Work by Dan Coopey exhibited at Galeria Estação. Photo: João Liberato

It takes place this weekend, in São Paulo, between the 8th and 10th of November, the 4tha Art Weekend edition. With exhibitions, performances, conversations, book launches and guided tours, the event has the participation of more than 40 galleries in the city, in the regions of Centro, Pinheiros, Vila Madalena, Itaim and Jardins (see all participants on the website).

Organized by the Brazilian Association of Contemporary Art (ABACT), the Art Weekend begins on the night of the 8th with a cycle of debates and lectures at Cubo JK, at JK Iguatemi mall (sponsor of the event). Over the weekend, Talks, curated by Paula Alzugaray, has the participation of names such as artists Sonia Gomes and Mariana Manhães, IMS artistic director João Fernandes, curators Mirtes Marins de Oliveira and Ricardo Resende, collectors Beatriz Yunes (Ivani and Jorge Yunes Collection) and Pedro Barbosa (MoMA and Pinacoteca), among others.

In addition to Talks, highlights include the Galleries receive Galleries program, in which houses in São Paulo receive partners from other states (houses in Rio, Curitiba and Brasília), and the Walking Tours (see below for the routes). “Art Weekend is a celebration around art. We want to form new audiences and bring them closer to artists, curators and galleries”, says Luciana Brito, president of ABACT, in a publicity text. “In this edition, we also celebrate the international partnership with Gallery Weekend, which brings together independent organizations, art fairs and contemporary art associations from around the world”, she adds.

hiking tours
In partnership with the collective Cartografias Afetivas Urbanas (CAU), Art Weekend São Paulo offers six itineraries of walking tours throughout the weekend. The circuits can be carried out in groups led by event educators, with free transport, or individually, through audio guides available for download at site. Organized by region, the three guided tours have an average duration of 1h30, with simultaneous translation in pounds, and each one can hold up to 30 people. Check out the schedule below:

East Gardens: Kogan Amaro Gallery, Luisa Strina Gallery, Sé Gallery, Berenice Arvani Gallery, Bergamin & Gomide, Surface Gallery, Casa Triângulo, Zipper Gallery.
Departure point: Kogan Amaro Gallery, Alameda Franca, 1054
09/11 (Saturday) – at 11 am (accessible in pounds) and at 15 pm | 10/11 (Sunday) – at 15 pm

Pine trees: Art Scholarship, Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel, Milan Gallery, Aura Gallery, Raquel Arnaud Gallery, Eduardo Fernandes Gallery.
Departure point: Art Scholarship, Rua Mourato Coelho, 790
09/11 (Saturday) — at 11 am and 15 pm | 10/11 (Sunday) – at 15pm (accessible in pounds)

West Gardens: Rabieh Gallery, Babel Gallery, SIM Gallery, Marcelo Guarnieri Gallery, Paulo Kuczynski Art Office, Mendes Wood DM, Frente Gallery.
Departure point: Rabieh Gallery, Alameda Gabriel Monteiro da Silva, 147
09/11 (Saturday) — at 11 am and 15 pm (available in pounds) | 10/11 (Sunday) – at 15 pm
(CLICK HERE To sign up).

The other three itineraries are thematic and are available in audio guides on the Art Weekend website: “Decipher me or I will devour you” (Station Gallery, Janaina Torres Gallery, André Art Gallery, Almeida and Dale Art Gallery, Gabriel Wickbold Gallery, Caribé Gallery, Verbo Gallery), Downtown Architectures: Shown and Hidden (Central Galeria, Galeria Jaqueline Martins, Galeria Vermelho) to Jardim Europa: the forest in the garden (Art Formatto Gallery, Nara Roesler Gallery, Lume Gallery, Marilia Razuk Gallery, Luciana Brito Gallery, Karla Osorio Gallery, Arte 57 – Renato Magalhães Gouvêa Jr.).

This same weekend, the Art Weekend Buenos Aires takes place in Argentina. know more here.


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