(Vienna, Austria) PIPA Prize 2012 Finalist and Popular Vote Winner Rodrigo Braga is one of the 25 artists to participate in “Visions of Nature”, which opened this week at Kunst Haus Wien Museum. Featuring mostly photographs and videos, the group show takes as its starting point the ever-changing relationship between man and nature.
(Riga, Latvia) Established in 2009, “Survival Kit” is the biggest contemporary art event in the Baltics. Each year, a socially relevant and important theme is selected for the festival. This year, “Survival Kit 9”, on view at the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, focuses on the broadening of perception and learning from nature and gathers the work of over 20 artists, including PIPA Prize 2011 Finalist Jonathas de Andrade.
(Lisbon, Portugal) In the last 10 years, video has become an essencial tool for contemporary artists. “Tension & Conflict: Video Art after 2008”, which opened this Wednesday at Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia (MAAT), focuses precisely on an exceptional selection of artists – including PIPA Prize nominee Marilá Dardot – who have resorted to video as a means of registering the impact of the 2008 global financial crisis.
(Basel, Switzerland) An installation consisting of 1250 kites linked to the floor occupies the exhibition space of the Brasilea Foundation until November 2nd. The installation is part of “Dimension of color”, solo show by Marcelo Jácome, nominated for PIPA Prize 2014. The exhibition also feature another two installations and about 42 works on wood and paper.
(Rio de Janeiro, RJ) One of the most important art fairs in Latin America, ArtRio, reaches its seventh edition next Thursday, September 14th, featuring approximately 70 national and international galleries. The event, which takes place in Marina da Glória until the 17th, also offers a series of parallel activities to its visitants.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) In order to celebrate the opening of the group show “Grid”, Jacaranda, located in Villa Aymoré, promotes a get-together between its participating artists and curator (and twice PIPA Prize Nominating Committee member) Felipe Scovino this Saturday. The exhibition displays works by 14 artists – five of them PIPA Prize nominees, Ana Holck, André Komatsu, José Bechara, Lucia Koch and Raul Mourão –, all based in the concept of the grid.
(Los Angeles, US) Seven PIPA Prize nominees – Jonathas de Andrade, Tamar Guimarães, Lucia Koch, Runo Lagomarsino, Renata Lucas, Lais Myrrha and Beto Shwafaty – are featured at “Condemned to be modern”, which starts this Sunday at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. The group show exhibits works that criticize the history of modernist architecture in Latin America.
(Chicago, US) Longtime collaborators, PIPA Prize 2010 Finalist Cinthia Marcelle and filmmaker Tiago Mata Machado open their first joint show in the US this Friday, at Logan Center Exhibitions. Named “Divine Violence”, the exhibition captures the gradual breakdown of social contracts in today’s world while also speculating about the revolutionary potential of everyday life.
(Copenhagen, Denmark) At a time of accelerating transformations in global ecosystems, animals are forced to migrate and adapt themselves to a new environment, where nature, culture and technology are entangled. The discussion guides “Ex Situ. Samples of Life”, that starts this Sunday at the Copenhagen Contemporary. The exhibition showcases the works of 11 artists, including PIPA Prize 2016 nominee Pedro Wirz.
(London, UK) In his first solo show in London, at the David Zwirner Gallery, PIPA Prize 2012 nominee Lucas Arruda showcases recent, small-sized paintings that appear at once familiar and imaginary. The show starts this weekend and displays atmospheric landscapes and seascapes painted from memory, sceneries that, because of its lack of specific reference points, gain a dreamlike effect. Also on view is a projection involving painted slides.