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November 23, 1987, Monday, Home Edition



By DEBORAH CAULFIELD, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press.

An extraordinary array of paintings, sculptures and other forms of international contemporary art is on display in Brazil's largest city at the 19th Sao Paulo Bienal, considered one of the most important events of its kind in the world. More than 3,000 works from 400 artists in 54 countries are represented at the Bienal, which according to curator Sheila Leirner is one of the three major events of its kind after West Germany's Kassel Dokumenta art show and the Venice biannual exposition. The Brazilian show runs until Dec. 13.