Inside Copan – one of the most iconic modernist buildings in the heart of São Paulo, designed by Oscar Niemeyer – lies Pivô, a non-profit art space. Since its inception in 2012, Pivô has provided a platform for exchange, critical thinking, and artistic experimentation through temporary exhibitions, residencies, and publications, as well as discursive educational public programming. Through a vast array of mediums and practices, Pivô has catalyzed the artistic community through both local and international practices.
The unusual space comprises 3,500 square meters over three stories in a curved layout. With a design that is distinct from the traditional white cube setup, artists and curators are challenged to adapt to Pivô’s context. Through these pages, we celebrate Pivô’s 10th anniversary by revisiting some of the interpretations of the building, installations, and site-specific works that could not have existed in another context.
All images courtesy of Pivô Taken from issue 1 – buy here