6th Curitiba Biennial will exhibit works from more than 70 artists
Considered one of the largest events of its segment in Latin America, the 6th Curitiba Biennial will be held from July through December 2011. There will be a six-month lineup that includes lectures, roundtables, exhibitions, courses, workshops, film presentations, performances and urban interferences, occupying Curitiba's major cultural spaces.
The exhibitions of the 6th Curitiba Biennial will be held from September 18 to November 20, 2011, at Casa Andrade Muricy, Museu Alfredo Andersen, Museu da Gravura, Museu da Fotografia, Museu de Arte da UFPR (MUSA) and Museu Oscar Niemeyer. The performances and urban interferences will take place in several spaces as Rua XV de novembro, Praça Tiradentes, Parque Barigui, among others.
The 6th Curitiba Biennial will be developed with the curatorial concept 'Beyond the Crisis' and has as general curators the experienced art critics Alfons Hug (São Paulo Biennial, Biennial of the End of the World, Argentina) and Ticio Escobar (Chile Triennial, Valencia Biennial, Spain). In charge of the co-curatorship, art critics Adriana Almada and Paz Guevara. Also, as invited curators, the Biennial has Alberto Saraiva, Artur Freitas, Eliane Prolik and Simone Landal. Specialists Denise Bandeira and Sônia Tramujas were chosen a curators for the educational project.
Aiming to allow maximum use by audiences of all ages and the exploration of the Biennial's educational potential, a comprehensive educational project will be developed, ranging from inclusive courses of action, training courses for teachers, monitors at the exhibition spaces, guided visits and even publications geared towards teachers and monitors.
The list of confirmed artist includes prominent names like Neville D'Almeida (Brazil), John Bock (Germany), Darren Almond (UK), Boris Mikhailov (Ukraine), Danica Dakic (Bosnia), Gutiérrez + Portefaix (Hong Kong), Adonis Flores (Cuba), Ricardo Lanzarini (Uruguay), Liliana Porter (Argentina), George Osodi (Nigeria) and Mark Lewis (Canada), among others.