Art Weekend São Paulo
November 8-10, 2019
Art Weekend São Paulo, sponsored by JK Iguatemi, returns stronger to Latin America’s art market capital. Organised by ABACT (Brazilian Association of Contemporary Art) the weekend-long event now joined the circuit of Gallery Weekends from Europe, Asia, North and Latin America at the international platform galleryweekend.org.
Known for the Galerias Recebem Galerias [Galleries Welcome Galleries], programme in which galleries from São Paulo host temporary shows by galleries from other regions of Brazil, this year’s edition of the Art Weekend São Paulo will also present a public programme including workshops for students from public schools; studio visits; guided tours – including sign language tours – and a talks programme. Galleries will present solo and group shows, performances, book launches and artists and curators talks.
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.
About JK Iguatemi
Designed under a new shopping mall concept, JK Iguatemi contemplates art, fashion, entertainment, leisure, technology, culture, design, culinary and excellent services all in one place since 2012. As innovation and customer experience is part of its DNA, every visit provides a unique and unprecedented opportunity for all public types. As the sector’s reference, JK always anticipates trends to renew itself and offer the most complete and diverse retail mix.
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