(New York, USA) In order to expose existing mechanisms of injustice, violence, and inequality, the Latin American artists bring their own experiences and responses to diverse forms of crime, brutality, and exploitation. While Alice Miceli shows her photographic series “In Depth (landmines) / Colombian Series” that includes, by means of its structure, the excluded space, Marcelo Cidade presents a collection of images gathered from the internet that shows households intrusion attempts.
(Amersfoort, Netherlands) The exhibition is prompted by the prospect of the Rio Olympics: the second global sporting event to be hosted by Brazil within a few months, following the FIFA World Cup in 2014. In the exhibition, Kunsthal KAdE asks what sort of country chooses to showcase itself in this way. Part of the answer to that question can be found in the work of the visual artists and artist collectives currently active in Brazil.
(New York, USA) The fifth edition of Frieze Art Fair in New York will showcase the world’s leading galleries, innovative curated sections, a celebrated series of talks and site-specific artist commissions in a bespoke structure overlooking the East River in Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan. Frieze New York takes a similar approach to Frieze London, one of the world’s most influential contemporary art fairs.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) After traveling to Bolivia and Chile, the artists brought with him a series of works, visual translations of enigmatic desert words and of the entity that we tracked for several weeks. These are pieces that explore, relate to and revere ideas of revelation, cycles, time, transformation, desire, life and mystery. In each work, there are echoes of many questions, reflections of many movements and the certainty that, if it is of the Light, it will shine.
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This week, we released the second video interview with Pipa 2016 nominated artists. Guilherme Peters, who was nominated for the first time this year, recorded an exclusive interview for the Prize. The artist discusses politics, history, culture and art during the interview, and explains how he brought a skateboard to his artistic practice by demonstrating parts of his works during the video.
(Madrid, Spain) Virginia de Medeiros, PIPA 2015 winner, participated in this group show that proposes a rethinking, inevitably ethical-political, of representation and reality, of the possibilities and the responsibilities of the artistic act as knowledge, questioning the power of representations, not to reflect reality but to look for its meaning.
(New York, United States) The artist has created sculptures and wall works for his installation that serve as a motivation for the viewer in considering the complex interplay among the real, unreal, magical, and enchanted—areas which may be perceived to be losing salience within our contemporary society, yet which are always operating under evolving symbolic manifestations.
(Oslo, Norway) For the exhibition, the curators have discussed the concept of the Nordic region, as well as each country’s different art scenes from the 1990s onwards. What they have observed is that the art scenes, once they are represented nationally and in group exhibitions, still tend toward homogeneity.
In every edition of the Prize, the participating artists are invited to record exclusive video interviews, an opportunity for artists to voice their ideas, talk about their creative processes and careers. The video interviews are produced by Matrioska Filmes. Peters discusses politics, history, culture and art during the interview, and explains how he brought a skateboard to his artistic practice by demonstrating parts of his works during the video.