(Paris, France) Nominating Committee member in the last edition of PIPA Prize, Rosângela Rennó participates along other 100 historic and contemporary international artists in “Autophoto”, which opened last week at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain. The exhibition is dedicated to photography’s relationship to the automobile and how the car provided photographers with a new subject, new point of view and new way of exploring the world.
(Brussels, Belgium) Roland Barthes’ concept of neutrality guides the group show “Neither”, on view at Mendes Woods DM’s newest venue in Brussels. Featuring over 40 artists (including PIPA Prize nominees Adriano Costa and Lucas Arruda) and curated by Fernanda Brenner, every artwork in the exhibition “holds the seed of this floating ‘neutral’ in itself” by offering “a new kind of awareness, removed from binary oppositions.”
(Barcelona, Spain) PIPA Prize nominee in 2012 and 2015, Pedro Motta participates in “Uprisings”, on view at the Museu Nacional D’Art de Catalunya until May 21st, 2017. Gathering nearly 300 pieces from mid-nineteenth century to the present, amongst paintings, drawings and prints, photos, movies and manuscripts, the exhibition delves into social movements and revolutions of all kinds.
(Montréal, Canada) Opening today at the Pointe-à-Callière Montréal Archaeology and History Complex, the exhibition “Amazonia: The Shaman and the Mind of the Forest” plans on transforming the museum in an immersive, multi-sensory Amazonian forest. Featuring close to 500 exceptional objects from nine countries in the Amazon basin, the show also includes artworks by contemporary Brazilian artists Claudia Andujar and the duo Gisela Motta and Leandro Lima, nominated for PIPA Prize in 2012.
(Rome, Italy) PIPA Online Winner in 2012 and PIPA Prize Finalist in the following year, Berna Reale participates in “Please Come Back: The World as Prison?”, on view at the National Museum of XXI Century Arts (MAXXI). There, she joins other 25 artists in an effort to recount prison as a metaphor for the contemporary world, and the contemporary world as a metaphor for prison: technological, hyperconnected, shared and ever more closely controlled.
(Santander, Spain) Finalist in PIPA Prize 2015 and one of eight the winners of the 2016 Botín Foundation Fellowship for the Plastic Arts, Leticia Ramos worked from 2016 to 2017 on a project called “A História Universal dos Terremotos” (“The Universal History of Earthquakes”). The result of this research can be seen at “Itinerarios XXIII”, in which Ramos participates along the other seven grant receivers, Adriá Juliá, Aleix Plademunt, Katinka Bock, Levi Orta, Oriol Vilanova, Pedro Neves Marques and Regina de Miguel.
(Bourges, France) Thiago Martins de Mello, PIPA Prize Finalist in 2014, participates in “L’île aux Mythes” (“The Island of Myths”), on view at Galerie La Box, run by the École Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Bourges (ENSA-Bourges). The group exhibition features works by eight artists from the Servais Family Collection, all of them combining their cultural origins to the contemporary world, often using traditional techniques and ancestral narratives to give substance to their production.
Rogério Ghomes launches the book “I need to believe that if I close my eyes the world will still be here”
(Londrina, Brazil) Launched during the SP-Arte art fair last week, Rogério Ghomes, PIPA Prize nominee in 2012, has just published “I need to believe that if I close my eyes the world will still be here”. The book reproduces images of selected works by Ghomes, from the 6th Biennial of Havana to the Curitiba International Biennial in 2015, where he exhibited the “Barroc” series. In addition to an introduction text by Moacir dos Anjos, the book also includes critical essays by Eder Chiodetto, Ricardo Resende and Tadeu Chiarelli.
(Lagos, Nigeria) It is hoping to revisit the delicate relationship between the Americas, the African coast and Europe that “The Atlantic Triangle” opened at Re.Le Gallery last weekend. Organised by Goethe-Institut Lagos, the exhibition displays works by Nigerian, German and Brazilian artists (Arjan Martins, Dalton Paula, Vivian Caccuri and Jaime Lauriano, all PIPA Prize nominees) in an attempt to understand how the cultural dynamic and interdependence between these three regions used to work.
(São Paulo, Brazil) On display at the PIPA Prize 2016 Finalists Exhibition, the ready-made series “Products of Genocide” reappears in Nazareth’s newest solo show, which opens this Saturday at Mendes Wood DM. Besides the work – which will now be showcased inside resin boxes, in an analogy with the historical immobility of the questions these brand names brings –, the exhibition also presents a video, “Ol Ori Buruku”, and a series of illustrations, “Bestiary Capital”.