Must-See Art Guide: São Paulo

This week's guide includes Henrique Oliveira, Antonio Dias, and more.

David Batchelor, Glowstick 3. Courtesy of Galeria Leme.
Montez Magno, Alta. Courtesy of Galeria Pilar.

Montez Magno, Alta. Courtesy of Galeria Pilar.

 

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

 

David Batchelor, Glowstick 3. Courtesy of Galeria Leme.

David Batchelor, Glowstick 3. Courtesy of Galeria Leme.

Exhibition: Glowsticks: David Batchelor
When:
March 15–April 23, 2016
Where:
Galeria Leme, Av. Valdemar Ferreira, 130, São Paulo, Brazil

Di Cavalcanti. Courtesy of Almeida e Dale.

Di Cavalcanti. Courtesy of Almeida e Dale.

Exhibition: Di Cavalcanti
When:
March 18–May 28, 2016
Where:
Almeida e Dale, Rua Caconde 152, São Paulo, Brazil

Iran do Espírito Santo. Installation view (2016). Courtesy of Galeria Fortes Vilaça.

Iran do Espírito Santo. Installation view (2016). Courtesy of Galeria Fortes Vilaça.

Exhibition: Iran do Espírito Santo: Fuso
When:
March 19–April 30, 2016
Where:
Galeria Fortes Vilaça, Rua Fradique Coutinho, 1500, São Paulo, Brazil

Antonio Maluf. Installation view (2016). Courtesy of Galeria Frente.

Antonio Maluf. Installation view (2016). Courtesy of Galeria Frente.

Exhibition: Antonio Maluf: Construções de Uma Equação
When:
March 29–May 28, 2016
Where:
Galeria Frente, R. Dr. Melo Alves, 400 – Cerqueira Cesar – SP, São Paulo, Brazil

Henrique Oliveira. Courtesy of Galeria Millan.

Emmanuel Nassar. Courtesy of Galeria Millan.

Exhibition: Emmanuel Nassar | Henrique Oliveira
When:
April 2–April 30, 2016
Where:
Galeria Millan, Rua Fradique Coutinho, 1360, São Paulo, Brazil

Antonio Dias. Courtesy of Galeria Nara Roesler.

Antonio Dias. Courtesy of Galeria Nara Roesler.

Exhibition: Papéis do Nepal 1977–1997: Antonio Dias
When:
April 2–June 4, 2016
Where:
Galeria Nara Roesler, jd Europa, São Paulo, Brazil

Ester Grinspum. Courtesy of Galeria Raquel Arnaud.

Ester Grinspum. Courtesy of Galeria Raquel Arnaud.

Exhibition: Ester Grinspum: Fausto
When:
April 4–May 28, 2016
Where:
Galeria Raquel Arnaud, Rua Fidalga, 125, São Paulo, Brazil

Jiri Georg Dokoupil, Sem titulo (2015). Courtesy of Baró Galeria.

Jiri Georg Dokoupil, Sem titulo (2015). Courtesy of Baró Galeria.

Exhibition:sp-arte
When:
April 7–April 10, 2016
Where:
Baró Galeria, Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo, Parque Ibirapuera, Portão 3, São Paulo, Brazil


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