ABERTO is a platform for traveling exhibitions, held in unusual spaces – outside the traditional circuit of museums and galleries – that are open to the public during the entire event period.
The initiative works as a channel for the appreciation of the link between art, architecture and design, generating a dialogue between brazilian and international art in carefully selected spaces.
Each edition has a specific curatorial approach, defined collaboratively by a multidisciplinary artistic committee, formed by independent curators, collectors and gallery owners.
August 13th to September 17th, 2023
For five weeks, the show occupied a 1974 family residence, designed by architect Vilanova Artigas, in São Paulo. Over 130 artworks by more than 65 artists occupied every space in the house, providing the viewer with a powerful immersion in the artistic dialogue between architecture, visual arts and design.
ABERTO/02, in partnership with Etel, launched new furniture designed by Artigas. Claudia Moreira Salles and Humberto Campana also presented new pieces commissioned especially for the exhibition.
Curators: Claudia Moreira Salles, Filipe Assis and Kiki Mazzucchelli.
From 13/8 to 17/9
Participating Artists: Adriana Varejão, Alexander Calder, Alexandre da Cunha, Alighiero Boetti, Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato, Amélia Toledo, Ana Claudia Almeida, Ana Elisa Egreja, Anderson Borba, Andreas Eriksson, Antonio Tarsis, Anna Maria Maiolino, Barrão, Brisa Noronha, Bruno Cançado, Bruno Dunley, Campana, Cicero Alves dos Santos – Véio, Cicero Dias, Cildo Meireles, Davi Jesus do Nascimento, Djanira, Edgar Degas, Ernesto Neto, Francisco Brennand, Gabriela Mureb, Heitor dos Prazeres, Ivens Machado, Jaider Esbell, José Antônio da Silva, José Bezerra, José D’Avila, José Resende, Judith Lauand, Julia Isidrez, Kate Spencer Stewart, Kentaro Kawabata, Kishio Suga, Laura Vinci, Leda Catunda, Los Carpinteros, Lucas Arruda, Lygia Clark, Lygia Pape, Marcius Galan, Maria Klabin, Maria Martins, Mario Garcia Torres, Mauro Restiffe, Megumi Yuasa, Miguel Bakun, Mirian Inêz da Silva Cerqueira, Nilda Neves, Nino - João Cosmo Felix, Paulo Nimer PJota, Paulo Pires, Sergio Camargo, Shoko Suzuki, Sonia Gomes, Suzanne Valadon, Tarsila do Amaral, Tomás Saraceno, Tomie Ohtake, Tunga, Yuli Yamagata
Designed for the Domschke family in 1974, the Alto da Boa Vista residence is considered one of the most important designed by Vilanova Artigas and a landmark in the Brazilian modernism.
The residence has a facade perpendicular to the street, and the floors are interconnected by ramps, the architect's trademark. The dining room, which can be seen from four different levels, serves as a gathering element for the family and is the big star of the project.
Before ABERTO/02, the house had never been opened to the public.
November 5th to December 4th, 2022
ABERTO’s first edition took place in the only residencial project designed by Oscar Niemeyer in the city of São Paulo. The exhibition was open for the public from the 5th November to the 4th December 2022, and has coincided with the 10th anniversary of the architect’s death.
ABERTO/01 was curated by Filipe Assis, Claudia Moreira Salles and Kiki Mazzucchelli and supported by the Oscar Niemeyer Foundation. The participating galleries were Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, Galeria Leme, Luciana Brito, Luisa Strina, Mendes Wood DM, Nara Roesler, Sé, as well as DAN Galeria, Paulo Kuczynski, Pinakotheke and Simões de Assis.
The exhibition was divided into five sections organized by theme, each located in a different space in the house, creating specific dialogues between artworks and Niemeyer's architecture. The event also saw the launch of an easel designed by Claudia Moreira Salles in partnership with ETEL, which was part of the show's scenography.
Designed in the 1960s and built between 1970 and 1974, in Alto de Pinheiros, the residence was the ideal place to host the first edition of ABERTO and celebrate the strong bond between art and architecture. Its curves, which reproduce the shapes of the Panamericana Square, and its large glass panels – typical of Niemeyer's lyrical and sculptural aesthetics – connect the internal and external spaces, consulting a fluid and poetic architecture.