The city of Caruaru, in Pernambuco, hosts the 2nd Bienal do Barro, which runs until November 15th. The exhibition, conceived by the artist Carlos Mélo, with the theme “Not everything that is molded is clay” takes place at the Caroá Factory Shed and at Sesc Caruaru. Bringing together 16 artists from all over Brazil, invited by curator Márcio Harum, the event seeks to merge popular and contemporary art, especially through its educational activities.
The biennial that had its first edition in 2014, but suffered a delay in its second edition due to the lack of financial resources to carry it out. This year, the show is supported by a public notice to promote Funcultura, in addition to investments from Sesc and the Municipality of Caruaru.
The show features installations and performances by Alan Adi (Aracaju, SE), Amanda Melo da Mota (Recife, PE), Aline Motta (São Paulo, SP), Flávia Pinheiro (Recife, PE), Isabela Stampanoni (Recife, PE) , Jared Domício (Fortaleza, Ceará), Júlio Leite (Campina Grande, PB), Sallisa Rosa (Goiânia, GO), Zé Carlos Garcia (Aracaju, SE), Aline Motta (São Paulo, SP), Conceição Myllena (João Pessoa, PB), Cristiano Lenhardt (Recife, PE), Denilson Baniwa (Rio de Janeiro, RJ), Renata Felinto (São Paulo, SP), Matheus Rocha Pitta (Tiradentes, MG), Paulo Meira (Arcoverde, PE), Claudineide Rodrigues and Virgínia de Medeiros (Feira de Santana, BA).
Another highlight of the 2nd Bienal do Barro is the Educational Program, which takes place in the Caroá Factory Shed. Coordinated by educators Lucia Padilha and Hassan Santos, the action will promote weekly conversation circles, tours with cultural mediators and delivery of educational kits for students.