(Buffalo, USA) For artists Kasper Akhøj and Tamar Guimarães (the latter, a six-times PIPA Prize nominee), the kind of history that matters the most is “minor history”— historical footnotes and rumors that are not always cited in official historiography. The interest guides their work in progress “Studies for a Minor History of Trembling Matter”, which premiered in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery last Saturday, February 18th.
(Lisbon, Portugal) The mythical hat worn by Rui Chapéu (or Rui “Hat”), a famous snooker player in Brazil in the 1980, inspired the title of Adriano Costa‘s (three-times PIPA Prize nominee) latest solo show, “Chapéu Filosófico” [Philosophical Hat]. The exhibition ends this Saturday, February 25th, at Múrias Centeno, and features works that talk about art, the system of art, friends, relationships, drugs, and the codes and symbols we use to communicate today.
Laura Lima participates in “Illusion and Revelation”, on the borders between reality and imagination
(Maastricht, Netherlands) The theme of illusionism in art guides “Illusion and Revelation”, group show on view in the Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht since December last year. Featuring works from the museum collection on the one hand—PIPA Prize 2010 and 2011 nominee Laura Lima is one to participate in this part of the show—, and by Austrian artist Ernst Caramelle on the other, the exhibition reveals that the relationship between perception and visible reality is much more complex and ambiguous than we might assume.
(London, UK) Gasworks, a non-profit contemporary visual art organization based in London, has just announced an open call for a fully-funded residency at the institution destined to Brazil-based artists. Happening from July to September this year, the residency is supported by Gasworks’ Brazilian Residency Patrons’ Circle and presents an unique opportunity for emerging Brazilian and Brazil-based artists to experiment and develop their art practices.
(Wiesbaden, Germany) PIPA Prize 2013 Finalist Berna Reale spent the year 2015 traveling to BRICS countries, which, asides from her native Brazil, also comprises Russia, India, China and South Africa. In each of them, she developed art projects on the spot, always interested in the political and social realities she experienced. The result of these journeys, “Über uns” can be seen in Kunsthaus Wiesbaden starting this Friday, February 17th.
(New York, USA) Portuguese artists Gabriela Albergaria and Diogo Pimentão – the latter, a current Residency Unlimited resident – will discuss the impulse to draw and its day-by-day practice in a panel that takes place tomorrow, February 17th, at Sapar Contemporary. Both artists work extensively with drawing, although in very different grounds: while Albergaria focuses on nature, Pimentão explores the boundaries between drawing, performance and sculpture.
(Madrid, Spain) A selection of works from the Isabel & Agustín Coppel Collection is presented in “Punto de Partida”, which opens next Tuesday, February 21st, at Fundación Banco Santander. The exhibition, which was curated by Magnolia de la Garza and Patrick Charpenel, presents over 120 works by 57 artists. Amongst them, Brazilian artists Helio Oiticica and Cinthia Marcelle, PIPA Prize 2010 Finalist who will occupy the Brazilian pavilion in the 57th Biennale di Venezia all by herself.
This year’s Committee is composed of 25 members; renowned professionals, Brazilian and foreigners, who work with contemporary art; artists, collectors, curators, professors, critics and gallerists. The members of the Nominating Committee, who are annually invited by PIPA’s Board, are asked to nominate up to three artists each to participate in this year’s edition of the Prize, they must…
(Venice, Italy) Starting three months from now, in May 13th, the 57th Biennale di Venezia has just released their artist list for this edition’s central show, and four Brazilian artists have made it: Ernesto Neto, Paulo Bruscky, Ayrson Heráclito and Erika Verzutti. Asides from them, Cinthia Marcelle, finalist in the first edition of PIPA Prize, too participates in the biennial, but in the national pavillions section—she will occupy the Brazilian stand all by herself.
(Mexico City, Mexico) One of the most important contemporary art fairs in Latin America, the 13th edition of Zona Maco goes until this Sunday, February 12th. Participate in the fair over 120 international galleries, mostly from Mexico City and New York—the São Paulo-based Galeria Vermelho is the only Brazilian gallery to take part in the fair, showcasing in its space the works of PIPA Prize 2010 and 2011 nominee Marcelo Cidade amongst others.