In April, the traveling exhibitions program for the 34th Bienal de São Paulo – Though it’s dark, still I sing began. The 34th Bienal's website now has an exclusive area that shows the details and images of the exhibitions. For 2022, the traveling exhibitions were designed based on statements: objects or intangible elements used by the curatorship to bring together works and artists, creating thematic axes without reducing, however, the interpretations to a single reading.
São Luís (Maranhão)
This year, the first city to receive the tour was São Luís (MA), with exhibitions at the Vale Maranhão Cultural Center and Casa do Maranhão. The part of the show in the city is organized from the statement Portraits of Frederick Douglass and the artists whose works participate in this tour are Alice Shintani, Arjan Martins, Daniel de Paula, Deana Lawson, Frida Orupabo, Neo Muyanga, Noa Eshkol, and Tony Cokes (at Casa do Maranhão) and Beatriz Santiago-Muñoz, Daiara Tukano, Frida Orupabo, Gustavo Caboco, Jaider Esbell, Paulo Kapela, Paulo Nazareth, Uýra and Victor Anicet (at Centro Cultural Vale Maranhão). The exhibition closed June 12.
The cities of Campinas and São José do Rio Preto, in the countryside of São Paulo, also featured touring exhibitions. Those who check out the show at Sesc Campinas found works by artists Abel Rodríguez, Adrián Balseca, Alice Shintani, E.B. Itso, Frida Orupabo, Gala Porras-Kim, Gustavo Caboco, Hanni Kamaly, Jaider Esbell, Seba Calfuqueo, Sung Tieu and Victor Anicet, who relate to the statement Tikmũ’ũn Songs.
Sesc Rio Preto received works associated with two different statements: The engraved image of Coatlicue and Hiroshima mon amour by Alain Resnais, with works by Claude Cahun, Daiara Tukano, Gala Porras-Kim, Haris Epaminonda, Jungjin Lee, Mariana Caló and Francisco Queimadela, Marinella Senatore, Melvin Moti, Uýra and Victor Anicet.
Campos do Jordão (São Paulo)
For the first time in the city, Campos do Jordão received works by Alice Shintani, Ana Adamović, Anna-Bella Papp, Daiara Tukano, Eleonore Koch, Jacqueline Nova, Luisa Cunha, Noa Eshkol, Regina Silveira, Seba Calfuqueo and Victor Anicet at the Palácio Boa Vista, related to the Tikmũ’ũn Songs statement.
Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais)
In Belo Horizonte (MG), the show is organized around three statements, The bell from Ouro Preto, Portraits of Frederick Douglass and A ronda da morte by Hélio Oiticica, and features works from Ana Adamovic, Andrea Fraser, Anna-Bella Papp, Arjan Martins, Clara Ianni, Daiara Tukano, Daniel de Paula, Eleonore Koch, Jaider Esbell, Lothar Baumgarten, Lydia Ourahmane, Neo Muyanga, Nina Beier, Noa Eshkol, Paulo Kapela, Regina Silveira, Seba Calfuqueo and Tony Cokes, at the Palácio das Artes.
At the Espaço Cultural Unifor, in Fortaleza, the artists Alice Shintani, Daiara Tukano, E.B. Itso, Frida Orupabo, Gala Porras-Kim, Gustavo Caboco, Jaider Esbell, Jungjin Lee, Melvin Moti, Seba Calfuqueo and Victor Anicet show their works related to the Tikmũ’ũn songs, The Engraved Image of Coatlicue and Hiroshima mon amour by Alain Resnais.
The north of Brazil hosts for the first time the traveling exhibitions program, showcasing artists such as Alice Shintani, Claude Cahun, Gala Porras-Kim, Haris Epaminonda, Jungjin Lee, Marinella Senatore, Melvin Moti, Naomi Rincón Gallardo and Uýra at Solar da Beira and the light sculpture of Marinella Senatore at the Ver-o-Peso Market. The statements The Engraved Image of Coatlicue and Hiroshima mon amour by Alain Resnais will be featured.
In the first international show of the traveling exhibitions program of the 34th Bienal, in Santiago, the works of Adrián Balseca, Alfredo Jaar, Alice Shintani, Frida Orupabo, Gala Porras-Kim, Gustavo Caboco, Hanni Kamaly, Jaider Esbell, Joan Jonas, León Ferrari, Noa Eshkol, Seba Calfuqueo and Victor Anicet will be exhibited at Centro Nacional de Arte Contemporáneo Cerrillos. Special works by Chilean artists, Seba Calfuqueo and Alfredo Jaar, will be shown. The artworks are related to the Tikmũ’ũn Songs statement.
Stay tuned to the next cities that will host shows from the 34th Bienal this year, such as Rio de Janeiro.
34th Bienal de São Paulo - Though it's dark still I sing
Traveling exhibition program
Espaço Cultural Unifor
Av. Washington Soares, 1321 – Edson Queiroz
September 6 – December 4
Tuesday to Friday, 9am – 7pm
Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am – 6 pm
Solar da Beira
September 29 – November 20, 2022
Boulevard Castilhos França, 120
Tuesday – Friday, 8am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday, 8 am – 2 pm
September 29 – November 20, 2022
Boulevard Castilhos França
Monday – Thursday, 6am – 1pm
Friday – Saturday, 6am – 1:30pm
Sunday, 6am – 12pm
Centro Nacional de Arte Contemporáneo Cerrillos
Av. Pedro Aguirre Cerda, 6100, Cerrillos
October 1 – November 27, 2022
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR)
Rio de Janeiro (RJ)
October 22, 2022 – January 22, 2023
Praça Mauá, Centro
Thursday – Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm