(São Paulo, Brazil)
The International Art Fair of São Paulo opens its twelfth edition from 7th until 10th April, with over 120 galleries from Brazil and abroad, as well as a diversified cultural schedule, with artist talks, launches and a curatorial lab.
The following galleries are among the participants:
Bolsa de Arte de Porto Alegre
Fortes Vilaça Gallery
Luciana Brito Gallery
Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporânea
Mendes Wood DM
Nara Roesler Gallery
Paulo Darze Gallery
Silvia Cintra + Box 4
Among the artists who will be exhibited are:
Ana Paula Oliveira
C. L. Salvaro
Daniel Steegmann Mangrané
Daniel Lannes Pereira
Gisela Motta e Leandro Lima
Gustavo Von Ha
Jonathas de Andrade
Jorge Menna Barreto
Dora Longo Bahia
Lúcia M. Loeb
Lenora de Barros
Matheus Rocha Pitta
Maikel da Maia
Paulo Nimer Pjota
Thiago Martins de Melo
Bolsa de Residência ICCo e do Prêmio Illy
SP-Arte and ICCo – Instituto de Cultura Contemporânea grant an artist residency to two artists represented by galleries taking part in the Fair. It is part of an effort of SP-Arte to promote the circulation of agents in the field of Arts. The pre-selected artists this year are André Komatsu, Bruno Baptistelli, Celina Portella, Daniel Lie, Gustavo Speridião, Jaime Lauriano, Laura Belém, Mabe Bethônico, Marcelo Moscheta, Túlio Pinto.
Illy Sustain Art was founded in 2007 with the aim of giving exposure to new talents in the world of contemporary art in developing countries. Amongst its initiatives it offers the Illy Prize via contemporary art exhibitions and fairs such as Arco in Spain, Art Brussels in Belgium, Art Rotterdam in the Low Countries, Artissima in Italy and, since 2012, SP-Arte. During the SP-Arte Fair a panel of judges chooses an artist represented by the galleries that are taking part in the event, and s/he is awarded a prize of 20 thousand Brazilian reais.
SP-Arte, in partnership with ARTE!Brasileiros magazine, promotes the series of conversations of its 2016 edition: Talks – Coleções na América / American Collections.
The program is specially developed to discuss with culture specialists, art collectors, historians, investors, gallerists and artists, how some of the most important art collections in America are constituted. The talks are scheduled to April 7th and 8th (Thursday and Friday).
April 7th (Thursday)
From 10 am to 1 pm
Dialogs in American Collections
Guests: Mari Carmen Ramirez, curator at ICAA – International Center for the Arts of the Americas, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (USA) and Franklin Sirmans, director at Pérez Art Museum Miami (USA)
Mediator: Ana Maria Belluzzo, historian and independent curator
From 6:30 pm to 8 pm
The Open Plan project
Guests: artists Radames “Juni” Figueroa (Porto Rico), Seb Patane (Italy), Francesco Arena (Brindisi/Italy), Daniel de Paula (USA/Brazil)
Mediator: Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, Open Plan curator
April 8th (Friday)
From 10 am to 11:30 am
Panel #2: The CIFO collection and the new Cuba Art scene
Guest: Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, founder of CIFO – Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami (USA)
Mediator: Leonor Amarante, art critic and curator
From 11:30 am to 1 pm
The Frankel Collection
Guests: Maxine and Stuart Frankel, founders of The Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation, Michigan (USA)
Mediator: Christiane Fischer, CEO at AXA ART
From 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Artists and Curators
Mari Carmen Ramírez, Guilhermo Kuitca and Joan Weinstein discuss the Pacific Standard Time LA/LA project
Based on the relations existing between artistic production, editorial production, and their markets, the Editorial Cluster consists of four sections – art and culture Magazines from Brazil and abroad; the Bacanas Books exhibition; publishers of Artist’s Books; and Book Releases.
5th to 7th April 2016
Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo (Biennial Pavillion)
Ibirapuera Park, Gate 3
São Paulo, Brazil
Visiting hours: Thursday 3 to Saturday 5, 1pm to 9pm / Sunday 6, 11am to 7pm
Ticket prices: R$ 40,00 (general) / R$ 20,00 (reduced*)
*students, visitors with disabilities, and senior citizens (upon presentation of a valid ID)
Entry to the fair is permitted up to 1 hour before the event closes.
Children up to age 10 and those who have a VIP card do not pay entry (upon presentation of a valid ID)
SP-Arte has a free of charge coat check located at both the ground floor and first floor entrances. It is prohibited to enter the event with luggage, backpacks, and large bags. SP-Arte reserves the right to decide what can and cannot be checked in at the coat-check.
Photography is permitted at the Event, however flash is prohibited at all times. Tripod use must receive prior authorization by SP-Arte.