Mazda Perez work
Work by Mazda Perez that is part of the show. PHOTO: Disclosure

Starting this Saturday, the 15th, the São Paulo Cultural Center (CCSP) presents the exhibition I Latin American Biennial of São Paulo – 40 Years Later, with a selection of various documents about the event held in 1978 at the Pavilhão das Culturas Brasileiras, in Ibirapuera Park.

Curated by Fabrícia Jordão, the show features material from the CCSP Multimedia Archive. Videos, period images and texts deal with a biennial that produced a relevant discussion about the geopolitics of the arts and the pertinence of claiming the existence of a Latin American art.

“The Latin American Biennial emerged with the intention of investigating the visual, social and artistic behavior of this immense region of the American Continent, looking for their common denominators and instilling a concern for research and analysis, with the aim of recognizing our identities and potentialities”, said the exhibition's presentation text at the time.

The event was guided by the theme “Myth and Magic”, related to debates on indigenous issues, African and Eurasian origins and miscegenation. The 14 participating countries were Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic and Uruguay.

I Latin American Biennial of São Paulo – 40 Years Later

São Paulo Cultural Center – Rua Vergueiro, 1000

Until May 5, 2019


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