35th Bienal de São Paulo
6 Set to 10 Dec 2023
Free Admission
35th Bienal de
São Paulo
6 Set to 10 Dec
Mediated visit during the 35th Bienal de São Paulo © Levi Fanan / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo

Thematic visits with the Bienal education team

On December 2, there will be a series of thematic visits proposed by Bienal’s education team, wich consists in tours of the exhibition with specific focuses developed by the mediation team based on the research and interests that emerged during the training course.

Go to the Mediation Space (green floor), near the entrance to the exhibition, to register 1 hour before the start of the visit. Subject to capacity (group of up to 20 people).

Duration: 2h

December 2 (Saturday), 11 am
From mud to chaos – The materiality that transmutes the fabrication of a future ancestry
Mediation: Iberê Terra

Based on the verse “da lama ao caos/do caos à lama” [from mud to chaos, from chaos to mud], from the song by Chico Science and Nação Zumbi, and the song Da lama / Afrontamento, by Tássia Reis, the visit proposes to approach the mud element in its materiality, versatility and transformation. An invitation to the end of the world as we know it, with a glimpse of reconstruction through the advice of our elders. We will visit works by artists such as Castiel Vitorino Brasileiro, Ibrahim Mahama, Marilyn Boror Bor and Rommulo Vieira Conceição.

December 2 (Saturday), 3 pm
Crossroads and ancestry
Mediation: Leonel Vicente Mendes

The visit aims to discuss similarities and differences between elements present in symbols and objects from some ethnic groups, mainly from Guinea-Bissau, and works featured in the 35th Bienal, such as those by Ana Pi and Taata Kwa Nkisi Mutá Imê and Ayrson Heráclito and Tiganá Santana. Rites and ceremonies will be discussed, such as weddings, funerals and other events, which aim to create a link between materiality and collective spirituality.

December 2 (Saturday), 7 pm
Cultural decolonization in cinema: who tells our story?
mediation: Cristina Mena

The visit proposes to discuss counter-narratives in cinema, questioning simplistic and distorted representations of non-dominant cultures, native peoples, racialized groups and people with diverse gender identities. Works by artists such as Aida Harika Yanomami, Edmar Tokorino Yanomami and Roseane Yariana Yanomami, Kidlat Tahimik, Sarah Maldoror and Trinh T. Minh-ha will be discussed, based on their text “From the outside in, from the inside out”, included in the second movement of the 35th Bienal’s educational publication.

Thematic visits with the Bienal education team
35th Bienal de São Paulo – choreographies of the impossible
December 2, 2023
Saturday, 11 am, 3 pm and 7 pm
mediation space, green floor
Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavilion
Ibirapuera Park, gate 3
Av. Pedro Alvares Cabral, s/n
São Paulo, SP
free admission