Thanks to the inspiration and enthusiasm of Prof. Danilo Santos de Miranda, Director of the SESC Regional Department, São Paulo, and his staff, SESC and ART for The World have been partners in a great number of cultural projects in the last 12 years, sharing the common ideal to promote an art linked to ethical and social concerns and based on the universal human values.
Subodh Gupta, Hungry God, 2005-2006
- In October in Sao Paulo has taken place the world avant-première of ART for The World's first long feature film STORIES ON HUMAN RIGHTS, screened at CINESESC in R. Augusta, 2075. SESC has contributed to this film as partner and has produced the short film 'Voyage', written by the Brazilian filmmakers Valter Salles and Daniela Thomas, who has also directed the film. Also SESCTV and TV Cultura actively partecipated to the circulation, distribution and promotion of STORIES ON HUMAN RIGHTS in Brazil, in South America and Portuguese speaking countries.
Robert Wilson, VOOM PORTRAITS Isabella Rossellini, 2005
SESC Avenida Paulista, entrance
- On March 8, 2007, the Women’s Day, SESC Avenida Paulista, has hosted the opening of the show MULHER, MULHERES (Woman, Women), a cycle of traveling exhibitions, created in 2005 to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Beijing Women Conference. After its first presentation in Geneva, on March 8, 2005, with the title Femme(s), the exhibition Donna Donne was created for the large premises of Palazzo Strozzi in Florence. In each venue, the exhibition had different works, reflecting the concept of femininity through a range of approaches and creating dialogues about the role by women in the contemporary world. During the Brazilian edition, few workshops have been organized with the artists.
- In October 2006 BALCAN EROTIC EPIC, video installations by Marina Abramovic, has been presented at SESC Pinheiros. The exhibition follows the larger version BALKAN EPIC, presented at Hangar Bicocca, Milan in the beginning of 2006. On the occasion of the exhibition Marina Abramovic has given a lecture open to the public at SESC Pinehiros Auditorium. She also participated to the Fiteiro Cultural of Brazilian artist Fabiana de Barros, at PUC University, Sao Paulo.
Press conference with Prof. Danilo Santos de Miranda, Marina Abramovic,
Adelina von Fürstenberg
The exhibition, which opened at WHO Headquarters in Geneva, traveled to New York (PS1 and UN Headquarters), New Delhi (Lalitkala Akademi) and Milan ( Triennale). In São Paulo, the show has been presented at SESC Pompeia.
Sophie Ristelhueber, Billboard, 1998