all Open meetings Educational Material Projects Workshop
Turning a Blind Eye
As an educational program of workshops, lectures and walks, the program investigates recent events based on tensions surrounding the exploration of urban and natural space.


The artists Bik Van der Pol organise activities and conversations open to the public as part of their project for the 31st Bienal. As an educational program of workshops, lectures and walks, Turning a Blind Eye investigates recent events in Brazil and the world, based on tensions surrounding the exploration of urban and natural space. The 31st Bienal serves as the venue for the project's creation and research, implementing the educational model of the “school” as a form of mental theater capable of creating new horizons for action, production and reflection.

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September 13, 20, 24, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 24; November 1, 9, 16, 25, 29 • 10am - 2pm
Fernanda Curi
Workshop Series: Projeto Clima_Ibirapuera

October 8 • 4pm - 6pm
Peter Pal Pelbart
Public lecture: UEINZZ: a report

October 10 • 10.30am
Agência Popular de Cultura Solano Trindade
Workshop and Talk: Campo Limpo

October 15 • 3pm - 6pm
Antonio Donato Nobre and Gerard Moss
Public Lecture: Wake up call: Aesthetics of survival

October 18 • 3pm
Roseli Behaker Garcia
Public Talk: Accessibility and Art

October 22 • 3pm - 6pm
Screening and talk: Cartografia da Amazônia

October 26 • 4pm - 7.30pm
Alexander Pilis
Workshop and walking tour: Redesigning the common space of Minhocão

October 28 • 2pm - 4pm
Expedition - November 11 • 11h - 13h 

October 29 • 7pm - 9pm
José Bueno, Luiz de Campos and Juliana Gatti
Public talk: Rivers and Streets
Expeditions - October 25, November 8

October 29, November 12 • 2.30am - 5.30pm
Carla Caffé and Paulo von Poser
Workshop: Drawing in Public Spaces

October 30, 31; November 1, 2
Jorge Menna Barreto, Jefferson Mota, Leandro Lopes, Elaine de Azevedo, Neka Menna Barreto, Fernando Ataliba, Adilson Gonçalves. 
Workshop: Café Educativo: Blind Taste

Guilherme Wisnik: Margin
November 4 • 3pm - 6pm
Screening + Public Talk: Errant, with Hector Zamora
November 5 • 7pm - 9.30pm
Screening + Public Talk: Listening to the River: A sound sculpture by Cildo Meireles

November 5 • 3pm - 6pm
Ana de Carvalho, Rosangela de Tugny, Toninho Maxakali and Marilton Maxakali
Screening + Public talk:
Vídeo nas Aldeias

November 10 and 11 • 3pm - 6pm, 2pm - 5pm
Mabe Bethônico
Public Talk: Invisible sites of WORK: archives of employment - Constructions and telemarketing in São Paulo

Paulo Tavares: CONTRA-ESTADO
November 12 • 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Part I: Architecture against the State
Screening followed by public discussion: The mineral geology of genocide (Eyal Weizman and Paulo Tavares, 2013)
November 13 • 3pm - 6.30pm
Part 2: Over the Ruins of Amazonia: spaces-of-exception and the ‘Great Acceleration’
Archive screening and roundtable discussion

November 14 • 10am - 2pm
Eloise Sweetman
Home & Away #4: The Translator

November 15 • 3pm - 6.30pm
Laymert García dos Santos
Workshops: Shamanism and Technoscience in Transcultural Experiments

November 19 • 3pm-6pm
Laymert García dos Santos
Public talk: Brazilians × Indigenous Peoples - The Double Bind

November 25, tuesday • 4pm - 6.30pm
Maru Whately (Aliança pela Água), Cesar Pegoraro (SOS Mata Atlântica), Caio Ferraz da Silva (cineasta do filme Entre Rios), Delcio Rodrigues (Instituto Ekos Brasil), Movimento Parque Augusta, Rede Novos Parques SP
Public Talk: Parque Augusta, Rede Novos Parques SP and the water crisis

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