Hugo Canoilas at Bienal de São Paulo
30ª Bienal de São Paulo, Parque do Ibirapuera, São Paulo, Brasil
Pássaros do Paraíso

Hugo Canoilas participates in the 30th Bienal de São Paulo, curated by the Venezuelan-born Luis Pérez-Oramas. The artist’s project occupies the entire space of Museu da Casa do Bandeirante, establishing a dialogue between the objects from the museum collection (from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century) and a set of objects produced during a travel along the river Tietê. This was prepared by a series of readings (from Mário de Andrade to Wally Salomão), which were projected in the travel itself as well as in the works presented in video and in the paintings and objects placed on the riverbanks. The artifacts from the collection, suggesting the life of the "bandeirantes" – members of the 16-18 century South-American expeditions called “bandeiras” venturing on unmapped regions in search of mineral wealth –, are placed in dialogue with the present – the river pollution, the way the houses are inhabited today, the social tissue around the river Tietê.

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