The idea of Choreographies of the Impossible is represented in a variety of ways at the 2023 edition of the São Paulo Bienal, including the musicality found in the works, proposed dislocations and pathways, non-linear perceptions of time, and various poetics used to confront issues of today’s world, such as racism, environmental deterioration, and democracy.
According to the curators, the artistic practices featured in the exhibition go beyond representation and question the knowledge we’ve been given in a colonial and patriarchal tradition: “Our goal was to create an edition with no categories or limiting structures. This vision was born out of our curatorial team, where we embrace a decentralized system, moving away from traditional norms,” said the curators at the opening. “The question that remains is: how are the impossibilities of our everyday lives reflected in artistic production? These choreographies of the impossible help us to understand that we find strategies on daily basis to challenge the impossible, and it is these strategies and tools that turn the impossible possible that you’ll find in the artists’ work.”
35th São Paulo Bienal – Choreographies of the Impossible
On display until December 10, 2023
Open to the public: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, from 10am to 7pm. Thursdays and Saturdays, from 10 am to 9 pm.
Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavilion
Av. Pedro Alvares Cabral, s/nº.
Parque Ibirapuera, Portão 3