The São Paulo Biennial Foundation catalog library - Wanda Svevo Archive - was transfered to the second flor of Teatro Arena, where it will be accessible to the public. At the same time, we will add to this library with new books. This archive was organized by the curatorship of the 28th São Paulo Biennial with the purpose of giving a broader view over the biennials occuring around the world. It has a new phase in this Biennial. The books are for local consultation only.
* Records of the following lectures:
10/03 – SP 2.2.3 – Anri Sala
11/03 – SP 2.3.5 – Jeremy Deller and Amilcar Parker
24/03 – SP 2.4.8 – Cristine Ribas and Wouter Osterholt & Elke Uitentuis
14/04 – SP 2.5.12 – Daniela Casto, Inti Guerrero, Luisa Duarte and Sarah Farrer
28/04 – SP 2.6.13 – Renata Lucas and Carlos Bunga
12/05 – SP 2.8.17 – Santiago Garcia Navarro and Carla Zaccagnini
26/05 – SP 2.9.20 – Teresa Riccardi and Julia Rometti & Victor Costales
02/06 – SP 2.10.27 – Rina Carvajal, Moacir dos Anjos, Agnaldo Farias, Chus Martínez,
Yuko Hasegawa, Fernando Alvim and Sarat Maharaj
* Documentation of the following workshops:
5,6,7/05 Carla Zaccagnini
1,2,3/06 Santiago Navarro
23,24,25/06 Ana Paula Cohen
* Documentation of the following special nights:
22/06 Raquel Garbelotti convidou: Ismail Xavier, Ilana Feldman e Cauê Alves
* Documentation of the following projects:
26/05 – Fragmentary Library Without Rain (Heliópolis stage) de Victor Costales&Julia Rometti:
During the book launch for “Without Rain partial nights aerial days”, in Teatro Arena, we organized a book exchange. There are 100 copies of "Without Rain" available for exchange. A reference list for the themes and books were interested in is available in the blog:
THe books achieved by this exchange will be part of the first stage of the "Fragmentary Library Without Rain", that will be handled to the Comunitary Labrary of Heliopolis neighbourhood - São Paulo.
The book exchange will go on until October 2010
24/06 – Ocupação do espaço arquivo por Wouter Osterholt & Elke Uitentuis:
Osterholt / Uitentuis will present their work in progress "Paraíso Ocupado", iniciated during their residency at Capacete Entretenimentos in Rio de Janeiro. The project aims for the construction of a monument dedicated to the development of Athaydeville, a neighbourhood in Barra da Tijuca, located in southeast Rio. Barra is known as the fortress for the nouveau riche, composed by shoppings, condominiums and gated comunities. The swift development of that area was strongly influenced by speculation and corruption scandals. Osterholt / Uitentuis project will investigate what happened in this urban eldorado trough enterviews with developers, polititians, arquitects, urbanists, historians, engeneers, real estate agents, residents, etc.
Blog for the project
Article in Folha de São Paulo.
14/07 a 14/08 - End of Season by Santiago Garcia Navarro:
Santiago García Navarro presents End of Season, work in progress defined as a literary-exhibition-essay, focused in exploring certain iconography of the city of Mar del Plata.
The essay is composed by a series of fragments of works of different kinds, iconographic elements that have an evocative power over that reality, without having any explicit reference about it. Santiago highlights that the project is being developed slowly around his interest on situations that are in a kind of "off-field" and that allow for a broad attention over that context, activating reflexive states over it. Mar del Plata occupies a central place in Argentinian imaginary of Summer, and its fundamental function as a beach resort is constituted together with the arousal of Summer as a social invention. Santiago points to the city as a context created to incarnate certain experiences connected with Summer, giving shape to a Summer imaginary through the projections of identities over the territory, that by fixating as urban and structural constructions have lasted until today.
The dichotomy between seasonal demographic movements in Summer and Winter that also characterize the city, guide an observation over some collateral effects that generate iconic saturation phenomenons in the urban tissue. This attention to the constructed dimension, its respective uses and the production of ways of life generate readings of these as cultural, anthropological and social indexes. The real Winter, characterized there by the temporary urban emptiness, is counterposed to the saturation of the Summer, composing a vast cycle of flux and reflux of social situations and urban signs. In this context, it interests to Santiago to trace an image: Winter Mar del Plata. This is an image of difficult access, double, over-imposed and even lost. But it doesn't matter to mention here an explicit them, but to go in search for an idea and an image that, knowing it doesn't exists, demands its own reconstruction, and by result configures the own constitution of a message connected to this act.
Santiago points to a kind of historical and social revision of structural and subjective development that created this over-imposed situation between the Summer and Winter imaginaries of the city, configuring its double condition. Diverse narrative aspects of a contradictory class imaginary, visible only in the interstice and fragments of works and iconographies that integrate his research, counting wiht images of mansions, chalets, small popular hotels and touristic buildings, directing himself towards the records of historical social fluxes (ways of seeing, writing, dressing, presenting oneself to others), that connect to local tales.
End of Season constitutes itself as the reinterpretation of visual, theater, architectonic, video, music and text produtions of different origins, informed by and from a notion of Winter, but produced in the seaside city.
The project proposes itself as the reconstruction of an urban and architectonic landscape, at the same time real and mental, that establishes a certain type of 'tome fold', that approaches reflexions and visual comparison informed by a look over a reality that touches, without being totally explicit, diverse ways of cultural register evocative of an ambiguous social reality.
The second floor at Teatro Arena is open in the following schedule:
Wednesday to Saturday, 15h to 20h (except hollydays).
We have internet wifi, cofee, tee and a computer available for visitors.