(Venice, Italy)

Fundação Bienal de São Paulo promotes throughout the 24th of August free sessions of “Swinguerra” – the movie by duo Bárbara Wagner, PIPA 2017 winner, & Benjamin de Burca commissioned by the Biennial Foundation for the national representation of Brazil at the 58th Venice Biennale, which runs until November this year. The initiative is part of the film’s opening moment in Brazil, which also includes its screening at the Mostra Competitiva do Festival Internacional de Curtas-Metragens de São Paulo.

At the Biennial, the film will be exhibited “in loop”. Swinguerra shot three dance groups from the periphery of Recife, in Brazil, and presents a complex and empathic portrait of the Latin country. Curated by Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, Swinguerra has its title inspired by swingueira, a popular dance movement in northeastern Brazil, in fusion with the word war. Wagner & de Burca’s work is based on Brazil’s contemporary popular cultural expressions and the complex relationships they establish with international and local traditions. 

Swinguerra at the Biennial Pavilion
August 24, 2019 (Saturday)
9am – 7pm
Movie length: 23 minutes (looped)
Free entrance


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