Pinacoteca Contemporânea de SP should be ready in November 2022

Works started this week

Published in 28/11/2021 - 18:33 By Bruno Bocchini – Repórter da Agência Brasil - São Paulo

The Pinacoteca Contemporânea building, an extension of the Pinacoteca de São Paulo, should be ready in November of next year. The building, whose works began this week, will be the third of the group, currently formed by Pinacoteca Luz and Pinacoteca Estação. The information is from the government of São Paulo.

Like the other two buildings at the São Paulo Pinacoteca, the new unit will also be located in the central region of the city, where, until 2014, the Prudente de Moraes State School operated, on Tiradentes Avenue, close to the Luz train and subway stations.

Budgeted at approximately R$ 85 million, the construction of Pina Contemporânea, as it is called, will be funded by the private sector and by the government of São Paulo, which will pay R$ 55 million. The site will have the potential to serve up to 1 million visitors a year.

The new unit will have two galleries for exhibitions of works of different sizes and a center for socio-educational activities. The site will also have a service area, with a restaurant, shop and common spaces for the free circulation of the public. The Jardim da Arte will also be built, which will connect the Pinacoteca Luz building with the new building.

“With the new galleries, the museum will have more space and flexibility to exhibit the more than 10,000 works in its collection, including large ones, in addition to receiving works by international artists, reaffirming the gallery's mission of being an art museum Brazilian in dialogue with the cultures of the world”, highlighted the director-general of the São Paulo Pinacoteca, Jochen Volz.

The art gallery currently has more than 10,000 pieces, works by important Brazilian artists such as Anita Malfatti, Lygia Clark, Tarsila do Amaral, Almeida Júnior, Pedro Alexandrino, Candido Portinari and Oscar Pereira da Silva.

Text translated using artificial intelligence.

Edition: Paula Laboissière

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