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Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Brings Eight Artists to Brazil for Site Specific Interventions

SAO PAULO.- There’s been a radical change in the idea of what public art should be. The city of São Paulo recently declared that they were not to approve any further out-dated public sculptures with the justification that this kind of art belongs to the XIX century, adding nothing to the urban environment. It’s an unexpected yet welcome decision that feeds hope that the public powers will be wisely updating its relationship with art. It’s in this context of the renewal of art and artistic ideas that the exhibition INSIDE OUT/OUTSIDE IN presents itself as MASP’s further incursions of urban art – artists are once more invited to come into the museum. The 2009/2010 experience surpassed all expectations; there was a strong renewal of a public audience, the younger people adventured first, followed by everyone else. Some people were surprised, others just confirmed what they already knew, and everybody liked what they saw. The fact is that every museum shoul