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Thursday, November 8, 2007

Yoko Ono does performance and exposition in SP

The japanese plastic artist Yoko Ono (the widow of the Beatle John Lennon) will be presenting a retrospective exposition of works of hers career at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB), in the center of São Paulo.

It is starting on October 11th (and runs untill February 3rd) and will have, among other works, "Ceiling Paint", one of the instalations that Lennon most loved.

Before the opening of the exposition, Ono will be doing a new performance on Municipal Theatre on October 8th. "Uma Noite com Yoko" (One Night With Yoko) has been created specially for her trip to São Paulo and uses projections and music to talk about different periods of her life.

this is the second time Yoko is comming to Brazil, and the first she visits São Paulo. The events are part of the CCBB´s program for the 100th anniversary of the beginning of Japanese immigration to the city.

Municipal Theatre
Praça ramos de Azevedo - center of the city
Thursday - 9pm
Tickets from R$60 to R$200

Everyday, from 10am to 9pm
Rua Álvares Penteado, 112 - center of the city
Free entrance

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Slave Ship Exposition

The National Day of Black Conscience, celebrated at November 20th – date of death, in 1695, of the black resistance leader Zumbi – will be set in Estação Ciência (Science Station) by the regressing exposition Slave Ship, which presents a new picture of slavery process, slave-trade and human being commerce, quotidian of slave population, insurrection manners, the fight for identity and now-a-days racial relations, including a presentation about black culture legacy Brazil received.

Slave Ship, initially released in November of 1995, is part of Project All Around Zumbi and was exposed in Estação Ciência before becoming an itinerant show. With its pieces and panels totally recuperated, it is back to Estação Ciência as temporary exposition and might be there till December.

There are 48 panels with pictures and texts, maquettes and drawings in graffiti. The elements try not to detach cruel domination but also recuperate the human aspect involved in question – what take us directly to the aspect of cultural identities formation. There are also presented ethnic groups that were brought from Africa, transport conditions, mechanisms of commerce and the part played by slavery in Brazilian society of the epoch.

Estação Ciência
Guaicurus Street, 1394
From Tue. to Fri. from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sat. and Sun. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. till December 22th
Free entrance

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