PIPA Prize 2017 Finalists may have been announced, but the pages of the 56 artists who participate in this edition of the award keep being updated with new images, texts and information on their trajectory. Together, they form a rich panorama of Brazilian Contemporary art.
See the pages of eight of this edition’s nominees in this post.
(Porto, Portugal) For his first solo show in Portugal, Pedro Wirz presents a series of wall pieces and a sequence of sculptures and plinths at the Múrias Centeno gallery. “Dobrar de Espinho, Anzol” evidentiates how the appreciation of nature tends to happen via cultural, learned patterns – shared experience of language and assimilation –, reminding us the difference between bodily reality and the way we absorb the world.
(Belo Horizonte, Brazil) Announced as one of the four PIPA Prize 2017 Finalists last week – find out who the other three artists are here – Éder Oliveira can be seen at Galeria Genesco, in Palácio das Artes, through August 13th. There, he exhibits “Pintura – ou a Fotografia como Violência” (“Painting – or Photography as Violence”) as part of the Visual Arts Occupation Project, a public service by Fundação Clóvis Salgado he won last year.
Selected amongst the 56 artists nominated for this edition of the Prize, the four PIPA Prize 2017 finalists will be running for the two main categories of the award: PIPA Prize, which consists of a donation of R$130,000 in total and is chosen by the Award Jury; and PIPA Prize Popular Vote Exhibition, which is comprised by a donation of R$24,000 and is chosen by the visitors of the PIPA Prize Finalists exhibition at MAM-Rio. Watch the video in which Luiz Camillo Osorio, curator of the PIPA Institute, reveals who are the finalists of the 8th edition of the Prize.
Since its inception in 2010, one of PIPA’s main objectives has been that of supporting, encouraging and giving visibility to the Brazilian contemporary art scene both locally and abroad. In every edition of the Prize, we invite all nominees to express their motivations, voice their ideas and discuss their careers in videos produced exclusively for PIPA’s websites by Do Rio Filmes. We have already released 14 interviews with PIPA Prize 2017 nominees – meet in this post five of them.
PIPA Prize’s artist pages feature information on each of the participant’s trajectory, critical essays, as well as artwork images and videos. In this post, we present the pages of yet another eight of the 56 artists nominated for this edition of the Prize. They are: Arjan Martins, Dalton Paula, Desali, Felipe Meres, Gustavo Von Ha, Ivan Grilo, Lyz Parayzo and Regina Parra.
(Denver, Colorado) Also known as ‘Soul feeders’, or ‘Brothers of Soul’, ‘Penitents” are secret secular groups that, during certain times of the year, go out into the night to pray for the suffering spirits. They are the protagonists of “Penitents: World End Rituals of Faith,” solo show that photographer and PIPA Prize 2017 nominee Guy Veloso opens next week at Museo de las Americas.
(São Paulo, Brazil) Intrigued by the idea of color as light, PIPA Prize 2012 nominee Estela Sokol developed five new sculptures for Arte Hall, in São Paulo. Mixing marble, granite and basalt, the series establishes dialogues with artists such as Helio Oiticica and Dan Flavin, known for their experimentations with color, and is on view since the beginning of the month in the gallery.
(Münster, Germany) Bárbara Wagner, nominated for PIPA Prize 2010, and German artist Benjamin de Burca were selected to the Skulptur Projekt Münster 2017. The show takes place every once in a decade and it brings together artists from all over the world to exhibit their works in public spaces at the city of Münster. Their collaborations often consist on a socio-economical investigation of certains locations having as start points pop-cultural phenomena or urban development projects.
(Basel, Switzerland) Art Basel’s 48th edition starts next week, presenting 291 leading international galleries from all of the six continents. Announced in February, the gallery list includes 17 newcomers, three of them from Asia and one from Africa, and five Brazilian galleries, A Gentil Carioca, Bergamin & Gomide, Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, Galeria Marilia Razuk and Galeria Luisa Strina, many of whom will be showcasing works by PIPA Prize nominees.