Ana Paula Cavalcanti Simioni, from the Institute of Brazilian Studies at Universidade de Sao Paulo, and who was invited Professor at ENS Département d’Histoire et Théorie des Arts, in January 2016, has joined Artlas to better work on a research project on "Art and Power in Brazil".
Ana Paula is a specialist in sociology of art and in the history of women artists in Brazil (19th and 20th C.). With her team at USP, they have started to add catalogues from the Sao Paulo Biennials, to use the bid data generated by the catalogues in order to enlarge the scope of the research project, and better adopt sociological and historical methodologies and perspectives.
The group is studying the Sao Paulo Biennial catalogues on the period 1951-1965 and 1965-2000, crossing them with the sources already included in BasArt, Artlas’ digital PostGIS database, and with local, more traditional archival and press sources. The aim is to study topics such as :
WIth a strong focus on women.