PIPA News

  • Nominating Committee PIPA 2015 Announcement

    See who are the members of the Nominating Committee, responsible for choosing the artists that will run for this year’s edition of PIPA Prize. The Committee is composed by 26 professionals that act directly with Contemporary Art, such as artists, collectors, curators, professors, critics and gallerists, who can’t nominate artists commercially represented by their galleries. They have to consider the relevancy of the prize as a parameter when selecting their nominations and choose artists who have a recent trajectory, highlighted in the Art Circuit. PIPA’s coordination avoids any deliberate arbitrary decision for understanding that the results of the Committee’s nominations are more efficient and fair. Learn more about the members of the Nominating Committee PIPA 2015.

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  • PIPA 2015 Nominated Artists

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    PIPA 2015 nominated artists’ list will be released over March 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th on our website. Artists are chosen by the Nominating Committee and run in four categories.
    PIPA Prize was created in 2010 and, since then, nominated artists in different editions have been highlighted in Brazil and abroad. Two examples are Berna Reale and Marcius Galan. Learn more about the trajectory of these artists, how the nominated artists announcement will be releases and how the nominating system works.

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  • Watch | Interview with Daniela Name

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    Tomorrow we will announce the Nomination Committee members of PIPA 2015. They nominate the artists who run for PIPA and are oriented to choose names that have a recent trajectory and be highlighted by the Art Circuit. They have to consider the relevancy of the prize as a parameter when selecting their nominations. PIPA’s coordination avoids any deliberate arbitrary decision for understanding that the results of the Committee’s nominations are more efficient and fair. Learn more about the Nominating Committee and watch the interview with Daniela Lame, member of PIPA’s Nominating Committee in 2011 and 2012.

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  • Watch | Interview with Michael Asbury

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    The announcement of the Nominating Committee for PIPA 2015 is in two days. Annually, twenty to forty renewed professionals, Brazilians or foreigners, who personally work with Contemporary Art are invited by the Boars to take part in the Committee. Each one of them has the function to make up to three artists nominations qualified to run for PIPA Prize. In 2011, curator and researcher for Art History and Theory, Michael Asbury was interviewed for an exclusive series produced by PIPA. Watch and learn more about the Nominating Committee.

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  • Watch | Interview with Márcio Botner

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    Next friday, February 27th, we will announce the Nomination Committee for PIPA 2015. They are responsible for nominating the artists who will run for the sixth edition of the Prize. Nomination Committee members are renowned artists, art collectors, curators, professors, art critics and gallerists, who can’t nominate artists that are commercially represented by their gallery. In 2011, we produced videos for exclusive interviews with the Committee members of that edition. Learn more about the Nominating Committee and watch the video with Márcio Botner, plastic artist and founder of A Gentil Carioca Gallery.

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  • Watch | Interview with Catalina Lozano

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    Next friday, February 27th, we will announce the Nomination Committee for PIPA 2015. They are responsible for nominating the artists who will run for the sixth edition of the Prize. Each member have to invite up to three artists with a recent trajectory who have already been highlighted in the Brazilian contemporary art circuit. Learn more about the Nomination Committee and watch an exclusive interview from 2011 with Catalina Lozano, independent curator and writer, natural from Bogotá, Colombia and member of the Committee in that year.

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Weekly Agenda

  • Schedule | 28th February to 6th March

    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

  • Last days | “From the Object to the World – The Inhotim Collection”

    (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) The exhibition focuses on a historical moment when art expanded beyond objects to become more open to the world. In this context, elements from daily life, from real space, from politics and the body are incorporated into art and the spectator becomes a participant. Featuring over 50 artworks , which date from the 1950s up to the present day, the exhibition is composed of a cross-section of the collection. and examines the field of contemporary art, in the light of the institution’s collection and programs, which first opened to the general public in 2006.

  • This week at MAM-Rio

    This weekend, “Actions, strategies, and situations…” opens at MAM-Rio. Curated by Marta Mestre, the show brings together stories of Brazilian and foreign art, which, according to Argentinean artist Luis Camnitzer, should be measured using different gauges, even though they are equally in a state of emergency in response to the changes in the traditional places of art. Amilcar de Castro’s retrospective was extended until March. The exhibition presents a summary of Amilcar de Castro’s oeuvre, divided into four clusters: Outdoors sculptures, Sculpture and method, Drawings and Graphic design. At the Museum’s Cinematheque, last days of the Luchino Visconti special. See the full Museum programme, the Cinematheque calendar and screening times and the Education and Art activities.

  • ARCOmadrid 2015 is open for public this weekend

    (Madrid, Spain) Laercio Redondo and Lenora de Barros will present works that brings together artists from different generations and explore the legacy of Latin American avant gardes by expanding on sources and adapting strategies, formats, and styles towards new ends. This thematic strain is particularly visible in the politically nuanced work of artists whose agendas today parallel those pursued by the historical avant garde that sought to challenge power structures and economic determinism.

  • Daniel Steegmann Mangrané takes part in Arts Triennial “Surrounding Audience”

    (New York, US) “Surround Audience” explores the effects of an increasingly connected world both on our sense of self and identity as well as on art’s form and larger social role. The exhibition looks at our immediate present, a time when culture has become more porous and encompassing and new considerations about art’s role and potential are surfacing. Artists are responding to these evolving conditions in a number of ways, from calculated appropriations to critical interrogations to surreal or poetic statements.

  • HAPPENINGS 5th edition presents actions by Cadu, O Grivo and Romano

    (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) HAPPENINGS 5th edition is exploring sound experimentation, opposing noise and silence in live performances by ten sound artists, including Romano. They will compose a repertoire with multiple references, from electronic textures to eletro-acoustic experimentations, noise, drone and transversal aspects of rock, punk, jazz and classical music. In opposition to the sound performances, “Ventre de Baleia” ["Whale Womb"], work by PIPA winner Cadu and “57 nós” ["57 knots"], by O Grivo, will be presented during the event

  • Artworks by Cinthia Marcelle and Ernesto Neto feature in exhibition with Inhotim’s collection

    (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) Organized in four segments, the exhibition path begins with the neoconcretism of Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Clark and Lygia Pape, passes through the conceptual geometry as well as through the avant-garde works of the Gutai group, and ends with action art and the presence of the body in art and are presented in dialogue with artists such as Cinthia Marcelle. The galleries on the lower level feature smaller-scale installations by Ernesto Neto.

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