Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavilion, Sao Paulo

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Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavilion features 30,000 sq ft. (2,800 sq m) of Brazilian and international contemporary art under one roof. The building is a masterpiece itself designed by a team led by architects Oscar Niemeyer and Hélio Uchôa. Wear comfortable shoes since the size of the space means you’ll do a lot of walking. Initiated in 1951, The Bienal de São Paulo is the second oldest art biennial in the world after the Venice Biennial. The biennial serves to bring Brazilian art closer to an international audience, and vice-versa. Take a look at our Sao Paulo online attractions planner to schedule your visit to Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavilion and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The Ciccillio Matarazzo is one of exhibitions and artistic events. The building houses in your interior walkways that turn the Pavilion into a work of architectural art. Although sometimes present a very modern art exhibitions and simplistic to me, just the building worth the visit.
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  • We arrived at the Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavilion around 1:00 pm. We left our backpacks in a locker-free, incidentally-located on the right side of the doorway. Visit the the three floors (ground floor + 2) for 4 hours and 30 minutes. It has not been possible to appreciate all works/facilities due to reduced time, however we were able to get through most of them, including those which exhibited videos and therefore took a longer time. The exhibit has works that deal with the most varied themes: transphobia, feminism, indigenous culture (brazilian and other South American countries), black representation, current themes such as, for example, the natural disaster caused by Samarco. As for the dependencies, all floors have bathrooms and water fountains of water. There are benches to rest strewn everywhere, apart from being a very airy and well-lit environment.
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  • I went to visit the San Pablo Biennale which takes place every two years, for me it is a must see since it is an artistic event of great magnitude that remains close to Buenos Aires, where I live. Each biennial has its characteristics but the visit is always recommended, because in the same Park is the MAM, the Museum Afro Brazil among others. The artistic offer of San Pablo with each edition of the biennial is enormous, not only museums but galleries organized important exhibitions. A great opportunity to be in contact with the Brazilian art and the art world. The Pavilion itself is beautiful and functional and it is planned to make the Park to enter the building with its large windows, organized other events during the year, the art fair in Sao Paulo, etc.
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