Oscar Niemeyer + A Memory of Biennial Sao Paulo

Happy birthday Oscar Niemeyer.. he is 104 and still working ..

See a slideshow (NYtimes)

The Bienal de São Paulo was initiated in 1951 and is the second oldest art biennial in the world after the Venice Biennial, which was set up 1895 and served as its role model.

I was thrilled when I arrived and they said, ah here,this is your space, make your show…and right outside the door was a huge Louise Bourgeois Spider, so I felt right at home

We had done the piece at Dia Beacon, in a very similar space, similar pillars, but Niemeyer’s space was all glass walls, and the wall opened up, sliding doors into a huge blissful park…

A Performance at Biennial

Tough time

it wasn’t all fun in the sun in Sao Paulo, there were the tough times too…

Thanks to Jim Bauerlein for sharing your sweet memory of Sao Paulo Biennale

  • Dec 15 Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (December 15, 1832 – December 27, 1923)- another architect was born on the same day as Oscar Niemeyer
    See a clip on Eiffel Tower from Paris Je T’aime.. (remix with Yves Montand singing La Vie en Rose) – the
    original film is here.