Art Weekend São Paulo

Art Weekend São Paulo buzzes the city’s cultural life this November: out of 50 participating galleries, 37 are members of Latitude – Platform for Brazilian Art Galleries Abroad

Various locations, São Paulo, Brazil
9-11 November 2018

The 3rd edition of Art Weekend São Paulo takes place between 9-11 November 2018. The event is an initiative of Associação Brasileira de Arte Contemporânea – ABACT (Brazilian Association of Contemporary Art) and convenes 50 art galleries organised to offer a special programme of over a hundred events, including exhibitions, guided visits, performances, workshop for children, talks with artists and curators and more. 

Past editions of Art Weekend São Paulo have attracted over 5000 visitors, and the number of participating galleries in this edition reflects the increasing attention the event has received in the past, not only from the city but also from other Brazilian regions. The event’s format follows on an international of gallery weekends that has been buzzing cultural cities around the world such as Berlin, Vienna, Brussels, Paris and Chicago. Out of 50 participating galleries, 37 are members of Latitude – Platform for Brazilian Art Galleries Abroad, representing a large portion of the Brazilian galleries that constantly invest on the participation in fairs and events that are connected to the international art scene.

The Art Weekend also aims to offer the rare opportunity for the São Paulo audience to meet galleries based elsewhere. The programme “Galleries Host Galleries” connects twelve galleries from other Brazilian states to promote pop-up exhibitions inside another gallery in town. As part of this programme, Luciana Brito Galeria hosts A Gentil Carioca (Rio de Janeiro – RJ), Galeria Marilia Razuk hosts Anita Schwartz Galeria de Arte (Rio de Janeiro – RJ), Dan Galeria hosts Espaço Eliana Benchimol (Rio de Janeiro – RJ), Galeria Jaqueline Martins hosts Galeria Karla Osório (Brasília – DF), Galeria Leme hosts Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporânea (Rio de Janeiro – RJ), Galeria Nara Roesler hosts Lurixs: Arte Contemporânea (Rio de Janeiro – RJ), Galeria Estação hosts Mercedes Viegas Arte Contemporânea (Rio de Janeiro – RJ), Galeria Raquel Arnaud hosts Mul.ti.plo Espaço Arte (Rio de Janeiro – RJ), Emmathomas Galeria hosts Periscópio Arte Contemporânea (Belo Horizonte – MG), Galeria Lume hosts Portas Vilaseca Galeria (Rio de Janeiro – RJ), and Galeria Rabieh hosts both Ybakatu (Curitiba – PR) and Galeria Mamute (Porto Alegre – RS).

The 38 São Paulo based galleries are organised by neighbourhoods, splitting the programme in four different circuits across São Paulo: Vila Madalena – Pinheiros – Butantã; Itaim – Vila Nova Conceição; Jardins; and Downtown – Barra Funda. On Friday, the participating galleries run between 5-10pm. On Saturday, from 11am-8pm and, on Sunday, between 12-6pm.

Vila Madalena – Pinheiros – Butantã: Galeria Bolsa de Arte, Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, Galeria Eduardo Fernandes, Galeria Estação (+ Mercedes Viegas Arte Contemporânea), Janaina Torres Galeria, Galeria Leme (+ Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporânea), Galeria Millan and Anexo, Galeria Raquel Arnaud (+ Mul.ti.plo Espaço Arte) and Galeria Sancovsky;

Jardins: Almeida & Dale Galeria de Arte, Baró Galeria, Galeria Berenice Arvani, Bergamin & Gomide, Casa Triângulo, Dan Galeria (+ Eliana Benchimol), Emmathomas Galeria (+Periscópio Arte Contemporânea), Galeria Frente, Galeria Houssein Jarouche, Galeria Luisa Strina, Galeria Marcelo Guarnieri, Mendes Wood DM, Paulo Kuczynski Escritório de Arte, Galeria Rabieh (+ Ybakatu + Galeria Mamute), Galeria Superfície, SIM Galeria and Zipper Galeria;

Itaim – Vila Nova Conceição: Galeria Arte 57, Canvas Galeria de Arte, Galeria Caribé, Luciana Brito Galeria (+ A Gentil Carioca) , Galeria Lume (+ Portas Vilaseca Galeria), Galeria Marília Razuk (+ Anita Schwartz Galeria de Arte), Galeria Nara Roesler (+ Lurixs: Arte Contemporânea) and Galeria VilaNova;

Downtown – Barra Funda: Central Galeria, Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel (Galpão), Galeria Jaqueline Martins (+ Galeria Karla Osório), Sé Galeria and Vermelho.

Installation view of Interregnum: Stuart Brisley, at Galeria Jaqueline Martins during the first edition of Art Weekend São Paulo, 2016. Courtesy of Galeria Jaqueline Martins.