Artist-curators reveal their exhibition proposals for the 33rd Bienal de São Paulo
April 27, 2018
Appointed by the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo as curator of the 33rd Bienal de São Paulo — Affective affinities, Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro proposes an alternative "operating system" that favors the artists’ gaze on their own creative contexts and avoids a large thematic exhibition in favor of a Bienal that invites multiple curatorial experiences.
As well the twelve individual projects previously announced, this edition includes group shows organized by seven artist-curators, including Antonio Ballester Moreno and Waltercio Caldas, who have now revealed their proposals and a partial list of participating artists.
Waltercio Caldas at Guggenheim Bilbao
January 18, 2018
Waltercio Caldas is featured in the exhibtion Art and Space at Guggenheim Bilbao. The theme of the exhibititon comes from a collaboration between Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida and German philosopher Martin Heidegger in 1969, which resulted in the publication of an artist book from which the exhibition title is derived. By updating and fleshing out concepts and questions posed in the book, the exhibition presents more than 100 works by international artists, offering itself as a reinterpretation of the history of abstraction in the past six decades.
Patricia Phelps de Cisneros donates over 200 works to prominent museums
January 16, 2018
Patricia Phelps de Cisneros has donated 202 works from her collection of Latin American art – including contemporary and experimental works created since the 1960s by 91 artists from 22 countries – to six major museums in the U.S., Europe and South America. Among the works donated are those by Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Waltercio Caldas and Miguel Rio Branco.
Waltercio Caldas and Antonio Ballester Moreno selected for São Paulo Bienal
November 6, 2017
Antonio Ballester Moreno and Waltercio Caldas have been selected to participate in the 33rd São Paulo Bienal. In this next installment of the Bienal, titled Affective Affinities, chief curator Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro has elected to distribute curatorial decision-making in a more horizontal manner, selecting seven artists from different backgrounds, generations and art practices to each conceive a group show in which their work dialogues with that of their peers.