Art Weekend São Paulo
November 9-10, 2019
is organised by
ABACT- associação brasileira de arte contemporânea
A private non-profit organisation created in 2007, the Associação Brasileira de Arte Contemporânea – ABACT (Brazilian Association of Contemporary Art) is currently comprised of 46 art galleries in the primary art market, representing seven Brazilian states and the Federal District, directly involved in developing the careers of over a thousand artists. Recognising the fundamental role that contemporary art plays in the construction and dissemination of a modern image of Brazil, ABACT has taken on the mission of expanding cultural exchange, promoting activities to professionalise and reduce bureaucracy in the market, while fostering dialogue and education surrounding the contemporary art industry in Brazil, placing value on the different stages of production and those responsible. In partnership with Apex-Brasil, ABACT has managed and operated the Latitude Project since April 2011.
Latitude – Platform for Brazilian Art Galleries Abroad is a programme developed to promote Brazil’s contemporary art market internationally. Created in 2007, in 2011 it became a partnership between Associação Brasileira de Arte Contemporânea – ABACT (Brazilian Association of Contemporary Art) and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) with the goal of creating business opportunities for the industry abroad, mainly through professional training, support for international placement and cultural and commercial promotion. As a requirement to become a member of ABACT, all participating galleries must work in the primary market. While it is not mandatory for ABACT members to join Latitude, at the moment, its entire membership of 46 galleries has opted to take part in the project. These galleries are located across seven different Brazilian states and the Federal District and represent more than 1000 contemporary artists.