(Los Angeles, US) Referencing the title of a collection of short stories by Jorge Luis Borges, “A Universal History of Infamy” showcases works by 16 boundary-defying artists – amongst them Carla Zaccagnini, nominated for PIPA Prize 2012 – to challenge cliches and common sense about Latin America. The exhibition starts this Sunday at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
(Montevideo, Uruguay) Opening next Wednesday at the Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales de Montevideo (MNAV), “Prólogo contemporáneo para una colección moderna” revisits the history of art through citation, reappropriation and allegory to remind us that art can survive even through the toughest times. Mariano Molina, Joaquín Aras and PIPA Prize 2011 nominee Lia Chaia are some of the artists participating in the exhibition.
(Miami, USA) The exhibition “New Shamans/Novos Xamãs: Brazilian Artists”, on view until next friday, August 25th, at the Rubell Family Collection, is a result of the Rubells’ extensive research trips to Belo Horizonte, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, and features works which address universal environmental, social and political concerns by 12 up-and-coming artists: Lucas Arruda, Thiago Martins de Melo, Sonia Gomes, André Komatsu, Daniel Steegman Mangrané, Maria Nepomuceno, Solange Pessoa, Paulo Nimer Pjota, Marina Rheingantz, Eli Sudbrack, Erika Verzutti and PIPA Prize 2016 winner Paulo Nazareth.
(Chicago, US) A three-part exhibition, “We are here” draws pieces from the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s collection to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Featuring artists from different countries and generations, including PIPA Prize 2011 participants Ricardo Basbaum and Jonathas de Andrade (who was also a Finalist then), the group show explores the potential of art to alter our perceptions.
(Lima, Peru) “Atopía” literally means “without a place” or “out of place”. It is thus negotiating concepts such as origin, heritage, migration and cultural ambiguities that “Atopía” opens next Tuesday at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo – Lima (MAC). The show features works by 18 artists, including last year’s PIPA Prize winner Paulo Nazareth and 2011 Finalist Jonathas de Andrade.
(Vienna, Áustria) The starting point of “Welt Kompakt? Out of Brazil”, on view at Museumsquartier Wien, was a deep research into Latin America, an effort that included meetings with artists and activists such as PIPA Prize nominees Fabiana Faleiros, Jaime Laureano and Luiz Roque. The result is a group show that questions the relationship between contemporary art and the processes of cultural and media adoption.
(Montevideo, Uruguay) Has the art of self-portraiture become banal after the explosion of the selfie? Without the intention of developing a moralizing thesis or reaching a factual conclusion, “Sobreexposición”, currently on view at the Espacio de Arte Contemporaneo, investigates the subject, proposing a dialogue by putting together works that reflect upon the excess of self-portraits and portraits today. Fifteen artists participate in the show, including PIPA Prize 2015 nominee Felipe Cama.
The online category of PIPA happened in two rounds. The 1st was from 16th until 23rd July. The 2nd was from 30th July until August 6th. The artists participating in the 2nd round were those who received a minimum of 500 votes during the 1st round. Out of the 52 participating artists, 12 were classified for the…
The crowdfunding for “Liberation 4.0”, new project developed by Daniel Beerstecher, ends with 100% of its funding
The crowdfunding for “Liberation 4.0″, new project developed by PIPA Prize 2016 Nominee Daniel Beerstecher, came to an end last Saturday and, thanks to the audience’s support, the estimated amount to finance the project was not only achieved, but also exceeded. “Above all, I’d like to thank everyone who has helped me in this project,” states the artist. “Without you, this project wouldn’t be possible!”
In this post, PIPA Prize states its position concerning the recent controversy involving PIPA Online 2017.