9TH MERCOSUL BIENNIAL 2013
13 Sep - 10 Nov 2013
13 September - 10 November 2013
Artistic Director and Chief Curator: Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy
Raimundas Malašauskas – Time Curator
Mônica Hoff – Ground Curator
Bernardo de Souza – Space Curator
Sarah Demeuse – Curatorial Cloud Fellow
Daniela Pérez – Curatorial Cloud Fellow
Júlia Rebouças – Curatorial Cloud Fellow
Dominic Willsdon – Pedagogical Cloud Fellow
Assistant: Luísa Kiefer
Aleksandra Mir, Allan McCollum, Allora & Calzadilla, Alta Tecnología Andina, Ana Laura López de la Torre, André da Rocha - Bandidartista, Angie Keefer, Anthony Arrobo, Anthony Marcellini, Audrey Cottin, Aurélien Gamboni & Sandrine Teixido, Bernardo de Souza, Beto Shwafaty, Bik Van der Pol, Cao Fei, Carina Sehn, Carolyn Christov Barkagiev, Catalina Lozano, Christian Bök, Cinthia Marcelle, Claudia Paim, Cynthia Farina, Daniel Galera, Daniel Santiago, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Daniela Kern, Daniela Pérez, Danilo Christidis, David Medalla, David Zink Yi, Dominic Willsdon, Edgar Orlaineta, Edson Sousa, Eduardo Bueno, Eduardo Kac, Eduardo Navarro, Eduardo Quadros, Elena Damiani, Elisa Bauer, Erika Verzutti, Faivovich & Goldberg, Federico Testa, Fernanda Gassen, Fernanda Laguna, Fernando Duval, Fritzia Irizar, Gabriela Petit, George Levantis, Gilda Mantilla & Raimond Chaves, Grethell Rasúa, Hans Haacke, Hope Ginsburg, Igor Simões, Inés Katzenstein, Ismael Caneppele, Jason Dodge, Javier Villa, Jessica Warboys, João Kovacs, Juan José Gurrola, Julia Dall ́Alba, Júlia Rebouças, Katia Prates, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Leo Felipe, Leonardo Remor, Leticia Ramos, Liliana Sulzbach, Liudvikas Buklys, Luciana Loponte, Lucy Skaer, Luis F. Benedit, Luiz Roque, Luiza Proença, Malak Helmy, Manuela Moscoso, Marcelo de Andrade Pereira, Marcos Vilella Pereira, Maria Amélia Bulhões, Maria Lind, Maria Lúcia Streck, Mario Garcia Torres, Marta Minujín, Michel Zózimo, Mira Schendel, Mônica Hoff, Mônica Pivatto Medeiros, Munir Klamt, Nei Lisboa, Nelson Fontoura, Nicholas Mangan, Nicolás Bacal, Paula Teitelbaum, Pratchaya Phinthong, Raimundas Malašauskas, Robert Rauschenberg, Rodrigo Guimarães Nunes, Romy Pocz, Rualdo Menegat, Sandra Terdjman, Sara Hermann, Sara Ramo, Sarah Demeuse, Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Suwon Lee, Tania Pérez Córdova, Tarek Atoui, Tau Golin, Thiago Leitão de Araújo, Thiago Rocha Pitta, Tiago Rivaldo, Tony Smith, Trevor Paglen, Tula Anagnostopoulos, Vassilakis Takis, Verónica Cordeiro, William Raban, Yuri Zlotnikov
The 9th Bienal do Mercosul | Porto Alegre takes place from September 13 to November 10, 2013, in the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil. It consists of an exhibition of contemporary art, including performances and events of various kinds, presented in different venues across the city. The biennial’s pedagogical program, Cloud Formations, starts in May 17, 2013, along with special public programs and film screenings.
The biennial is organized by the Fundação Bienal de Artes Visuais do Mercosul, a nonprofit institution in Porto Alegre with the mission of developing cultural and educational visual arts projects to encourage dialogue amongst diverse communities. The title of this ninth edition of the biennial is, in Portuguese, Se o clima for favorável; in Spanish, Si el tiempo lo permite; in English, Weather Permitting. These titles are an invitation to ponder when and how, by whom and why, certain artworks and ideas gain or lack visibility at a given moment in time.
The promises of the 9th Bienal do Mercosul | Porto Alegre are to identify, propose and repurpose changing belief systems and appraisals of experimentation and innovation. It intends to raise ontological and technological questions through artistic practice, object making and nodes of experience. This edition of the biennial can be considered an environment in which to encounter natural resources and material culture in a new light, and to speculate on the bases that have marked distinctions between discovery and invention, as well as the values of both sustainability and entropy..
To achieve this, the 9th Bienal do Mercosul | Porto Alegre brings together visual art and other kinds of contributions to address the meeting points of nature and culture. It gathers works together that explore different kinds of atmospheric disturbances propelling travel and social displacement, technological advancement and world development, vertical expansions in space, and transversal explorations through time. This project involves looking at the affections these movements provoke, and the affects that manifest themselves. It entails dwelling, mining, investigating and exploring what is below and above the social realm—what is palpable and tenuous, what is undersea and in the atmosphere, what is underground and in outer space.
The artistic director and chief curator of the 9th Bienal do Mercosul | Porto Alegre is Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy. The curatorial team includes Raimundas Malašauskas, Mônica Hoff, Bernardo de Souza, Sarah Demeuse, Daniela Pérez, Júlia Rebouças, and Dominic Willsdon. Luiza Proença is the editorial coordinator.