Held by the Institute of Architects of Brazil (IAB) since 1973, the Architecture Biennale is arriving at its 13th edition in a reality of intense transformations ushered in by the COVID-19 pandemic, which required efforts all around the world for the organization of urban, social and professional dynamics for survival.
Travessias (Crossings) features art installations by 10 artists and artist collectives invited by the curatorship, and by another 23 selected through an open call. The exhibition of these projects will take place simultaneously at two locations: at Sesc Avenida Paulista, a long-standing partner institution of the Biennale, and at the Centro Cultural São Paulo.
Besides these, an open call brought the participation of another 23 projects selected by the curatorship. With 19 Brazilian initiatives, the show also includes works from Puerto Rico, Mexico, Chile and the United States. The diversity of the artists and artist collectives that submitted entries was an important dimension for the selection of the projects. Proposals in various formats and artistic languages were accepted, such as scale models, tactile objects, printed images, audiovisual media, podcasts, urban and artistic interventions, literary texts, and scientific researches.