Vol 4 No 1 (2023)
Histories and Politics of the Bienal de São Paulo

Regional Plots: The São Paulo Biennial and Its Impact on Latin America (1960s)

Maria de Fátima Morethy Couto



− Abstract
This article aims to discuss the impact caused by the São Paulo Biennial on the art circuit of South America and Central America in the 1950s and 1960s. I intend to demonstrate that even though they never adopted a Latin Americanist stance, the first editions of the São Paulo Biennial led to the strengthening of regional exchanges in the 1960s, as well as to the creation of new and recurring contemporary art exhibitions in different neighboring countries, by providing a successful model of a cultural business alliance with great symbolic gain.
− Keywords
Art Biennials, São Paulo Biennials, Latin America