São Paulo Prepares for 2014 Bienal

September 2nd, 2014

Oscar Niemeyer’s pavilion in Ibirapuera Park, the site of the SAo Paulo Bienal, via Art NewspaperThe city of São Paulo is preparing for its 31st Bienal (Biennial) this month in Ibirapuera Park, and hopes for the event are high.  The event boasts an international curator team, fronted by Charles Esche, director of the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, and former curator for biennials in Gwangju (2002), Istanbul (2005), Riwaq, Palestine (2007 and 2009) and Ljubljana (2010), as well as an $11 million budget, marking a considerable step forward for the event.  “I don’t think we need to once again announce that we’re going to reinvent the idea of the Bienal,” says Esche.  “We need to make a really good Bienal. We need to make an event, an exhibition, an experience that touches people.”Read more at Art Newspaper