fbpx Biennale Arte 2019 | Brazil
La Biennale di Venezia

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Commissioner: José Olympio da Veiga Pereira, Fundação Bienal de São Paulo. 
Curator: Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro. 
Exhibitors: Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca.


Swinguerra takes its title from swingueira, a popular dance movement in the north-east of Brazil, fused with the word guerra, meaning war. Wagner & de Burca’s work focuses on the powerful expressions of popular culture in contemporary Brazil, and their complex relationship with international and local traditions. Swinguerra provides a deep and empathic view of contemporary Brazilian culture at a time of significant political and social tension. In common with their former films, the artists work alongside their subjects in a horizontal and respectful relationship, sharing an understanding of the complexities of contemporary self-representation and awareness.

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