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Curitiba Biennial

Curitiba Biennial

Biennial, Triennial etc.
Curitiba Biennial exhibits the work of Liliana Porter
Matinee / Matiné (2009)
Matinee / Matiné (2009)
  The 6th Curitiba Biennial involves the participation of artist Liliana Porter, who is considered to be one of Latin American's most influential contemporary artists. Her 20-minute video piece is being shown at the Museu da Gravura cidade de Curitiba (Museum of Engraving City of Curitiba). In this piece, the artist presents a discourse that moves the audience from day-to-day to the tragic.

Liliana works as if she were playing with reality while, at the same time, mocking it, and this is one of the strongest characteristics of her work. Working with fine techniques, she shows subtlety and she paints even the most innocent gestures with suspicion. Her accounts of small and charming characters allow the proximity of dark, parallel sides with illuminated scenes to shine through.

Her works are included in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, USA; Daros Latin America, Zurich, Switzerland; Tate Modern, in London, England; Bellas Artes, in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Musee D'Art Contemporaine, Montreal, Canada; Museu de Arte Moderna in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, in Madrid, Spain.

She was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and studied at the Argentinean Escuela Nacional Bellas Artes, and in the Universidad Iberoamericana, in Mexico City. Since 1964, she has been living in New York; her works are based on photography, engraving, drawing, painting, video and art with small objects. Her work can be seen in the Museu da Gravura in Curitiba (Rua Presidente Carlos Cavalcanti, 533 - Centro).

The 6th Curitiba Biennial will be open to the public until November 20, with works by more than 80 artists from 37 countries and five continents. The general program includes an educational project, lectures, roundtables, courses, workshops, film exhibits, performances and urban interferences, occupying the main museums, cultural centers, streets and parks in the city. The complete program can be found on the website
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