SP-Arte, the foremost art fair in Latin America will take place between April 6 and 9, 2017 with leading galleries, artists and talks that continue to ePerformances will also take place throughout the corridors as part of the third edition of the Performance Sector, developed in partnership with the university of Belas Artes, under the tutelage of artist Paula Garcia. An open call that is already in progress will be used to select the artists to perform during the event. SP-Arte’s Talks program in collaboration with ARTE!Brasileiros, promotes debates between local and international experts discussing art and its trends.
In addition to a strong program within the Bienal Pavilion, SP-Arte has partnered with the city’s leading museums to organize events and programming. Gallery Night officially enters the SP-Arte week calendar with galleries, museums and cultural centers hosting special programming during late hours. Another event set to kick off the SP-Arte week will be the exhibition produced with Videobrasil Nada levarei quando morrer, aqueles que me devem cobrarei no inferno, presenting an overview of contemporary Brazilian video art.
Since 2013, SP-Arte has been awarding artists with residencies in cities such as New York (Residency Unlimited) and Bogota (Flora ars + natura). This year, the festival will take an artist to London in an unprecedented partnership with the Delfina Foundation. The Illy Sustain Art Award, which was founded in 2007 to support Latin American artists under the age of 35, will once again be presented.
Recognized as the most important fair in South America and listed as one of the fastest growing art fairs in the world, SP-Arte ended its 2016 edition on a high note, with strong participation of international and local exhibitors and attendance of collectors, curators, and art lovers.
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To find out more about SP-Arte please visit www.sp-arte.com
SP-Arte/2017 is sponsored by Itaú, Vivo and Iguatemi São Paulo with the cultural support of the State of São Paulo.