Time Out São Paulo

Art

The pick of São Paulo art exhibitions, artists and galleries

  • A city in runes

    Gritty pichaçao – the black sheep of street art

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  • Gallery walk: Pinheiros

    An art-lover's walk through the leafy streets of Pinheiros

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  • Ten great galleries for print art

    Our pick of the city's print galleries and artists

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  • Red Bull Station

    A disused substation shocked back into life as an art and music hub

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  • Cambuci street art

    Head off the beaten track with Cambuci's street art

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Urban art

Choque Cultural

Choque Cultural

Centre of gravity in São Paulo's street art scene

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Galeria Logo

Galeria Logo

A new favourite with the skate/graffiti/meeja crowd

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Pichação – A city in runes

Pichação – A city in runes

SP's grittiest street art

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Major art institutions

Itaú Cultural

Itaú Cultural

A cultural centre focused on art and digital media

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MASP

MASP

The city's premier art museum, on Av. Paulista

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Pinacoteca

Pinacoteca

São Paulo’s most traditional art institution

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Tomie Ohtake

Tomie Ohtake

Excellent exhibitions in an architectural landmark

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Art in the park

MAC

MAC

See the work of Brazil's key artists inside the Bienal building

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Museu Afro Brasil

Museu Afro Brasil

Unearthing Brazil's African roots in Parque do Ibirapuera

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MAM

MAM

Modern art in an Oscar Niemeyer-designed building

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Best for Brazilian art

Mônica Filgueiras & Eduardo Machado

Mônica Filgueiras & Eduardo Machado

Art dealt with style

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Galeria Luisa Strina

Galeria Luisa Strina

A cornerstone of the contemporary art circuit

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Gravura Brasileira

Gravura Brasileira

The city's premiere print art gallery

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Luciana Brito Galeria

Luciana Brito Galeria

Representing twenty high-calibre Brazilian artists

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Bright young things

Emma Thomas

Emma Thomas

A hip little gallery in a brand new home

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Zipper Galeria

Zipper Galeria

A young gallery focusing on modern and pop art

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Galeria Vermelho

Galeria Vermelho

A young gallery specialising in installations

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Mendes Wood

Mendes Wood

A cutting-edge North and South American art alliance

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Downtown galleries

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil

Cultural centre, café and exhibition space in a former downtown bank

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SOSO Arte Contemporânea Africana

SOSO Arte Contemporânea Africana

Discover contemporary African art in the city centre

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Matilha Cultural

Matilha Cultural

Urban culture at this cool downtown venue

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CAIXA Cultural

CAIXA Cultural

A downtown venue housing old maps and temporary exhibitions

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In the studio: artist interviews

Henrique Oliveira

Henrique Oliveira

In the studio in Lapa with the painter and sculptor

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Arnaldo Baptista

Arnaldo Baptista

The thirty-year art career of Arnaldo Baptista, a musician of former of Os Mutantes fame

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Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei

China's most famous artist on the 'Jasmine Revolution'

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Cinthia Marcelle

Cinthia Marcelle

Creating patterns from the seemingly mundane

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