The Void

November 18, 2008 § 1 Comment

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The 28th edition of the São Paulo Bienal (until December 6th), curated by Ivo Mesquita and Ana Paula Cohen, has an entire floor of its beautiful modern building completely empty – “The Void”. It’s an atempt to provoke ideas and make a statement about art (or the lack of it). It is also a way of going around the Fundação Bienal lack of resources while discussing the general crisis in art biennials as major fast-forward art shows. Besides the emptyness, the other two floors show interactive artworks and videos meant to raise discussion about the role of biennials in the era of globalization.
Update: Read this from today’s (Nov 19) The Art Newspaper.

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