Projects & Events



mauro restiffe
renata lucas
anri sala

26 October to 4 February


Tuesdays to Saturdays, 

2 pm to 7 pm

With Anri Sala, Arto Lindsay, Carla Zaccagnini, Carlos Fajardo, Nedko Solakov, Mauro Restiffe and Renata Lucas and Rodrigo Andrade. 

Brazil is going through a period of darkness with violent attacks on democratic values and the dismantling of a society based on law. In this context, Casa do Povo is hosting an urgent demand – characterized by the need to take a stand and act. The initiative was born from Renata Lucas and the group of artists gathered here, this exhibition-manifesto rises up in defiance of any indifference toward the exceptional situation in which we're living, calling on the power of art to twist up our time and add tension to our context.


Produced in just a few weeks, the exhibit activated a network of artists, both from Brazil and abroad. Aside from the artists listed above, we should also cite others who have expressed their solidarity with the initiative, but do not yet have works installed in this exhibition that is still a work in progress, including Dominique Gonzalez Foerster, Iran do Espirito Santo and Micol Assael. The exhibition is procedural, and as such the list of works is still under construction. This is just the beginning. The exhibition has a start date, with the works already on display, but others may be added in upcoming weeks, with the passage of time toward an uncertain future.

Casa do Povo's programming expands the notion of culture, incorporating a large array of activities beyond artistic practices - from health and caring to community issues. The code of colors, filters and tags on the website helps to navigate through this entanglement of people and initiatives. Porous, mutant and critical, the programming allows the institution to structure itself without becoming rigid, to reinvent itself without growing precarious, to internationalize without giving up its local relevance, that is, in order to experiment with other forms of existence.

Regular activities

We strive to offer a lineup of courses that pique interest in the neighborhood and in Casa do Povo’s groups in residence, based on original and accessible practices (for those who offer, those who welcome and those who attend).

Study groups
In dialogue with the institution's axes, the study groups have various operational modes, some focused on internal processes, discussions and readings and others capable of overlapping into public events programming.


Commissioned works
Casa do Povo invites artists to develop new works, adapting its physical structure and guaranteeing the full operational existence of each project held here.

Each publication is understood as an extension of the projects developed and as a part of the events schedule.

Combining processes and results, discourses and actions, artistic and academic work, Casa do Povo promotes encounters based on specific themes according to the urgent issues of the day.

Hosted events

Groups in residence can promote public activities that become part of the events schedule. Deliberately discontinuous and fluid, these activities establish close dialogues with the institution's work axes and help make Casa do Povo larger than it is, overflowing with community life.

Projects and proposals can be sent to for assessment. At the same time, with the intention of encouraging this movement, an annual open call dedicated exclusively to collective practices has been launched.

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Nossa Voz
Nossa Voz

Nossa Voz is a publication by Casa do Povo. Literally “Our Voice,” the newspaper existed alongside the institution from 1947 to 1964, with texts in Yiddish and Portuguese and an editorial profile aligned with left wing ideals. It was shut down by the military dictatorship, which forced editor-in-chief Hersch Schechter and other contributors into exile. Relaunched in 2014, it continues to dialogue with its historical premises while rethinking its editorial directives.

The editorial committee relies on representatives from a wide variety of areas, meeting regularly to discuss issues concerning the city, memory and artistic practices according to the current political situation.

The publication is distributed free of charge and can be obtained at Casa do Povo during hours of operation, at partner institutions and some commercial establishments in the neighborhood of Bom Retiro in São Paulo.

Access recent issues below.

Click here to see old issues of Nossa Voz (1947-1964)