Archives 2nd half of 2013
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The promises of the 9th Bienal do Mercosul l Porto Alegre are to identify, propose and repurpose changing belief systems and appraisals of experimentation and innovation. It intends to raise ontological and technological questions through artistic practice, object making and nodes of experience. This edition of the biennial can be considered an environment in which to encounter natural resources and material culture in a new light, and to speculate on the bases that have marked distinctions between discovery and invention, as well as the values of both sustainability and entropy. The 9th Bienal do Mercosul | Porto Alegre is curated in three components: the exhibition Portals, Forecasts and Monotypes including existing and new work, projects created through collaborative commissions, performances and screenings; the initiative “Island Sessions,” involving field trips, discussions and an online publication, and a five-
Exhibition 13 September -
Allora & Calzadilla, Anthony Arrobo, Tarek Atoui, Nicolás Bacal, Luis F. Benedit, Bik Van der Pol, Christian Bök, Liudvikas Buklys, Audrey Cottin, Elena Damiani, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Jason Dodge, Fernando Duval, Faivovich & Goldberg, Cao Fei, Mario Garcia Torres, Hope Ginsburg, Juan Jose Gurrola, Hans Haacke, Malak Helmy, Fritzia Irizar, Eduardo Kac, Zhenia Kikodze for Yuri Zlotnikov, Fernanda Laguna, Suwon Lee, George Levantis, Ana Laura López de la Torre, Gilda Mantilla & Raimond Chavez, Nicholas Mangan, Allan McCollum, Cinthia Marcelle, David Medalla, Marta Minujín, Aleksandra Mir, Eduardo Navarro, Edgar Orlaineta, The Otolith Group, Trevor Paglen, Tania Pérez Córdova, Pratchaya Phinthong, William Raban, Sara Ramo, Luiz Roque, Grethell Rasua, Robert Rauschenberg, Thiago Rocha Pitta, Daniel Santiago, Mira Schendel, Beto Shwafaty, Lucy Skaer, Tony Smith, Daniel Steegmann, Vassilakis Takis, Sandrine Teixido & Aurelien Gamboni, Erika Verzutti, Jorge Villacorta of Alta Tecnologia Andina with Rodrigo Derteano, Jessica Warboys, David Zink Yi, Michel Zózimo
The artists especially commissioned to contribute with pictures or moving images for Island Sessions are Danilo Christidis, Fernanda Gassen, Romy Pocztaruk, Katia Prates, Leticia Ramos, Leonardo Remor and Tiago Rivaldo.
Weather Permitting / Se o clima for favorável / Si el tiempo lo permite. Photo: Júlia Rebouças.