From 11 to 13 November, during the second edition of the Paris Peace Forum, BIENALSUR (the International Biennial of Contemporary Art of South America) will present its unique model of biennial, which through new dynamics contributes to integration, inclusion, coexistence and respect for diversity.
The main authorities of the biennial, Aníbal Jozami, director general of BIENALSUR and rector of the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF); and Diana Wechsler, artistic-academic director of BIENALSUR, will travel to present the project, which has been selected by the Forum among more than 700 proposals received from 115 countries.
The Paris Peace Forum, held in the Grande Halle de La Villette, was born in 2018 with the intention of confronting the constant challenges posed by the planet today and acting as an incubator for concrete solutions to global governance.
BIENALSUR which celebrates its second edition from May to November 2019 with more than 600 artists from five continents simultaneously, in one hundred venues in 47 cities in 21 countries, focuses on the importance of cultural diversity and respect for singularities to add to the discussions of how to improve the situation of the world in which we live.
Through exhibitions, actions, platforms and exchanges, the biennial promotes and makes visible a socially responsible art: its premise is to bring the general public closer to different artistic manifestations, through free exhibitions in museums, institutions and emblematic public spaces of different cities, transforming their actions into an open museum that spontaneously integrates the community.
Organized by the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF), the biennial thinks and works with others and among others, favoring the recognition and respect for differences.
Its exhibitions, actions, interventions, activities and debates, in communion with creativity, are based on dialogue and the exchange of ideas. Therefore, the Paris Peace Forum is a privileged space in which to make the project visible and to multiply the voices, throughout the world, that yearn to join this multicultural, polyphonic and horizontal network.