PIPA News

  • New on artists’ pages

    This week the artists Alice Miceli, Vanderlei Lopes and Zezão sent new data for their pages.
    Miceli, nominated four times, who uses camera as her main art production tool, sent a new text, photos and videos to update her page.
    Lopes, who was also nominated in 2012, sent new images of his works and also updated his resumé.
    Zezão, first time nominee, is one of the leaders of Brazilian abstract graffiti. He sent his biography, images of his works and also a catalogue in pdf of his exhibition in Basel, Switzerland, last September 2013.

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  • Watch the video “Home is where the Art is: Stories about Artistic Residencies”

    Watch the release of another PIPA special video, part of a series that deepens the topics that emerge over the course of four years of nominated artists’ interviews. In this video, a compilation made with pieces of statements collected between 2010 and 2013 address artistic residencies. Artists tell how their experiences with residency programmes influenced their thinking and working processes. Catalina Lozano – Gasworks coordinator in 2010 – gives a perspective from the other side of the story, of what she believes a residency should be for an artist. Tatiana Blass describes through Skype, directly from London, the period she participated in Gasworks’ programme.

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  • PIPA 2014 Participating artists | Final list

    The list of PIPA 2014 participating artists is complete. The deadline for the artists nominated by the Nominating Committee to confirm their participation by sending the Agreement Term ended this week. Out of 70 artists, 66 are confirmed for this edition. Now the artists begin sending data for their pages here on the website.
    We created pages for Zezão, who has been nominated for the first time, and updated Alice Miceli and Vanderlei Lopes pages, who have already participated in previous editions..

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  • PIPA 2014 | Participating Artists

    Check who are the artists already confirmed to run for PIPA 2014.
    All the artists must have received at least an indication by a member of the Nominating Committee, sign the Agreement Term and hand in the necessary documents within the deadline informed to become a PIPA Participating Artist.
    This year there were 70 nominees. Up until this moment among the 35 artists already confirmed, 9 of them had already participated in previous editions.
    See who are they.

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  • New pages and updates for PIPA Artists 2014

    The artists are already sending data for their profile pages here at the website.
    Artists that have already participated in previous editions are also invited to updated their pages.
    Check the new artists’ pages created this week for Beto Shwafaty and Laura Vinci. You will see images of artworks and bios to learn about these first time nominees.
    Gisele Camargo, Thiago Martins de Melo and Wagner Malta Tavares, who are returning Participating Artists, sent updates for their pages, including videos, photos and texts.
    Visit the pages to know more about the artists.

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  • Clipping | Financial Times list Brazilian artists names to watch

    PIPA finalists and winners Renata Lucas, Marcius Galan, André Komatsu, Cinthia Marcelle and Jonathas de Andrade were named by the Financial Times magazine as the new generation of Brazilian artists who are going global, due to their increasing exposure and demand among collectors and galleries world wide.
    The article shows that the PIPA’s goal to reward artists with recent trajectory, but already highlighted and with work promising and consistent, is being achieved.

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Weekly Agenda

  • Schedule 19 – 25 April

    Last days to visit: “Pivô welcomes Casa Triângulo”, in São Paulo; “Encontros Carbônicos”, with Otavio Schipper and Ricardo Basbaum; “Como dobrar uma bandeira como desdobrar”, by Marcius Galan, in Rio; and “Lossy”, group show with Alice Miceli, in Omaha,USA.
    Check out the full agenda for this week of exhibitions and events related to PIPA artists, Nominating Committee members, Board members, MAM-Rio and relevant information about art in Brazil and abroad.


Art Circuit

  • Solo show by Ernesto Neto in Spain

    (Bilbao, Spain) The exhibition “The Body that Carries Me” is curated by Petra Joos and gathers works by Ernesto Neto, who was member of the Nomination Committee of PIPA in 2010. “The exhibition has been developed in close collaboration with the artist, conceived as a high-density trip in which living is the essence of his work—an experience of smells, colors, emotions, and language, of sensory events.”.

  • Last days | Vancouver Biennale

    (Vancouver, Canada) Final week to see Marcelo Moscheta’s work, exhibited through the Vancouver Biennale under the theme Open Borders / Crossroads, as well talks and workshops.

  • Opening | “A Invenção da Praia” featuring Caio Reisewitz, Lucia Koch, Maria Laet and Waléria Américo

    (São Paulo, Brazil) Inspired by the literary work “The Invention of Morel”, by Adolfo Bioy Casares, and by the essay “The Barefoot Life”, by Alan Pauls, “A Invenção da Praia” investigates what happens when the artist transports the extent of the open air landscape to the internal gallery space, and what mechanisms he creates for promoting this great leap. This exhibition opens tonight, at 7pm.

  • Last days | “Cantantes Condutores” by Malu Saddi

    (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) These are the last days to visit Malu Saddi’s first solo exhibition in Rio. The São Paulo-based artist involves the visitors in a fantastic universe, balanced by thin lines. “Balance is something that interests me and is a constant pursuit in my work. I stop many times to look at the drawing, because there is not a previous project, it self-projects, self-balances like a process of acknowledging the needs of the very drawing in the making. How is a huge sphere balanced by a line? There are possible fit relationships, unlikely encounters and a silent sonority that suggests this chain reaction”, says Malu on the drawing series, part of the show.

  • Last days | “Exército Monarca” by Fábio Carvalho at the Artur Fidalgo Gallery

    (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Fábio Carvalho approximates the strength in the symbolic figure of a soldier to the delicacy of monarch butterfly wings and also develops Portuguese faience painting, 19th century technique, long forgotten by industries. He created variations of this drawing, producing a total of eight pieces. The plates had the edges painted with traditional Portuguese faience patterns. The chosen patterns, although always a floral representation, also suggest barbed wire and other elements used in the trenches.

  • Galleries Leme and Vermelho participate in Perú Arte Contemporáneo 2014

    (Lima, Peru) The galleries Leme and Vermelho feature in Perú Arte Contemporáneo art fair, which opens today. Among the artists exhibited in Galeria Leme’s stand are Alexandre Brandão (whose artworks have geometry, charcoal, light and graphite as main elements) and Marcelo Moscheta, that travels to the places he wishes to address in his artworks, like Uruguay, the North Pole or the Atacama Desert. Galeria Vermelho invited the duo Angela Detanico and Rafael Lain.

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