Oscar Niemeyer's Copan building, the home of the Pivô space.ALL PHOTOS ARTNEWS

Oscar Niemeyer’s Copan building, the home of the Pivô space.


As I wrote on Friday, many galleries and museums have timed ambitious shows to coincide with the 11th edition of the SP-Arte fair, which opened on Wednesday and runs through today. The city is rich with art, including a remarkable show by Brazilian artist Tonico Lemos Auad at the Pivô space, which brings together knit works (some hung from the ceilings), humble little sculptures made with aluminum cans (their coating largely wiped away), and two little kiosks in which two repairman are carefully working on everything from watches to toasters. Airy and deeply moving, it is concerned with how objects come together, and what happens when they start to come apart, to wear. Someone should bring it to New York. Below, photos of shows in the city, including Auad and Lucas Arruda at Pivô, Andrey Zignnatto at Blau Projects, Marina Abramovic at SESC Pompei, Sean Scully at the PinacotecaAndrey Zignnatto at Blau ProjectsRodrigo Matheus at Fortes VilaçaRubens Mano at Galeria Millan, and Robert Heinecken at the Museu da Imagem e do Som de São Paulo.