Practices as an Intersection in a Fragile Environment #4_São Paulo

São Paulo, out of reach, is the title of the fourth chapter of an international research started by the Italian Curator Claudio Zecchi in 2014 that goes under the name Practices as an intersection in a Fragile Environment.
The title that leads the entire research here in Brazil comes from an exhibition made in 2012 by the Brazilian artist Mauro Restiffe.
The aim of this chapter is investigating São Paulo’s public sphere through its Architecture and Urbanism trying to unearth different possible readings. The project moved in fact through different languages such as visual art (in all its possible extent: sculpture, video, performance, photography), journalism, anthropology, activism, curatorship/research, architecture, and urbanism.
Practices as an intersection in a Fragile Environment is a long-term nomadic research project that originates from the need to reconsider from a discursive approach more than ten-years long consideration on the relationship between the art and the public sphere.
The project is usually the culmination of months of conversations with artists, curators, institutions and communities across the city. Seeking to explore the fragile relationship between these two entities, the final presentation aims to unearth how art engages with the local area and community, and the legacy of these relationships.
The first chapter of this project took place in Milan at the end of 2014, it continued in New York City as a second and in Nottingham (UK) as a third.
The outcome it has been so far always different. The preview chapters have investigated the concept of activism (Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan); the role that artists, curators, institutions (Institutional models) perform in the contemporary society at large (Residency Unlimited, New York); and the topic of the language (New Art Exchange, Nottingham).


São Paulo, out of reach
a conversation with Claudio Zecchi

Saturday, July 15th, at 3pm, Claudio Zecchi, curator in residence at Pivô Research program unfolds his investigation around São Paulo in the form of a conversation with some of the professionals met so far in this ongoing research like: Mauro Restiffe, Tuca Vieira, casadalapa (César Meneghetti and Julio Dojcsar), Fernanda Grigolin, Fernando Falcon, Lucas Simões, Thiago Carrapatoso, Helena Cavalheiro.

Copan Building, 1966, Architects: Oscar Niemeyer, Carlos Alberto Cerqueira Lemos, São Paolo (Brazil)

City view from the 23rd floor of Copan Building

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