PIPA News

  • How to vote on PIPA Online 2014

    In pursuit of a constant improvement of the Award, we decided to make the online version even more relevant and qualified, splitting PIPA Online into two categories: PIPA Online and PIPA Popular Vote Online. All the nominees were invited to participate for the online awards. You will find a “vote box” on the artists’ pages who are participating. To vote is easy, you have only to click “like” on your favorites artists.
    The voting will be decided in two rounds, but to move to the second round the artist need 500 votes at least.
    Read all the details about PIPA Online 2014 and how to vote.

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  • PIPA Online 1st round ends this Sunday

    Artists participating in PIPA Online 2014 have only until Sunday to get 500 votes and move on to the next round. Voting closes on July 27th, at midnight, and reopens (reset votes) on August 3rd, when the second round is set to begin.
    This year for the first time there are two categories in the online version. The PIPA Online winner will be chosen by a Jury, among the five top rated artists in the second round, and will receive R$10,000 as well as a two-month residency period at Sacatar Foundation, Bahia. The most voted artist, by the online audience, on the second round wins PIPA Popular Vote Online and R$5,000.
    Some artists are already qualified for the second round and some are almost getting there. Check out who are they.
    Vote on your favourite artists so they go on to the second round and runs for the Prizes. You can vote on as many artists you want, but can only vote once per artist.

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  • Check out this week’s video interviews: Laura Vinci, Marcelo Jácome and Pablo Ferretti

    This week we released three video interviews. Laura Vinci and Marcelo Jácome are both asked a question by Renata Azambuja, “Do you work alone or collectively?”
    Laura explains her process involves both things. “I work alone and collectively. I work in a studio, which is quite lonely. I don’t like sharing with other people, I like being alone, it is a moment when I can concentrate and organize ideas. Then my work becomes totally collective, because I depend on other people from different fields, sometimes an engineer, a welder, a carrier…”
    Jácome on the other hand, replies: “When thinking about work, it takes place in a more lonely way, by myself. When my work comes out to the world and it is shown, I think it requires a collective setting perhaps, so it can become effective and be assembled.”
    Pablo Ferretti answers a question by Beatriz Milhazes: “How do you develop your work process? Do you try a dialogue or a discussion?” And explains that for him, there is a negotiaton between the two, since his work is very much a negotiation between chance and control.
    Watch the videos.

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  • Pablo Ferretti | Video-interview with PIPA 2014 nominee

    Born in Porto Alegre but living in Rio, Pablo Ferretti uses figurative, abstract and some portrait and landscape elements in his works.
    The artist says that, as a painter, it is necessary to work with the routine and understand the time it takes to process the materials, and that due to the nature of those materials he can only see the final result of his canvases after a few months.
    In this interview Ferretti answers to a question by Beatriz Milhazes: “How do you develop your work process? Do you try a dialogue or a discussion?” And explains that for him, there is a negotiaton between the two, since his work is very much a negotiation between chance and control.
    Watch the video.

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  • PIPA 2014 nominee interview: Marcelo Jácome

    Marcelo Jácome is asked by critic and curator Renata Azambuja: “Do you work alone or collectively?”
    He replies: “When I’m thinking about work, it takes place in a more lonely way, by myself. When my work comes out to the world and it is shown, I think it requires a collective setting perhaps, so it can become effective and be assembled.”
    The artist speaks of the material research, papers, collages and colors and resulted in the works he does with kites: “Kites came in more as a plastic solution for what I wished than effectively as a poetic element or whatever” and says that on his everyday life, if he is not at his studio he is out walking.
    Watch the video.

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  • Laura Vinci | PIPA 2014 nominated artist interview

    In this interview artist Laura VInci, nominated for PIPA 2014, answers a question by critic and curator Renata Azambuja: “Do you work alone or collectively?”
    The artist explains her process involves both things. “I work alone and collectively. I work in a studio, which is quite lonely. I don’t sharing with other people, I like being alone, it is a moment when I can concentrate and organize ideas. Then my work becomes totally collective, because I depend on other people from different fields, sometimes an engineer, a welder, a carrier…”
    Vinci, who also works with stage design and art direction for theatre, tells us how her work “Palavras Congeladas” [Frozen Words] was built, and that she always carries on her a notebook to write down ideas that, if persist, can become a work.

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Weekly Agenda

  • Schedule | 26th July to 1st August

    Vânia Mignone displays some of her paintings in “Pinturas”, a joint show with Cuban artist René Francisco Rodríguez, at Casa Daros, in Rio. Also in Rio is Marilá Dardot’s solo exhibition “Pouco a pouco”, on view at Galeria Laura Alvim. In São Paulo, Cinthia Marcelle has her film “Automóvel” screened at VERBO 2014 festival and Luiz Braga presents a great set of photographs in “Retumbante Natureza Humanizada”, at Sesc Pinheiros. Erika Verzutti’s works can be seen at “Salon Distingué”, a group show in Baden, Switzerland, and Norwegian group exhibition “Mind the map” features Fabio Morais and Rosana Ricalde. 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

  • MAM-Rio | Programme for the week

    (Rio de Janeiro, RJ) This week those who visit the Museum can see the political segment of group exhibition “artevida”, with pieces that relate to causes like feminism, racism, democracy and elections. Solo exhibitions “Américas”, by Arjan Martins and “Territórios e capital: extinções”, by Lourival Cuquinha, continue on view, as well as the group shows “Alimentário”, a hybrid of both artworks and documental registers, and “Prêmio Aquisições”, with pieces by Luiza Baldan, Fabio Baroli and Eduardo Coimbra.
    See the full Museum programme, the Cinematheque calendar and screening times and the Education and Art activities.

  • Opening | “Restoration”, solo exhibition by Laercio Redondo

    (Berlin, Germany) Part of his ongoing “Lembrança de Brasília” project, the installation focuses on modernist architectural utopias and the work of artist Athos Bulcão. It cuts the gallery space diagonally in half, transforming it into a three-dimensional rendering of one of Bulcão’s tile designs, which is also represented in the form of a charcoal wall painting. The use of charcoal references the initial outlining processes of handmade Portuguese “Azulejo” tiles.

  • Group exhibition “Journal” includes installation by Paulo Nazareth

    (London, UK) This summer, the ICA invites international artists, theorists and writers to present individual artworks, events, moving image and talks throughout the ICA and online. Each artist explores both historical events and more gradual social changes in their work. Rather than illustrating a circumscribed theme, group exhibition “Journal” offers a looser configuration of individual projects to consider the artist’s role in bringing focus to the changing world around us.

  • “From My Body Comes, Through Your Body Goes” | Solo exhibition/installation by Adriano Costa

    (London, UK) In the installation “From My Body Comes, Through Your Body Goes”, 2009–2012 materials such as brightly coloured towels, bronze cast plaques, black umbrellas, gold coated rubber and collaged tourist T-shirts are deftly combined to suggest unspecified symbolic meanings. In this exhibition, Costa reactivates this group of works in relation to the traces of its past use.

  • “Beyond the Supersquare” featuring André Komatsu

    (New York, US) While the exhibition will address how Modernism defined a number of decisive aspects related to contemporary architecture, urbanism, and art in Latin America, this exhibition will also examine the larger political and social underpinnings of these cultural and environmental developments. “Beyond the Supersquare” presents a series of responses to the aggressive rise of Latin America’s urban centers and the ways in which they have evolved since the mid-twentieth century.

  • Group exhibition “Colour on Paper” of abstract colour-based drawings includes Rodrigo Andrade’s works

    (São Paulo, Brazil) “I fell in love with abstract art since when I first went to art college, over forty years ago. When I began to work with colour, now over twenty years ago, I realized that abstract art has offered many of the best examples of vivid colour in art. This is because in these works colour exists as itself; it is independent of perspective, modeling and the requirements of representation”, says artist David Batchelor, in charge of selecting the works here presented.

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