Seminar • Permeable Practices: Uncertainty as Methodology


29 Oct 2016
15:00 - 18:30
Bienal Pavilion • Lounge (Basement)

In order to cultivate a space of dialogue, exchange and learning, the curatorial team of the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo shares their processes of work, research and development for INCERTEZA VIVA in a conversation with the public, the Fundação Bienal staff members, tutors of the workshop Permeable Practices: On Curating and Education (a partnership with SESC-SP) and members of the international network Another Roadmap School.

The aim of this event  is to juxtapose perceptions and methodologies in order to discuss curatorial and educational practices within the context of the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo and beyond. The conversation will be organized in a circular format and open to interlocution. The program is structured by three fundamental topics for the development process of the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo: Research, Exhibition designand Public.

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Portuguese and English-language event. Consecutive translation to Portuguese.


3 pm - 4 pm | Research: Paths, Drifts and Encounters

With 70% of its works commissioned, INCERTEZA VIVA was constructed through a collective research process that involved artists and interlocutors from different fields and with different educational backgrounds. The curators will present the methodologies employed and the issues that emerged from this process.

4.15 pm - 5.15 pm | Exhibition design: Perceiving Surroundings

Far from being structured by rigid categories, the exhibition design, developed by Álvaro Razuk Architecture, was conceived in order that themes and ideas could be freely interwoven into an integrated whole and structured in layers.

5.30 pm - 6.30 pm | Public: Interlocutor

Discussions on curatorial practices and mediation intertwine in terms of direct work with and oriented to the publics. The curators' talks will address the publication project, the Soundfield audio guide, the 32nd Bienal's educational program, the construction of the website, and accessibility of the exhibition.

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Pro Helvetia
ZhdK Zurich University of the Arts
ArtEDU Stiftung
Mercator Foundation Switzerland