As part of the 2014 – 2016 Vancouver Biennale, North Vancouver’s waterfront Pipefitters Building has been re-imagined as a cultural workshop with a focus on Brazilian contemporary art. Transforming the historic space into a community hub, the International Pavilion exhibits installations from Brazil’s most significant emerging artists. The Pavilion serves 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.
BIG IDEAS Anywhere is the Biennale NEW outreach initiative enabling educators and learners from anywhere in the world to experience art inquiry through the Vancouver Biennale current and legacy exhibitions. Access the Pavilion Unit Plans for inspirational ideas to kick start your inquiry-based, cross-curricular project.
BIG IDEAS Anywhere - vancouverbiennale.com/learn/programs/anywhere/
Curriculum Inquiry Units - vancouverbiennale.com/unit-plans/international_pavilion/