Must-See Art Guide: São Paulo
This week's guide includes Henrique Oliveira, Antonio Dias, and more.
We should warn you: 2016 will be a busy year for Brazil. Very soon, Rio de Janeiro will be at the center of the world’s attention with the launch of this year’s Summer Olympic Games on August 5. But for art lovers, the upcoming São Paulo Biennale and SP-arte are what we’re most looking forward to: from April 7 until April 10, the 12th edition of SP-arte, Latin America’s leading art fair, will bring together over 120 galleries from Brazil and beyond to present the very best in contemporary and Modern art.
Ranked as the most populous city in the country, São Paulo has plenty to offer in terms of entertainment, finance, and arts. Just take a look at the number of local art galleries—if you want to find some quality time outside the art fair, you’ll be spoiled for choice.
Whether you favor tapestries, paintings, sculpture, or installations, we gathered the very best exhibitions to see in São Paulo throughout April. Print out the list and get moving, since the most difficult part will be trying to decide between all these exciting shows. It might be impossible to see it all, but as Pierre de Coubertin once famously declared, “The most important thing […] is not winning but taking part.”
Exhibition: “Montez Magno”
When: March 30–May 21, 2016
Where: Galeria Pilar, Rua Barão de Tatuí 389, São Paulo, Brazil
Exhibition: “Glowsticks: David Batchelor”
When: March 15–April 23, 2016
Where: Galeria Leme, Av. Valdemar Ferreira, 130, São Paulo, Brazil
Exhibition: “Di Cavalcanti”
When: March 18–May 28, 2016
Where: Almeida e Dale, Rua Caconde 152, São Paulo, Brazil
Exhibition: “Emmanuel Nassar | Henrique Oliveira”
When: April 2–April 30, 2016
Where: Galeria Millan, Rua Fradique Coutinho, 1360, São Paulo, Brazil
Exhibition: “Papéis do Nepal 1977–1997: Antonio Dias”
When: April 2–June 4, 2016
Where: Galeria Nara Roesler, jd Europa, São Paulo, Brazil
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