3rd Bahia Biennale: final phase

Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia (MAM-BA) , Salvador, Brazil
29 May 2014 - 07 Sep 2014

3rd Bahia Biennale: final phase

Nuno Ramos, Iluminai os Terreiros (Set the Terrace Alight). Series of one-off interventions exploring inaccessible sites in Salvador. Photo: Alfredo Mascarenhas.

The 3rd Bahia Biennale (Bienal da Bahia) enters its final phase with all of the 30-plus exhibitions, film cycles and actions spread all over Salvador and the state of Bahia along with several artistic occupations of public and private spaces. Artists in residence unveil their final works, developed since the start of the year, while the ongoing debates about the possibilities of a Biennial model outside of the established system and its markets extend to actual instances of living art.

Since May 29, the 3rd Bahia Biennial has offered a privileged ground for artists and creators from 22 countries and several states of Brazil to develop independent works and research, while also spreading contemporary issues and artistic experiences to communities dwelling in the margins of the art circuit. This is not a one-way movement as the actions have furthered the exchange of practices, issues and ideas from different, and sometimes opposite social spheres.

The 3rd Bahia Biennale reaffirms the intentions of the original project: to establish a counter-discourse that is suitable for creating, promoting and establishing alternative routes in the art field, without the need to depend on legitimation from other national and international centres. The Biennale also updates the original project to the current Brazilian and international contexts, where the concepts of center and periphery are being redefined.

The 3rd Bahia Biennale is a project of Secretaria de Cultura do Estado da Bahia (State of Bahia’s Culture Department), organised by Bahia’s Museum of Modern Art (MAM-BA) through a joint venture between Hansen Bahia Foundation and Instituto do Patrimônio Artístico e Cultural (IPAC – Institute for the Cultural and Artistic Heritage). The Biennale curatorship is led by MAM-BA director Marcelo Rezende, assisted by Ana Pato and Ayrson Heráclito (chief curators), Fernando Oliva and Alejandra Muñoz (co-curators).

Actions and exhibitions are scattered between Bahia’s Museum of Modern Art (main) and 30 locations in Salvador and other ten cities in the State of Bahia, Brazil.

All events and schedule subject to change. For updates and further events, check www.bienaldabahia.com.

All exhibitions, performances and public actions are free.

Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia (MAM-BA)
Av. Contorno s/n – Solar do Unhão
40060-060 Salvador (BA)





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