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Bárbara Wagner and the ‘popular body’

PIPA Prize 2017 Finalist Bárbara Wagner portrays cultural expressions typical of contemporary Brazil by photographing specific social groups. Her work aims to portray a ‘popular body’, reframing tradition and putting a spotlight on Brazilian pop culture.

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The raw fragility of Carla Guagliardi

Permanence, balance, vulnerability, interdependence. Those are some of the themes that permeate the work, mostly in sculpture, of Carla Guagliardi, PIPA Prize 2017 Finalist. Using time as a key element, her works have the ability to maintain themselves on the verge of its own dissolution.

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“Survival Kit 9” proposes different ways of interacting with nature

(Riga, Latvia) Established in 2009, “Survival Kit” is the biggest contemporary art event in the Baltics. Each year, a socially relevant and important theme is selected for the festival. This year, “Survival Kit 9”, on view at the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, focuses on the broadening of perception and learning from nature and gathers the work of over 20 artists, including PIPA Prize 2011 Finalist Jonathas de Andrade.

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Video Art exhibition investigates the impacts of the 2008 global financial crisis

(Lisbon, Portugal) In the last 10 years, video has become an essencial tool for contemporary artists. “Tension & Conflict: Video Art after 2008”, which opened this Wednesday at Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia (MAAT), focuses precisely on an exceptional selection of artists – including PIPA Prize nominee Marilá Dardot – who have resorted to video as a means of registering the impact of the 2008 global financial crisis.

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Marcelo Jácome in solo show in Switzerland

(Basel, Switzerland) An installation consisting of 1250 kites linked to the floor occupies the exhibition space of the Brasilea Foundation until November 2nd. The installation is part of “Dimension of color”, solo show by Marcelo Jácome, nominated for PIPA Prize 2014. The exhibition also feature another two installations and about 42 works on wood and paper.

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ArtRio’s seventh edition starts this week

(Rio de Janeiro, RJ) One of the most important art fairs in Latin America, ArtRio, reaches its seventh edition next Thursday, September 14th, featuring approximately 70 national and international galleries. The event, which takes place in Marina da Glória until the 17th, also offers a series of parallel activities to its visitants.

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Jacaranda, in Villa Aymoré, presents group show featuring 14 artists

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) In order to celebrate the opening of the group show “Grid”, Jacaranda, located in Villa Aymoré, promotes a get-together between its participating artists and curator (and twice PIPA Prize Nominating Committee member) Felipe Scovino this Saturday. The exhibition displays works by 14 artists – five of them PIPA Prize nominees, Ana Holck, André Komatsu, José Bechara, Lucia Koch and Raul Mourão –, all based in the concept of the grid.

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