Curitiba, December 2015 – The last two months Curitiba been brighter with the International Biennial of Curitiba, this edition was titled World Light. The event brings to the city prominent international names, nationally and locally in the contemporary art scene, as Carlo Bernardini (Italy), Dan Flavin (USA), Eliane Prolik (Brazil), Iván Navarro (Chile), Jeongmoon Choi (South Korea ), Odires Mlászho (Brazil) and the honored artist Julio LeParc (Argentina / France), which has 16 works exhibited at the Museum Oscar Niemeyer (MON). The spaces will be with exhibitions of the Biennial until the first Sunday in December (6).
With greater integration in the city, the Biennial brings art to the four corners of Curitiba. “The Biennial is growing every edition and we can see that both the number of artists with exhibits and by openness and public participation. We are celebrating the 2015 edition as a great success”, concludes Luiz Ernesto Pereira, director of the Biennial. The last week of the Biennial ensures the necessary time to visit the main spaces. “People can not miss the chance to meet the biggest names in contemporary art world, is a unique experience that will remain forever in their memories”, added the director.
Biennial by Van
To facilitate access to art, the Biennial organized three types of visitation itineraries: on foot, by bicycle and by van. The next van and bike tours take place on Saturday (5) and have a value of R$5,00 and US R$30,00, respectively. Entries can be made via email until the day before to firstname.lastname@example.org address and the itinerary is available on site.
Legacy to Curitiba
Although the light is ethereal, artists who are at the Biennial in 2015 chose to give the city to perpetuate the art. This is the case of Tom14, plastic artist that led to the railway station with interventions in partnership with the program All Color For You, from Coral Paints. The artist Cesar Ferreira has gifted Curitiba with a giant bicycle, 50% made from recyclable materials, according to Ferreira, which is the light of new ideas that raise awareness and direct the mind, encouraging urban mobility and sustainability.
The Ministry of Culture presents the International Biennial of Curitiba in 2015, held by the Federal Law of Incentive to the Culture Ministry of Culture (Rouanet Law). This edition features the master sponsorship of UEG Araucaria and sponsorship of BNDES, Petrobras, Sanepar, Copel, Scania and BRDE. It has co-sponsorship of the Financial Barigui, Sesi FIEP, Monreal Construction, Batel Patio and Urbs. It has the support of APAP-PR and Coral Paints. International support of the Japan Foundation, Consulate General of Japan, Embassy of Argentina, Consulate of Argentina in Curitiba, Columbus Prefecture, Krakow City Hall, Embassy of Italy, Consulate General of Italy in Curitiba, Italian Cultural Institute of São Paulo, Centro Korean culture in Brazil, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, the Mexican Embassy, Embassy of Sweden, Wichita State University, Fulbright, Consulate of Israel in São Paulo, Goethe Institut.
The Biennial is promoted by RPC TV and Gazeta do Povo newspaper.
International Biennial of Curitiba 2015
Date: October 3 to December 6
Location: Curitiba – PR