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São Paulo Biennial Removes General Israeli Sponsorship

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

After registering objections from 61 participating artists that were supported by the entire curatorial delegation of its 31st São Paulo Biennial, the Fundaçao Bienal São Paulo has agreed to "clearly disassociate" Israeli funding from the general sponsorship of the exhibition.

Henrique Oliveira’s Powerful Recycled Wood “Tridimensional” Sculptures Burst Through Gallery Walls

Initially a painter, Oliveira was inspired by an old wooden fence he saw through his window across the street from his studio in Sao Paulo. The wood was so weathered that it split into layers, which Oliveira equated to brush strokes. From that day, the artist

Artists protest Israel-sponsored Brazil arts fair; Artists urge organizers to return around $40,000

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

Dozens of artists taking part in Sao Paulo's 31st Art Biennial have lodged a protest against the event after it received sponsorship from Israel. The biennial, which started in 1951 and is the second oldest art biennial in the world after Venice, dating back to 1895, is scheduled to open its doors next Saturday. Show More Summary

São Paulo Biennial Curators Join Artists in Repudiating Israeli Sponsorship

3 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

The curators of the 31st São Paulo Biennial have supported the artists' call on the organization to return Israeli sponsorship funds, a demand they believe "should be a trigger to think about the funding sources of major cultural events."

New Barcelona signing Douglas Pereira presented at the Camp Nou [Videos]

Arguably the left-field surprise signing of the transfer market, uncapped Brazilian full-back Douglas Parreira was unveiled as a Barcelona player today. Signing for just €4m from Sao Paulo, Douglas looks like he’ll be shaped and groomed as Dani Alves’ eventual successor, a roving and maurauding ‘lateral’ with an eye for goal. Douglas will have a […]

BRIC wall: Brazil's economy slips into a recession

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil has slipped into recession, with government figures released Friday showing gross domestic product contracting for a second consecutive quarter.

Suki Waterhouse Goes Totally Sheer for Mario Testino Event

Suki Waterhouse looks beautiful while wearing a totally sheer dress on the black carpet at the Mario Testino In Your Face event on Thursday (August 28) in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The 22-year-old model and actress paired her outfit with a long gray coat. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Suki Waterhouse Suki has been [...]

Doubts surround plane in Brazil campaign

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

SAO PAULO (AP) — Doubts surrounding the legality of the purchase of a small private plane used by the Brazilian Socialist Party have placed the campaign of presidential hopeful Marina Silva under scrutiny this week.

São Paulo Biennial Participants Demand Organizers Return Israel Funding

4 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

Artists participating in the 31st São Paulo Biennial have signed an open letter calling on the organizers to return sponsorship funds accepted from the Israeli state, Hyperallergic has learned.

FEFAC and FeedLatina to strengthen co-op on feed safety

At the meeting held in Sao Paulo on 21 August 2014, Messrs Julio Neves, President of Feed Latina and Ruud Tijssens, FEFAC President, stressed the importance of closer co-operation on feed safety, regulatory coherence and sustainable development of feed and livestock production systems to the benefit of their members and chain partners.

Group exhibition opens at Galeria Leme in Sao Paulo

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

The group exhibition uses the story of Galeria Leme - a building designed by architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha which has been built, demolished and then rebuilt in another site - as a motto to investigate the process of urban development of the city of São Paulo, which was marked by cycles of construction, demolition and construction. Show More Summary

Gisele Bundchen Launches Her Intimates Lingerie Line in Brazil!

Gisele Bundchen happily strikes a pose in a sexy white dress while attending her Gisele Bündchen Intimates Launch on Tuesday (August 26) in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The 34-year-old Brazilian supermodel made sure to show off the undergarments from the collection including bras, panties, and nightgowns, which can all be ordered from the official website. PHOTOS: [...]

Can You 3D Print Emotions? New “Love Project” Uses Biometric Sensors to Create Household Objects

Everyone has knick-knacks around their homes of sentimental value, but what if your emotions could actually be shaped into household things? A project recently unveiled at the Sao Paulo Design Weekend turns feelings of love into physical objects using 3D printing and biometric sensors. “Each product is unique and contains the most intimate emotions of the […]

Douglas Signing Is a Gamble as Barcelona Try to Beat FIFA Ban

Barcelona have signed Brazilian right-back Douglas from Sao Paulo but there are mixed reviews of the defender. Per Marca, he cost the Catalan club €4 million with up to €1.5m in appearance related add-ons, which is not a huge amountShow More Summary

Done Deal! Barcelona buy Sao Paulo right back Douglas for €4m

Whilst Barcelona have been linked all summer with Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado, it looks like they are settling on Brazilian right back Douglas to be the long term successor to Dani Alves. The Catalan giants announced on Wednesday morning: “FC Barcelona and São Paulo FC have reached an initial agreement for the transfer of  Douglas […]

Douglas to Barcelona: Latest Transfer Details, Reaction and More

Barcelona have completed the signing of Sao Paulo full-back Douglas. He signs before Barcelona's 2015 transfer ban is implemented, meaning he can head to Spain once this season concludes. Barcelona confirmed the news on its Twitter account: The...Show More Summary

Flight Review: Flying Business Class on TAM Airlines

Getting off the TAM 777-300ER in Sao Paulo TAM AIRLINES BUSINESS REVIEW BASICS: Airline: TAM Airlines Aircraft: Boeing 777-300ER (reg PT-MUI) Departed: John F Kennedy Airport (JFK) Arrived: São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) Stops: None Class: Business Class Seat: 10A, no 10C, no 10H, no really 10C, heck why not 11G? Length: [...]Show More Summary

Ganso, Pato and the 10 Best Animal Brazilian Footballer Names

The weird and wonderful world of Brazilian footballing names has been increasingly explored in recent years, and given the recent upturn in form of Ganso and Pato in tandem at Sao Paulo, the time has come to pay homage to the animals. Throughout...Show More Summary

Bienal de Sao Paulo announces full list of projects and participants

last weekArts : Artdaily

Opening on 6 September 2014, the 31st Bienal de São Paulo is curated by Charles Esche, Galit Eilat, Nuria Enguita Mayo, Pablo Lafuente and Oren Sagiv with associate curators Benjamin Seroussi and Luiza Proença. The title ? ?How to (...)...Show More Summary

Girls from Brazil's favelas find escape in ballet

last weekNews : The Newsroom

SAO PAULO (AP) — Past the graffiti-covered overpass and subway tracks, in a slum penned in by high-rises, 8-year-old Gabriela Aparecida fixes her curly hair into a bun as she waits for a ride to her new favorite activity: ballet. Peeling...Show More Summary

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