SP-Arte, the Sao Paulo International Art Fair, celebrates its 10th anniversary this spring, will run April 3-6, with a VIP preview on April 2, at the Oscar Niemeyer-designed Bienial Pavilion. The fair features 137 top Brazilian and international galleries (up from 122 last year) from 18 countries, with works ranging from modern masters to cutting-edge contemporary. Among newcomers to this year’s edition are Natalie Seroussi from Paris, Mexico City’s Kurimanzutto, Stephen Friedman from London, and New York galleries Michael Werner and Marian Goodman.
There is a new section, entitled “Solo,” which will be curated by Inhotim director Rodrigo Maura, and will show work from 14 emerging galleries. These include New York-based Henrique Faria, Instituo de Vision, from Columbia, Romania’s Ivan Gallery, Ruth Benzacar from of Argentina, and Travesia Cuatro from Spain. Now in its second year, the “Showcase” section will feature 22 galleries displaying three artists each, including first time exhibitors like Chicago’s Kavi Gupta, Berlin’s Galeria Plan B, and Cluj from Romania, among others.
SP-Arte will present cultural and educational programs including “Curatorial Lab,” “Dialogues,” and “Editorial Cluster,” the latter of which features artists’ books, magazines, independent publishers, and book launches.
Executive director Fernanda Feitosa said in a statement: “As a result of our fair, the country has become a welcome new addition on the global art circuit of curators, collectors, exhibitions and art advisors.”
— Eileen Kinsella (@KinsellaEK)
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