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SP-Arte 2016, São Paulo’s International Art Fair, closes today

IMG_3151Closing today, the 12th edition of the São Paulo art fair SP-Arte confirmed its status of leading art fair in Latin America with more than 140 galleries from Brazil and the rest of the world, and a brand new design section.

Held in the heritage-listed Bienal Pavilion, designed by Oscar Niemeyer, SP-Arte pursues with great success its original objective of driving Brazil’s creative market, by offering to the public a dynamic mix of both established and emerging artists. Visitors can enjoy works from different art practices, painting, sculpting, photography, installations or even happenings.

In addition, over the five days of the fair, various events and talks with selected artists, curators, critics and collectors took place both in the Pavilion and all over the city.

Alongside the new design sector, with a focus on authorial pieces in furniture, lighting, and antiques, the fair also included a curated section with cutting-edge programs and artworks that challenge visitors, including the Solo sector, curated by Luiza Teixeira de Freitas; Open Plan, a section dedicated to large works and installations, curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti; and the Performance sector, curated by Centro Universitario Belas Artes.

Amongst key exhibitors, to name but a few, were notable Brazilian galleries such as Dan, Fortes Vilaça, Luisa Strina, Mendes Wood DM, Nara Roesler and Vermelho, as well as high-profile international exhibitors like Continua, Cardi, David Zwirner, kurimanzutto, Lisson, Michael Werner, neugerriemschneider and White Cube.

A fantastic moment for all art lovers!

Laurie Guillem