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In the early decades of its existence, New York 's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), founded in 1929, transformed from a philanthropic project modestly housed in a few rooms of the Heckscher Building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, to an alleged operating node in the United States' cultural struggle during the cold war, and one of the...

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Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy. Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...

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The 32nd Bienal de São Paulo: Live Uncertainty

Conceived of as a garden, 'Live Uncertainty' occupies the Bienal Pavilion until 11 December 2016 with 70% of its projects commissioned.

Bené Fonteles, 'Ágora: OcaTaperaTerreiro,' 2016. Commissioned by the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo for the 32nd Bienal (2016). Photo © Pedro Ivo Trasferetti / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Carla Filipe, 'Migração, exclusão e resistência [Migration, Exclusion and Resistance],' 2016. Presentation produced in partnership with SescSP. Photo © Pedro Ivo Trasferetti / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Carla Filipe, 'Migração, exclusão e resistência [Migration, Exclusion and Resistance],' 2016. Presentation produced in partnership with SescSP. Photo © Pedro Ivo Trasferetti / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Cecilia Bengolea & Jeremy Deller, 'Bombom’s Dream,' 2016. Photos © Tiago Baccarin / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Cecilia Bengolea & Jeremy Deller, 'Bombom’s Dream,' 2016. Photos © Tiago Baccarin / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Cecilia Bengolea & Jeremy Deller, 'Bombom’s Dream,' 2016. Photos © Tiago Baccarin / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Cecilia Bengolea & Jeremy Deller, 'Bombom’s Dream,' 2016.Photos © Tiago Baccarin / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Charlotte Johannesson, 'Achtung–Actions Speak Louder Than Words [Attention–Actions Speak Louder Than Words],' 1976. Photo © Pedro Ivo Trasferetti / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Charlotte Johannesson, 'Attack Attitude,' 1977. Photo © Pedro Ivo Trasferetti / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Charlotte Johannesson, 'Drop Dead,' c. 1977. Photo © Pedro Ivo Trasferetti / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Charlotte Johannesson, 'Frei Die Raf [Free RAF],' 1976. Photo © Pedro Ivo Trasferetti / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Cristiano Lenhardt, 'Trair a espécie [To Betray the Species],' 2014-2016. Photo © Pedro Ivo Trasferetti / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Ebony G. Patterson, '...doing what they always do... (...when they grow up...),' 2016. Photos © Pedro Ivo Trasferetti / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Ebony G. Patterson, '...doing what they always do... (...when they grow up...),' 2016. Photos © Pedro Ivo Trasferetti / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Ebony G. Patterson, '...he was only 12... (...when they grow up...),' 2016. Photos © Pedro Ivo Trasferetti / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Em'kal Eyongakpa, 'Breathe II,' 2013. Photos © Leo Eloy / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Em'kal Eyongakpa's mixed media installation. Commissioned by the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo for the 32nd Bienal (2016). Photos © Leo Eloy / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Em'kal Eyongakpa's mixed media installation. Commissioned by the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo for the 32nd Bienal (2016). Photos © Leo Eloy / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Em'kal Eyongakpa's mixed media installation. Commissioned by the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo for the 32nd Bienal (2016). Photos © Leo Eloy / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
'Espetáculo [Spectacle],' 2016. Photo © Pedro Ivo Trasferetti / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Frans Krajcberg, 'Sem título (Bailarinas),' n.d [Untitled (Bailarinas)]. Frans Krajcberg, 'Sem título (Bailarinas),' n.d [Untitled (Bailarinas)]. Photo © Leo Eloy / Estúdio Garagem/ Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Frans Krajcberg, 'Sem título (Bailarinas),' n.d [Untitled (Bailarinas)]. Photo © Leo Eloy / Estúdio Garagem/ Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Frans Krajcberg, 'Sem título (Bailarinas),' n.d [Untitled (Bailarinas)]. Photo © Pedro Ivo Trasferetti / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Jordan Belson, 'Horns of Unplenty,' n.d. Courtesy: Catherine Heinrich. Photo © Pedro Ivo Trasferetti / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Jordan Belson, 'Phoenix [ Fênix ],' n.d. Courtesy: Catherine Heinrich. Photo © Pedro Ivo Trasferetti / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Jordan Belson, 'Phoenix,' n.d.; 'Snake,' n.d.; 'Abraxas,' c. 1950. Courtesy: Catherine Heinrich. Photo © Pedro Ivo Trasferetti / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Jordan Belson, 'Snake,' n.d. Courtesy: Catherine Heinrich. Photo © Pedro Ivo Trasferetti / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
José Bento, 'Chão [Floor],' 2004/2016. Photo © Pedro Ivo Trasferetti / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Lais Myrrha, 'Dois pesos, duas medidas [Double Standard],' 2016. Photos © Pedro Ivo Trasferetti / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Maria Thereza Alves, 'Uma possível reversão de oportunidades perdidas [A Possible Reversal of Missed Opportunities],' 2016. Photo © Tiago Baccarin / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Maria Thereza Alves, 'Uma possível reversão de oportunidades perdidas [A Possible Reversal of Missed Opportunities],' 2016. Photo © Tiago Baccarin / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Maria Thereza Alves, 'Uma possível reversão de oportunidades perdidas [A Possible Reversal of Missed Opportunities],' 2016. Photo © Tiago Baccarin / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Misheck Masamvu, 'Midnight,' and 'Spiritual Host,' 2016, oil on canvas. Commissioned by the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo for the 32nd Bienal (2016). Photo © Tiago Baccarin / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Misheck Masamvu, 'Midnight,' and 'Spiritual Host,' 2016. Commissioned by the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo for the 32nd Bienal (2016). Photo © Tiago Baccarin / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
'Oficina de Imaginação Política [Workshop on Political Imagination],' 2016. Installation and intervention in the form of a public program (workshops, presentations and debates). Photos © Leo Eloy / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
'Oficina de Imaginação Política [Workshop on Political Imagination],' 2016. Installation and intervention in the form of a public program (workshops, presentations and debates). Photos © Leo Eloy / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
'Oficina de Imaginação Política [Workshop on Political Imagination],' 2016. Installation and intervention in the form of a public program (workshops, presentations and debates). Photos © Leo Eloy / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
'Oficina de Imaginação Política [Workshop on Political Imagination],' 2016. Installation and intervention in the form of a public program (workshops, presentations and debates). Photos © Leo Eloy / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Öyvind Fahlström, 'Den Svåra Resan (för blandad talkör) [The Difficult Journey (for mixed voice choir)],' 1954. Collection Sharon AveryFahlström. Photo © Ilana Bar / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Öyvind Fahlström, 'Den Svåra Resan (för blandad talkör) [The Difficult Journey (for mixed voice choir)],' 1954. Collection Sharon AveryFahlström. Photo © Tiago Baccarin / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Öyvind Fahlström, 'Den Svåra Resan (för blandad talkör) [The Difficult Journey (for mixed voice choir)],' 1954. Collection Sharon AveryFahlström. Photo © Tiago Baccarin / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Rikke Luther, 'Overspill: Universal Map,' 2016. Commissioned by the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo for the 32nd Bienal (2016). Photos © Tiago Baccarin / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Rikke Luther, 'Overspill: Universal Map,' 2016. Commissioned by the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo for the 32nd Bienal (2016). Photos © Tiago Baccarin / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Rikke Luther, 'Overspill: Universal Map,' 2016. Commissioned by the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo for the 32nd Bienal (2016). Photos © Tiago Baccarin / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Rikke Luther, 'Overspill: Universal Map,' 2016. Commissioned by the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo for the 32nd Bienal (2016). Photos © Tiago Baccarin / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Till Mycha (Helen StuhrRommereim & Silvia Mollicchi), 'The First Decade of June,' 2016. Commissioned by the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo for the 32nd Bienal (2016). Photo © Tiago Baccarin / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Till Mycha (Helen StuhrRommereim & Silvia Mollicchi), 'The First Decade of June,' 2016. Commissioned by the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo for the 32nd Bienal (2016). Photo © Tiago Baccarin / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Till Mycha (Helen StuhrRommereim & Silvia Mollicchi), 'The First Decade of June,' 2016. Commissioned by the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo for the 32nd Bienal (2016). Photo © Tiago Baccarin / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Till Mycha (Helen StuhrRommereim & Silvia Mollicchi), 'The First Decade of June,' 2016. Commissioned by the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo for the 32nd Bienal (2016). Photo © Tiago Baccarin / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
'Valle de Alicia [Valley of Alicia],' 2016. Yamile Velosa / Maria Belén Saes de Ibarra / Departamento Cultural Universidad Nacional de Colombia Collection. Photos © Leo Eloy / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
'Valle de Alicia [Valley of Alicia],' 2016. Yamile Velosa / Maria Belén Saes de Ibarra / Departamento Cultural Universidad Nacional de Colombia Collection. Photos © Leo Eloy / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
'Valle de Alicia [Valley of Alicia],' 2016. Yamile Velosa / Maria Belén Saes de Ibarra / Departamento Cultural Universidad Nacional de Colombia Collection. Photos © Leo Eloy / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
'Valle de Alicia [Valley of Alicia],' 2016. Yamile Velosa / Maria Belén Saes de Ibarra / Departamento Cultural Universidad Nacional de Colombia Collection. Photos © Leo Eloy / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Victor Grippo, 'Analogía I, (2da. versión) [Analogy I, (2nd Version)],' 1970. Photo © Leo Eloy / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Victor Grippo, 'Analogía I, (2da. versión) [Analogy I, (2nd Version)],' 1970. Photo © Leo Eloy / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Victor Grippo, 'Analogía I, (2da. versión) [Analogy I, (2nd Version)],' 1970. Photo © Leo Eloy / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Victor Grippo, 'Analogía I, (2da. versión) [Analogy I, (2nd Version)],' 1970. Photo © Leo Eloy / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Rosa Barba, 'Disseminate and Hold,' 2016 at The 32nd Bienal de São Paulo: Live Uncertainty. Courtesy of the artist. Commissioned by Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco, 46th Prix International d’Art Contemporain.
Rosa Barba, 'Disseminate and Hold,' 2016 at The 32nd Bienal de São Paulo: Live Uncertainty. Courtesy of the artist. Commissioned by Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco, 46th Prix International d’Art Contemporain.
Rosa Barba, 'Disseminate and Hold,' 2016 at The 32nd Bienal de São Paulo: Live Uncertainty. Courtesy of the artist. Commissioned by Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco, 46th Prix International d’Art Contemporain.

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