(Cologne, Germany) Celebrating its 20th birthday this year, Skupturenpark Köln opens its ninth “KölnSkulptur” this Sunday. Named “La Fin de Babylone”, the exhibition features new, site-specific works by eight international artists, two of them Brazilian: PIPA Prize 2016 nominee Pedro Wirz and Solange Pessoa.
(Memmingen, Germany) Sound constitutes a powerful force in history. Addressing the theme, MEWO Kunsthalle put together “Buried in the Mix”, group show featuring 17 international artists – including PIPA Prize 2014 and 2016 nominee Vivian Caccuri – that investigates how sound can reconstitute negated voices, subjectivities and knowledge.
(London, UK) Frieze London & Frieze Masters opened to the general public this Thursday, featuring six Brazilian galleries and a great number of Brazilian artists – one of them is Bárbara Wagner, one of the four finalists of this edition of PIPA Prize. The 15th edition of the annual four-day art fair set in Regent’s Park presents over 160 leading galleries from 31 countries, showcasing works of both emerging and established international artists.
(Porto, Portugal) Daniel Steegman Mangrané gets a lot of inspiration from the ways nature organizes and structures itself. For “Uma folha transparente no lugar da boca” [“A transparent leaf in place of the mouth”], solo show he opened at Serralves Museum last week, the PIPA Prize 2014 Finalist conceived a living landscape in the museum building’s central room, exploring the relationship between natural and artificial environments.
(Mexico City, Mexico) PIPA Prize 2011 Finalist Jonathas de Andrade draws a close look to the northeastern region of Brazil in his works, examining issues of labor, class and race embedded in Brazilian culture. For the exhibition “Jonathas de Andrade: Visões do Nordeste”, on view at Museo Jumex, the artist presents three of his most recent works that investigate these questions and evidence his interest in the Northeast.
(Madrid, Spain) Exploring the use of sound throughout History and its role in society, communication and art, the exhibition “Charivaria”, opening today at the Centro Cibeles de Cultura y Ciudadania, proposes a discussion on the use of sound as a way of occupying public space. Over 90 artists participate in the show, including PIPA Prize 2016 nominee Vivian Caccuri and draw a historical approach on the use of sound in social and political contexts.
PIPA Prize 2016 Nominating Committee member, Guilherme Gutman offers in this text another point of view about “Treasures of the wreck of the unbelievable”, solo show by Damien Hirst that opened in parallel to the Biennale earlier this year. The text is a counterpoint to PIPA Institute Curator Luiz Camillo Osorio’s last critical text, “Death in Venice”.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Jacaranda, located in Villa Aymoré, opens this Saturday “Arthur, Janina, Marco e Pedro”. The exhibition draws approximations between the works of Arthur Chaves, PIPA Prize 2017 nominee, Pedro França, nominated in 2016 and 2017, Janina McQuoid and Marco Veloso.
(New York, US) PIPA Prize 2016 Winner Paulo Nazareth presents works produced during his three-month stay at the Residency Unlimited (NY) – part of of his PIPA Prize 2016 award – at Hic Svnt Dracones. The pieces are part of his ongoing project “Cadernos de África” (“African Notebooks”).
(Lyon, France) This year’s Biennale de Lyon, “Floating Worlds”, is the the second volume of a trilogy around the word “modern”. Over 67 artists from all over the world, including PIPA Prize 2014 Finalist Daniel Steegman Mangrané, present works that explore the concept of modernity through different approaches.