Biennale International Pavilion – Focus on Brazil 2014
Indoor Contemporary Art Exhibition
The International Pavilion took place between June and October 2014
Location: Pipefitters Building – 19 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver.
As part of the 2014 – 2016 Vancouver Biennale, North Vancouver’s waterfront Pipefitters Building was reimagined as a cultural workshop with a focus on Brazilian contemporary art. Transforming the historic space into a community hub, the International Pavilion exhibited installations from Brazil’s most significant emerging artists. The Pavilion served as a gateway to showcase the Brazilian contemporary art scene with all its richness of contemporary thinking, universality and innovation in its creative processes.
“Brazil is a country stigmatized by a spectacular image of soccer, carnival, crime and semi-naked women on its beaches. Brazil is much more complex than this distorted view. With this Pavilion, we are trying to compensate the visual aberration of how our culture is seen, and show the Brazilian art scene with all its richness of contemporary thinking, universality and innovation in its creative processes.”
-Marcello Dantas, Curator
Watch the Biennale International Pavilion Teaser
Take a 3D walk in the Biennale International Pavilion
Curator: Marcello Dantas
Marcello Dantas has been credited as the mind behind the best museum exhibitions in Brazil. He has been responsible for innovating the concept of museology in Brazil, bringing unprecedented doses of technology, interactivity, and multimedia resources to offer the visitor what he calls an experience of total immersion. In 2014, he brought these skills to the Vancouver Biennale International Pavilion by inviting 8 emerging Brazilian contemporary artists who then reimagined the space and transformed the industrial workshop into a collaborative arts project.
Listen here to Curator Marcello Dantas giving a tour of the Biennale International Pavilion.
Date & Time
The International Pavilion took place between June and October 2014.