FORUM: 35th Bienal de São Paulo | with Manuel Borja-Villel

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Kunstinstituut Melly is delighted to host a FORUM that opens conversation, responses and resonances with the 35th Bienal de São Paulo. This program is co-presented together with the Mondriaan Fund.

For its 35th edition, the Bienal de São Paulo has been appointed to a curatorial team with the title of ‘choreographies of the impossible'. The FORUM program will host curatorial team member and former Director of the Museo Reina Sofia Manuel Borja-Villel for a presentation and Q&A introducing Bienal's proposed methodology. The discussion with the public will be moderated by artist and poet Ada M. Patterson and joined by respondent Charles Esche, Director of the Van Abbemuseum and curator of the 31st São Paolo Bienal. The program will be followed by light refreshments.

The team write; “As a curatorial proposal, choreographies of the impossible enunciate a space of experimentation – open to the dances of the unimaginable – that embodies movements capable of transforming what is apparently non-existent into existence. This idea of a choreography is based on the enigmatic nature of the artistic fact and, thus, on everything that is neither worn out nor evident, but rather on what can be named as secret, mystery or as the infinite itself.”

Tip: the Mondriaan Fund offers 20 artists the opportunity to visit the preview days of the 35th Bienal de São Paulo. Tickets for the preview days and travel and accommodation costs are reimbursed via the Voucher Bienal de São Paulo. Interested? The Voucher Bienal de São Paulo will soon be online at