Between May and November 2019, the two rooms of the Brazilian Pavilion in Venice will be transformed into a large installation created around the film debuting at the event, Swinguerra, by Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca. The show is curated by Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro. Although its production began in late 2018, Swinguerra has been in gestation since 2015, when, during the research for their first audiovisual work, Faz que vai [Set to Go] (2015), the duo made contact with the dance trend known as swingueira. In this cultural phenomenon from Recife, dance groups consisting of from 10 to 50 people train rigorously to perform in annual competitions.
Pavilion of Brazil at the 58. Venice Biennale
Commissioner: José Olympio da Veiga Pereira, President of the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo
Curator: Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro
Title of the exhibition: Swinguerra
Location: Brazilian Pavilion
Address: Giardini Castello, Padiglione Brasile, 30122 Venice, Italy
Date: from May 11 through November 24