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Marcelo Moscheta and Jonathas de Andrade participate in “Aqua”, in Geneva

(Geneva, Switzerland) Featuring works by 32 contemporary artists (PIPA Prize finalists Jonathas de Andrade and Marcelo Moscheta amongst them), “Aqua – Contemporary artists and water issues” opened this Wednesday, March 22nd—the World Water Day—in two Genevian venues: Île Rousseau and Château de Penthes. Curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg, the exhibition was conceived to raise public awareness on the importance of water.

UTOPIA DYSTOPIA_ CAO FEI, RMB CITY, A SECOND LIFE CITY PLANNING, 2007-2011
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Clara Ianni participates in “Utopia/Dystopia”, on the collision of anxiety and optimism

(Lisbon, Portugal) Finalist in the last edition of PIPA Prize, Clara Ianni participates in Utopia/Dystopia, group show which opened this week at the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) new building. Celebrating the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s “Utopia”, the exhibition reveals how the dichotomy between utopia and dystopia reflects a time of paradoxical acceleration, where anxiety and optimism collide.

Sagrada Familia. Nave Roof Detail. By SBA73 (https://www.flickr.com/people/7455207@N05?rb=1)
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Gaudí and the 1900s Barcelona on view at MAM-Rio

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) The legendary architect Antoni Gaudí leads “Gaudí: Barcelona, 1900”, which opened this week at the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro (MAM-Rio). Curated by Raimon Ramis and Pepe Serra, the exhibition gathers 46 architectural models—four in a monumental scale—and 25 objects and furniture created by the architect, besides other 40 or so works by artists and artisans from the 1900s Barcelona.

Vanderlei Lopes. EEDDM VII (El Encuentro de Dos Mundos), 2017. Patinated bronze, Variable dimensions, Edition of 5 + 2 A.P.
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Art Basel Hong Kong starts next Tuesday, featuring six Brazilian galleries

(Hong Kong, China) For about 30 years, Art Basel was associated with one place and one place only: the city of Basel, in northwestern Switzerland. The scenario first changed in 2002, with the successful launching of Art Basel Miami Beach; almost a decade later, it was time for Hong Kong to host its own version of the fair. Starting next week, Art Basel Hong Kong reaches its fifth edition in the island featuring a total of 242 participating galleries, six of whom are Brazilian.

Exhibition view of "Monotypes", solo show by Luiz Zerbini
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Luiz Zerbini presents his foray into the universe of prints for the first time

(São Paulo, Brazil) Nominating Committee member in the second edition of PIPA Prize, artist Luiz Zerbini presents his foray into the universe of prints for the first time in “Monotypes”, which opened last Saturday at Galpão by Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, in São Paulo. Assisted by printer João Sánchez, Zerbini used rare botanical species as matrices for the pieces he showcases in the solo exhibition. The compositions favor the contours and textures of each species in a reduced palette of browns, greens and blacks.

Specchio
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DIDAC’s first exhibition pays tribute to Paulo Reis

(Santiago de Compostela, Spain) In February 2006, the first number of DARDOmagazine was published. It was the first step towards the creation of DIDAC (DARDO Instituto do Deseño e das Artes Contemporáneas), an art foundation that opened its doors in the first week of March. Honoring one of its original founders, Brazilian artist Paulo Reis, who died in 2011, its first exhibition, “Specchio Paulo Reis”, reunites works by 13 artists who have once worked with him, two of them former PIPA Prize nominees.

Carla Guagliardi
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PIPA Prize 2017 Nominees | 14th Bulletin

This is the 14th bulletin announcing the names of the artists who were nominated to participate in PIPA Prize 2017. There will be 15 bulletins in total throughout the five days of announcements. We kindly request that all artists listed in this bulletin – particularly those who are being nominated for the first time – to please contact PIPA’s…

Eder Oliveira
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PIPA Prize 2017 Nominees | 13th Bulletin

This is the 13th bulletin announcing the names of the artists who were nominated to participate in PIPA Prize 2017. There will be 15 bulletins in total throughout the five days of announcements. We kindly request that all artists listed in this bulletin – particularly those who are being nominated for the first time – to please contact PIPA’s…

Um piano na selva
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The struggle between nature and civilization guides “Um piano na selva”

(Belo Horizonte, Brazil) If Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog, 1982) were to be summed up in one image, it might as well be that of the piano lost in the jungle, an idea that seems completely out of place. The scene titles “Um piano na selva” [A piano in the jungle], which opens this Saturday, March 11th, at Periscópio Arte Contemporânea. Curated by Germano Dushá, the group show features works by 14 artists, half of whom have already been nominated to PIPA Prize: Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Daniel de Paula, Deyson Gilbert, Lais Myrrha, Pedro Motta, Rafael RG e Rodrigo Braga.

Berna Reale
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#InternationalWomen’sDay | 15 Brazilian female artists you should know

This week, the world celebrated International Women’s Day, a date that marks the struggle and the resilience of being a woman in modern-day society. In honor of March 8th, hence, PIPA Prize selected works by 15 female artists who have gained recognition in the history of the Prize, be it by winning one of its three categories or by making it to the edition’s four finalists. Their artistic goals and projects couldn’t be more different, as well as the media they have chosen to work with. Together, however, they prove that a woman’s place is in museums, galleries, studios—or wherever she wants to be.

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