SAO PAULO – Five South African artists – Marlene Dumas, David Goldblatt, Zanele Muholi, Moshekwa Langa and Kendell Geers – were invited to participate on this year’s São Paulo Biennial, the 29th edition of the southern hemisphere’s most significant contemporary art binnial.
The 29th edition of the São Paulo Biennial is rooted in the idea that it is impossible to separate art from politics. By procedures and means that are distinctive to it, art constantly questions and interrupts the sensorial coordinates by which one perceives and inhabits the world, thus inserting themes, subjects and attitudes that did not fit there before. This curatorial platform takes into account two related facts. Firstly, the evidence that, as traditional paradigms of sociability (at both local and global level) have been called into question in the last few decades, art has affirmed itself as a privileged medium for both apprehending and reinventing reality. Secondly, the recognition that this process has brought art and politics together to the point of almost non-distinction, thus underscoring the urgent need to emphasize the difference between art and other realms of knowledge. http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=41239&int_modo=1