São Paulo
LUZ AO SUL (LIGHT IN THE SOUTH)
Unlike the Eurocentrism of the Venice Biennale, the Bienal de São Paulo is open to all countries and has an alternative character, which
goes beyond the contexts of the European and North American art circuit. Since its foundation, this biennale has paid special attention to
countries which have never been able to participate in European biennales, establishing itself as a much more elastic show, open to multiculturalism.
One of the key aspects of the Bienal de São Paulo has been its ??air for pointing out, over the last 50 years, and in an almost premonitory
fashion, the often surprising trends in Latin American art. The in??uence of the Bienal de São Paulo, whose reach and reputation is unquestionable,
has made it possible, with the participation of artists from all countries in Latin America, to draft a new imaginary collective map
of the continent.
The show that the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo will present in Valencia, titled LUZ AO SUL (LIGHT IN THE SOUTH), is born of the desire to
investigate, through transversal channels, the complex relationships that exist between the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America.
The exhibition thus brings together some of the most important artistic expressions launched by the Bienal de São Paulo over the last 15
years, or works by artists who thanks to the Bienal Sao Paulo Institution have achieved success and recognition.
Agnaldo Farias. Teacher and doctor of the FAU-USP. Healer of the Institute Tomie Ohtake, has been healer of the Museum of Modern Art of
Rio de Janeiro, attached healer of the São Paulo's Biennial one in the edition of 1996 and healer of the representation of the Biennial one of
Jacopo Crivelli Visconti. Cultural and critical producer of art directs the equipment(team) of guardianship and production of São Paulo's
Biennial Foundation. Recently he has been a chosen healer of Brazil in the Biennial one of Venice.
Invited artists from the Bienal de São Paulo:
Detânico e Lain
Iran do Espírito Santo
Taller Popular de Serigraf
AFRICAS-AMERICAS. CONVERGENT ENCOUNTERS: THE ANCESTRAL AND THE CONTEMPORARY
This exhibition extensively deals with the problem of indigenous and Afro minorities/majorities, hard to see in Spain. Thus, a new space is
opened up for a profound discussion on non-Eurocentric aesthetics, by examining the fascinating history of the encounters between peoples
and their mixed-race children, which unites Indians, blacks and whites through art. The Encounter Between Two Seas proposes a fresh
way of thinking that includes a new discussion, under the light of aesthetics, of the concepts of tolerance and solidarity.
The intense traffic of slaves from Africa to America which took place from the 16th to the 19th centuries changed the face of the continent,
due to the enormous workforce that developed and transformed purely European habits with others from Africa brought by different
ethnic groups. All this has constructed a rich imaginary, an ancient culture that evolved as it came into contact with new traditions but
which preserved its powerful roots. This wealth of knowledge is expressed in the art of an ancient culture which emerged from the darkness
of the slave chamber, a culture that is still unknown to Western civilization.
Africans, as silent colonizers, allowed their ancestral roots, now planted on the American content, to continue to ??ow. Their ancient and
contemporary art can now be seen in our city.
Within this show there is a second mini-exhibition, curated by the architect Janete Costa on popular Brazilian art, particularly unique and
difficult to see in Europe, whose modernity and expressive solutions make it an expressive paradigm of contemporary art.
Emanoel Araújo. Director of the Museu Afro-Brasil, specialist in Afro-Brazilian and popular art and former director of the Pinacoteca do
Estado de São Paulo.
Agnaldo Manoel Dos Santos
Arthur Bispo do Rosário
Conceição dos Bugres
Deoscóredes Maximiliano dos Santos – Mestre Didi
Francisco da Silva
Francisco de Almeida
Geraldo Teles de Oliveira
Jadir João Egídio
Jorge dos Anjos
José Adário dos Santos
José de Guimaraes
Mário Cravo Neto
Mauricio da Silva
Pablo Di Giulio
Tarsila do Amaral
Zé do Chalé