Sao Paulo will host the first Bienal do Lixo exhibition.

The event will be held from May 26 to June 05 in Villa Lobos Park in Sao Paulo and will include an exhibition of works of art created from discarded materials, dialogue panels and a film screening, film screening and other events. . Check!

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BUT Garbage Biennale in Sao Pauloa cultural project that uses art as a means of discussing human relations with the environment will take place from May 26 to June 5 in Villa Lobos Park in Sao Paulo and will bring together works of art made from waste. in addition to artistic interventions, workshops, lectures and panels on the subject, and even a film screening, the project is completely free and accessible to people with disabilities.

According to the note, inspired by an innovative global art movement inspired by current environmental issues, Bienal do Lixo not only incorporates the environment into its creations, but transforms it into the work itself to promote awareness of the need to save the planet. The event is a project carried out by the Special Secretariat for Culture of the Ministry of Tourism in cooperation with the cultural agencies La Mela and Usina under the Federal Law for the Promotion of Culture.

Cavalo Marinho, one of the works that will be presented at the Bienal do Lixo. / Credits: Disclosure.

According to the official announcement, the Bienal do Lixo will occupy a 3,000 m2 space in the Villa Lobos park, where the works of artists who use waste as the basis for their creativity and whose works are examples of transformation will be installed. . Six domes of 78 m2 each will be erected on this territory, where all aspects of the theme will be explored.

Among the artists selected to present works on this theme are Bordalo II, Ca Cau, Jota Azevedo, Carmem Seibert, Jorge Sogliano, Rafael Zaka, Walter Nu, Leo Pilo, Afonso Campos, Ubiratán Fernandes and Lue Andradde.

Other events, such as art workshops and interactive panels where companies and organizations show the public how they are investing in new processes and sustainable business models to reduce their environmental impact, are also part of the Biennale’s programme.

The discussion panels will cover topics such as reverse logistics, circular economy, conscious consumption, environmental education, renewable energy, waste management and other topics that can contribute to the direction of environmental policy in the country, always using art as a guiding thread, with participation of artists, representatives of culture, authorities, journalists, scientists, companies, specialists in this field and environmentalists.

According to Rita Reis, Executive Director of the Bienal do Lixo, the proposal is to promote through art and culture new perspectives and approaches to the main challenges of environmental conservation, expanding dialogues with society and all sectors: public, private and non-public. – State institutions are involved. “And to share experiences and actions that are already being implemented with positive results,” he said in a formal note sent by e-mail to the editors of the magazine. DIARY.

Bienal do Lixo will make a social contribution to society: a cycle of 16 workshops and 8 lectures on the theme “Art for consciousness” in public schools in the capital of Sao Paulo, for students and teachers, including special education schools. It is art as a means of social transformation, where over 170 hours of content delivery and learning will benefit more than 5,000 people.

“We believe that art can influence people, stimulate reflection and lead to inner transformation, to changes in habits that are often not even noticed in everyday life, but which directly affect the environment. The story is true: if everyone does their part, the world will be a better place,” says Mario Farias, Director of New Activities at Bienal do Lixo, in an official note.

13th International Solid Waste Forum

The Bienal do Lixo program will host the 13th FIRS International Solid Waste Forum, which will be held for the first time in Sao Paulo from June 1st to 3rd from 10:00 to 17:30 and will be merged as an important science and technology event held in Brazil on topics related to solid waste. Discussions range from academic research to details of government and business views on the subject and will take place in the park’s library.

Old underground dump

The Villa Lobos park, chosen to host the Bienal do Lixo, is an example of the transformation and restoration of the urban landscape. The 732,000 m2 area on which it is installed was once a secret dump where rubble, civil engineering waste, materials taken from the Pinheiros River, the remains of garbage from Cheagespa and 80 families who lived there very precariously were dumped. An environmental restoration project removed 500,000 m³ and moved 2 million m³ of rubble and earth to correct existing elevations, and the park was opened in 1994 after an extensive urban project. “The venue of the Bienal do Lixo is as topical as possible. This shows that it is possible to transform,” concludes Rita Reis.

The project is carried out by the agencies La Mela and Usina on the basis of a project promoted by the Federal Law for the Promotion of Culture, Special Secretariat for Culture, Ministry of Tourism of the Federal Government, and sponsored and presented by the Ministry of Tourism and Unilever with the sponsorship of Tetra Pak, Valgroup, Irani Papel e Packaging, Ibema, Klabin, Loga and Ecourbis. He also enjoys the support of Jovem Pan News, Tenda Atacado and Papirus.
The main organizations of the sector also institutionally support Bienal do Lixo such as Abeaço, Prolata, Abre, ABREE, Abren, Abrelpe, Abralatas, Limpa Brasil, Tampinha Legal, Ibá and Instituto Venturi, which coordinates the International Solid Waste Forum.


Date Time: 26/05, from 17:30 to 22:00
from 27.05 to 06.05.22 from 10:00 to 18:00
Local: Villa Lobos Park
The address: Average. Professor Fonseca Rodriguez, 2001, Alto dos Pinheiros – Sao Paulo – SP
Forbidden: for free.

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For more information visit the website Garbage Biennale.

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