Moacir dos Anjos - Sao Paulo Biennial

TrAIN are delighted to announce that Moacir dos Anjos, who this month completed his one-year residency as Visiting Fellow at TrAIN, has been appointed as chief curator for the 29th São Paulo Biennial, which will take place in 2010 (specific dates tbc).
During his fellowship Moacir played an active role within the activities of TrAIN, both inside the university and externally: including contributions to MA and PhD seminars, TrAIN open series and collaborations with South London Gallery.
The announcement, by the press, came on the same day Moacir presented his end of placement paper to fellow staff and students at TrAIN. With characteristic modesty his paper focused on the work of artist Antonio Dias rather than his plans for the Biennial.
According to the Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo, the theme of the Biennial will involve ‘Politics, without the institutionalisation of the museum or the appeal for novelty of the art fair […] being organised as a discursive platform in which one of the central issues is the recognition of the ambiguous character of art since the abandonment of its role to represent the world.
TrAIN wishes Moacir all the best in this new and challenging project and look forward to seeing the results.

Monday 20 July, 2009