• PIPA 2014 Catalogue | Now available for download


    The PIPA 2014 catalogue, which is not available for sale, is now available for download on PDF version. It can be downloaded in its entirety. Every artist nominated for this edition of the prize is presented in two pages, one in Portuguese and another in English. The four finalists are highlighted further, each with four pages. The catalogue brings informations about the artists careers and images of their works. It also includes featured words – by curator and MAM-Rio president Luiz Camillo Osorio and Carlos Alberto Gouvêa Chateaubriand -, pictures of the exhibition, last year’s edition results and statistics about the nominated artists along the five years the Prize has been active.

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  • Leticia Ramos wins Novo Banco Photo Prize 2014


    After a selection jury analysing the panorama of photographic production from Portugal, Brazil and Portuguese-speaking African countries, the tenth edition of Novo Banco Photo Prize (formerly BESphoto) awarded artist Leticia Ramos as great winner. The selected artists were invited to create a new commissioned work, which are now on view in são Paulo. As well as the series “Nós sempre teremos Marte” ["We will always have Mars"], by Leticia, artworks by José Pedro Cortes and Délio Jasse, the other two finalists, complete the exhibition.

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  • Interview with curator and professor Fernando Oliva


    Curator and professor at Faap, doctorate in History of Art (ECA-USP), member of the curators team at the 3rd Bahia Biennial (2014) and curatorial director at the Centro Cultural São Paulo, Oliva was also a member of the 2012 and 2014 PIPA Nominating Committees. In this interview the curator discusses – among other topics – the role of agents in regards to artists and their artistic processes, the evolution of Cinema and Contemporary Art graduate courses in Brazil and the importance of building a speech of one’s own so that the artist can present their work to the world. Watch the interview.

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  • Marcelo Moscheta, Paulo Meira and Mayana Redin awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts

    Marcelo Moscheta submitted project "Arrasto" ["Trawl"] for the scholarship. In the picture, his most recent work "Oriente"

    Marcelo Moscheta was awarded the first prize for project “Arrasto” ["Trawl"]. Paulo Meira was classified in third place for artwork “Mensagens Sonoras” ["Sound Messages"], and Mayana Redin came in fourth place with the installation “Cosmografias Urbanas” ["Urban Cosmographies"]. This opening contest aims to select visual arts projects that result in actions, works or unpublished processes for public viewing, helping professionals to develop their work through a scholarship.

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  • Closing this weekend | PIPA 2014 Finalists Exhibition

    After over two months on view, the PIPA 2014 Finalists Exhibition, held at MAM-Rio, comes to an end this Sunday, the 16th. Be sure to pay a visit to the finalists Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Thiago Martins de Melo and Wagner Malta Tavares and the winner Alice Miceli, if you have not seen the show yet. Read about what each artist has chose to present and watch a video of the exhibition set up here.

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  • PIPA 2014 | Watch the winners’ announcement

    Juri PIPA 2014 Expo

    PIPA 2014 finalists – Alice Miceli, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Thiago Martins de Melo and Wagner Malta Tavares, who are showing their works at the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro (MAM-Rio) are running for two awards: PIPA and PIPA Popular Vote Exhibition. PIPA’s winner is selected by the Award Jury to receive R$100,000 including a residency programme at Residency Unlimited in New York. On the other hand, the winner of PIPA Popular Vote Exhibition award is the one who gets more votes by the museum’s visitors, and receives R$20,000. Watch the video to meet the 2014 winners and do not miss the exhibition, which can be visited until November 16th, already knowing who was chosen by the audience and by the experts.

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Weekly Agenda

  • Schedule | 29th November to 5th December

    Ding Musa presents new works in “Unequal Sign”, a solo show which opened this week in São Paulo. Ana Mazzei and Fabio Zimbres feature in “Super Colina” ["Super Hill"], a group show that reflects upon how we perceive the future, opening on Tuesday the 2nd December. Whereas in Rio, these are the last days to visit Rodrigo Matheus’ show “Do Rio e para é to Rio and from” and Fabio Baroli’s “The color of a fleeing mule”.
    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

  • This weekend at MAM-Rio

    (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) This week the Museum opened an exhibition with sculptures by renowned Neo-concretist artist Amilcar de Castro, a retrospective of his works that occupies not only the indoors exhibition space but also the gardens surrounding MAM-Rio. On view since October, “Thresholds” talks about the different representations of public and private in the world of art, specifically through photographic works. This weekend the Cinematheque offers two films by Júlio Bressane, one of the most important Brazilian filmmakers and co-owner of Belair, a film producer that released all but seven features in its brief existence. See the events programmed for this weekend at MAM-Rio, including Cinematheque screening times, Education-related activities and exhibitions opening this month.

  • Renata Lucas presents site-specific installation “Ø”

    (Vienna, Austria) Two revolving doors that rotate in both directions and visually blend in with the building’s general style guide the visitors in an almost dancelike movement from the gallery’s entrance to the emergency exit on the other side. At the same time, the revolution of the doors actuates a mechanism that operates two record players embedded in the floor. The moment one of the doors turns to allow someone to pass in or out of the room, the associated turntable is set in motion and a sound is heard.

  • On view | “The part that doesn’t belong to you, Wiesbaden”, group show with Paulo Nimer Pjota

    (Wiesbaden, Germany) A southwest German city holds a group show featuring artworks by Paulo Nimer Pjota, curated by Paulo Miyada. The art house entrusted the young São Paulo curator the compilation and selection of another seven Brazilian artists, making up a field of view that comprises the Brazilian art scene richness and diversity.

  • New Orleans biennial “Prospect 3″ features brand new work by Lucia Koch

    (New Orleans, US) “Prospect 3″is an international contemporary art biennial, featuring works by 58 hand-picked artists. Among them is Lucia Koch, who has developed the installation “Mood Disorder”, made with leftover acrylic and glass sheets found in the basement of the exhibition space. The artist airbrushed them with a transparent pigment, so that each piece transits from one shade of color to another, seamlessly.

  • Daniel Steegmann Mangrané presents varied body of work in “Animal que no existeix”

    (Alsace, France) The exhibition is made up of relations between subjects (entities) and exchanges of perspectives which engage the viewer in visualizing the potential for transformation of the phenomena perceived. “Animal que no existeix” may (at times simultaneously) use drawing, collage, cut-outs, film, and installation, and develop organically to achieve the right level of abstraction allowing it to migrate from one piece to the other.

  • World Biennial Forum 2014 | See the full programme here

    (São Paulo, Brazil) The World Biennial Forum is a gathering of biennial practitioners and appreciators to examine and discuss the foremost topics and concerns within international biennial making and contemporary arts. Its role is to signal primary concerns in biennial art environments, investigating and researching the various modes of operation and production in different regions, and offering insights into the current issues and needs surrounding art biennials worldwide. The event will look at the biennial from the point of view of the southern hemisphere. It will concentrate above all on recent biennials in what has come to be termed the ‘Global South’, occasionally taking a broader perspective to investigate how we have arrived here.

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