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In an artistic process that has been open to the public since mid-August 2013, as a transparent work-in-progress, the eight artists taking part in this group show at SESC Pinheiros have spent the past month working alongside one another – and living and breathing transnational art.
The results are the fruit of the rich world of artistic residencies, in which four São Paulo artists, themselves former beneficiaries of foreign residency programmes, each selected an artist they had met during one of those experiences to come to Brazil to take part – hence the name, VAIVÉM, meaning shuttle.
Local artists Ana Teixeira, Iara Freiberg, Kika Nicolela and Renata Padovan invited artists from Chile (Claudia Vásquez Gómez), South Africa (Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi), Japan (Nobuhiro Ishihara), and the Turkish artist living in Germany, Nezaket Ekici.
With a local and a foreign critic on hand for guidance – Josué Mattos and his guest, the French critic Tristan Trémeau – the artists created their own purpose-made studio space within SESC Pinheiros, and set to work. The artworks produced will be on show until 6 October. Recommended.