thoughts on friendship

This exhibition on friendship has as its base the novel O clarão. The author chose and adapted phrases from her book and juxtaposed them to phrases from classical authors: Aristotle, Cicero, Montaigne, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Seneca, Xenophon. Eight copies of the “Thoughts on Friendship” panels were made, initially for the eight capital cities in which O clarão was launched and the Friendship in the Third Millennium Project was presented: Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro), São Paulo (São Paulo), Salvador (Bahia), Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais), Curitiba (Paraná), Florianópolis (Santa Catarina), Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul), Brasília (Federal District). The exhibits were later donated to the public library systems of the state of São Paulo and circulated in some fifty municipalities.


(see Portuguese version)

thoughts on love

Concept and text: Betty Milan
Graphic Project: Augusto Livio Malzoni
Dates: July 1994 to January 1995

Certain phrases from Betty Milan’s book E o que é o amor? served as the inspiration for her conception of this exhibition of panels within the project of Traveling Exhibitions of the Department of Culture of the state of São Paulo. “Dizeres do amor” successfully toured libraries in the interior of the state, captivating readers and leading them to think about the sentiment of love.

Itinerary: Aparecida, Lavrinhas, Paraibuna, Taubaté, Lorena, Cachoeira Paulista, Ubatuba, Caraguatatuba, São Sebastião and Jacareí.


(see Portuguese version)

installation/poem at the

Paraíso subway station

Concept and text: Betty Milan
Graphic Project: Aureliano Menezes Artes Gráficas
Inaugural date: January 25, 1995
Location: Metrô Paraíso – São Paulo
Poetry comes to the public areas

As part of the ceremonies marking the 441st anniversary of the city of São Paulo, a mural of a poem by Betty Milan was inaugurated at the Paraíso subway station. The installation/poem (metallic letters on concrete, measuring 13.1′ x 16.4′ (4m x 5m), was conceived in connection with the Art in the Subway project and is part of the permanent holdings of the firm. The poem can be seen at the Paraíso station, access to Santa Generosa Square.


(see Portuguese version)