PUBLIC EVENT FEATURING VIDEO INSTALLATIONS AND PERFORMANCES
BIENNIAL OF THE YEAR 2000
OF CONTEMPORARY ART, SAO PAULO, BRAZIL
5-28 OCTOBER 1975
non gratis at the official biennial on account of his subversive
antics during the 1973 edition, the artist organizes his own
alternative biennial in an exhibition space adjoining the
official one. This satirical counter-biennial—the Biennial
of the Year 2000—is construed as a retrospective and
sociological look back at the 1975 edition that “took
place” with the full support of the military regime.
It features video footage of the official event. The between
the two events is blurred as people circulate freely from
one to the others. The Biennial of the Year 2000 prompts the
defection of several artists participating in the official
event, which it eclipses in terms of publicity.