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Brazil's occupying artists propel Bienal Sao Paulo's theme
Brazil's occupying artists propel Bienal Sao Paulo's theme

When Andy Marshall, Talitha Bewlay and about 100 other artists stormed past a security guard and broke into the huge building at 63 Ouvidor on May 1, they didn't really know what was going to happen. They had seen the scores of other occupied buildings around South America's biggest city, and some friends had told them their effort stood a chance. Not long after, they had taken up residence and were putting on classes and musical and artistic performances — usually open to the public but sometimes for a small fee that went toward restorations and exhibitions in the 13-story building. Augusto Amaral had a showing of a collaborative installation on the open second floor,...

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