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What is…? Inhotim invites visitors to its 2024 public program

Curiosity, different languages, art, nature and different possibilities. Inhotim presents “What is…?”, a question that drives part of its public programming in 2024.

The most unexpected reflections can emerge from the simplest of questions. This is precisely the proposal of “What is…?”. Visitors are invited to walk along Inhotim’s paths, starting off with a question that proposes new points of view for their experience in a series of carefully elaborated events throughout the year.

On the same day, the program can range from a conversation, a conference, an artistic situation, to a musical program, a mediated visit or a mix of all of these.

“What is…?” has Vale as its Master Maintainer and Itaú as its Master Sponsorship, through the Federal Law for Culture Incentive.

“What is a stone?” is the question for the first edition

At 11 am, the botanical curator Juliano Borin and the biologist Fabíola Fonseca walk through Inhotim’s central area inviting the public to notice the stones in the gardens. Who are the stones’ friends? Which beings live in them? The visit leaves from the Reception at 11 am and is limited to 25 participants.

At 2 pm, the multi-artist Ricardo Aleixo will attempt to answer the question “What is a stone?” through audio and video recordings of his home renovation, with poems written at different moments and texts that trace and examine the physicality of the stone and its multiple meanings. The activity will take place at Espaço Igrejinha, and will be limited to 40 participants.

At 4 pm, the artist Matheus Rocha Pitta draws from the story of the “stone soup” to propose an artistic situation in which the visitors come into contact with his sculptures and, at the same time, share a meal.

Public program

What is…? Inhotim invites visitors to its 2024 public program

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What is a stone?

Inhotim’s public programming with Juliano Borin, Fabíola Fonseca, Ricardo Aleixo and Matheus Rocha Pitta.



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