The Bienal de Sao Paulo, a cultural and arts event, takes place every two years. Each Bienal is based on a certain theme around which all art exhibits are centered. It is one of the biggest Brazilian (as well as international) art exhibitions in the world and has the patronage of many industrialists. Among the aims of this exhibition is the broadening of knowledge and understanding of art that is not native to Brazil. Bienal also aims to promote Brazilian art in other countries.