What: Mona Hatoum (this information is available only in Portuguese)
Where: Pinacoteca São Paulo
When: Through March 1, 2015
Why: This is the first exhibition of Mona Hatoum’s work in Latin America, and it shows the artist’s wide range, from her early experiments in performance art to her famous sculptures and large-scale installations incorporating everyday objects—including an installation developed just for this show. The Pinacoteca houses a huge collection of Brazilian art, including iconic Brazilian Modernist works. Its permanent collection is a must-visit.
While you’re in São Paulo: The Museu de Arte Contemporanea’s permanent collection has works by Picasso, Klee, Modigliani, Miró, Kandinsky, and many other greats of the modern age. The museum is currently hosting a retrospective (through March 29, 2015) of the work of pioneering photographer Hans Gunther Flieg (shown at left: Divulgação, by Hans Gunter Flieg).