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Works of the Gulbenkian Art Library to be exhibited in São Paulo

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An exhibition with works from the Gulbenkian Art Library opens in São Paulo, Brazil, on Thursday, featuring 19 books by artists such as António Pedro, Lourdes Castro, Bruno Munari and José Escada, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation announced today.

According to information from the foundation, the exhibition ‘Infinite Tasks: when art and the book are limitless’ will be evident in Sesc – São Paulo, Center of Research and Training until October 27.

Curated by Paulo Pires do Vale and Rosario Nakagawa, this exhibition is a new version of the one that, in 2012, showed a collection of works from the collections of the Gulbenkian Museum and the Art Library, in a reflection on the infinite dialogue that art and the book has maintained for centuries, Gulbenkian said in a statement.

The same exhibition, which was held in 2015 by the Foundation’s Delegation in Paris, appears here with some news resulting from the partnership with the Brasiliana Guita and José Mindlin Library, in São Paulo.

The responsible curators broadened the original sense of the exhibition and added to the 19 works of the collection of the Art Library other works of the local collection, “in a dialogue with Brazilian culture and art”.

“In addition to two books from the private library of Calouste Gulbenkian, there are books by artists such as António Pedro, Bas Jan Adar, Lourdes Castro, Bruno Munari, Lawrence Weiner and José Escada, as well as authors such as Marinetti, S. Mallarmé, Lewis Carroll, Raymond Queneau, “the statement added.

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