PIPA News

  • PIPA and PIPA Popular Vote Exhibition winners announcement | Thursday the 5th

    Next week we will be announcing the PIPA and PIPA Popular Vote Exhibition 2014. In the running for this edition’s prizes are Alice Miceli, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Thiago Martins de Melo and Wagner Malta Tavares. See what the winners are entitled to, the chracteristics of each category, previous editions winners and how you can help deciding the Popular Vote winner.

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  • Interview with curator and professor Fernando Oliva

    Curator and professor at Faap, doctorate in History of Art (ECA-USP), member of the curators team at the 3rd Bahia Biennial (2014) and curatorial director at the Centro Cultural São Paulo, Oliva was also a member of the 2012 and 2014 PIPA Nominating Committees. In this interview the curator discusses – among other topics – the role of agents in regards to artists and their artistic processes, the evolution of Cinema and Contemporary Art graduate courses in Brazil and the importance of building a speech of one’s own so that the artist can present their work to the world. Watch the interview.

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  • Marcelo Moscheta, Paulo Meira and Mayana Redin awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts

    Marcelo Moscheta submitted project "Arrasto" ["Trawl"] for the scholarship. In the picture, his most recent work "Oriente"

    Marcelo Moscheta was awarded the first prize for project “Arrasto” ["Trawl"]. Paulo Meira was classified in third place for artwork “Mensagens Sonoras” ["Sound Messages"], and Mayana Redin came in fourth place with the installation “Cosmografias Urbanas” ["Urban Cosmographies"]. This opening contest aims to select visual arts projects that result in actions, works or unpublished processes for public viewing, helping professionals to develop their work through a scholarship.

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  • Meet PIPA 2014 Award Jury

    Finalists show

    The Award Jury responsible to decide the winner of PIPA has five members, and it changes each year. Looking for diversity and discussion we invited experts that follow the Brazilian contemporary art with different points of view. They will choose the winner among this year’s four finalists – Alice Miceli, Daniel Steegman Mangrané, Thiago Martins de Melo and Wagner Malta Tavares – who will receive the main award. The prize of R$100,000 includes an artist residency program at Residency Unlimited, in New York. Meet PIPA 2014 Award Jury and about the guidelines that will lead their decision.

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  • Luiz Camillo Osorio appointed Brazilian representative curator at the Venice Biennale

    Luiz Camillo Osorio appointed Brazilian representative curator at the Venice Biennale

    Luiz Camillo Osorio, art critic, MAM-Rio curator and PIPA Board member will be leading the Brazilian pavilion at the Italian show. This was published in newspaper Folha de S. Paulo and came as a surprise to all expecting British curator Charles Esche – curator in charge of the Bienal de São Paulo, currently on view – to be the chosen representative by the Bienal Foundation, institution responsible for the nomination.
    “We looked for a Brazilian curator, who identified with the works here. The idea is to always experiment with new things”, says Luis Terepins, Foundation president. Read the full article, translated to English here.

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  • PIPA 2014 Finalists Exhibition | On view

    Work by Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, photo by Gian Lana

    (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) The PIPA 2014 exhibition, with works by this year’s edition four finalists Alice Miceli, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Thiago Martins de Melo and Wagner Malta Tavares, is open to the public at Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro. They are artist with varied medias, languages and origins. Alice presents a brand new work comprising 11 photographs made during a research in a minefield in countryside Cambodia. The work “´(” by Mangrané is a kind of curtain with shapes inspired by the Museum architecture. Melo presents five canvases that together make a large-scale cross, as well as two sculptures. WMT shows “Turbulência nos trópicos” ["Turbulence in the tropics"], brand new installation consisting of a projection, audio and electrical connections. Visit the exhibition and vote on your favourite artist.

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Weekly Agenda

  • Schedule | 1st to 7th November

    In Rio, group show “Figura Humana” explores the multiple ways the human body is portrayed through artworks by Camila Soato, Daniel Lannes, Danielle Carcav, Fábio Baroli, Marcelo Amorim, Rodrigo Bivar, Rodrigo Cunha, Thiago Martins de Melo, Vânia Mignone and many others. At the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, see exhibitions “Virei Viral”, with Alexandre Mazza and Antonia Dias Leite, and “Ouro”, with Carla Zaccagnini, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Felipe Cohen, Laura Vinci, Otavio Schipper, Tatiana Blass and Vanderlei Lopes. In São Paulo, visit Rodrigo Braga’s solo show “Agricultura da Imagem”,
    and Rodrigo Andrade’s “Pinturas de onda, mato e ruína”, on its last days. 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

  • MAM-Rio | Exhibitions on view this week

    (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
    Paper copies of famous artworks were placed in a box with crickets by Vanderlei Lopes in his solo show “Grilagem” on view through next Sunday. Take the weekend to visit on your favourite artist at the PIPA finalists exhibition. The show goes on view through the 16th, but voting closes this Sunday. Also on view at the Museum are shows “Thresholds”, with mostly photographic pieces frm the Joaquim Paiva collection, and the new acquisitions from the Gilberto Chateaubriand collection, an opportunity for the public to perceive the exuberance and diversity, inherent to the main Brazilian art collector. See the full Museum programme, the Cinematheque calendar and screening times and the Education and Art activities.

  • On view | “Really Useful Knowledge”, group show with Carla Zaccagnini and Runo Lagomarsino

    (Madrid, Spain) In a reference to the long-forgotten class struggles of early capitalism, the title of the exhibition suggests an inquiry into “really useful knowledge” from a contemporary perspective. The exhibition endeavours to position the notion of critical pedagogy as a crucial element in collective struggles, and explore the tension between individual and social emancipation through education with examples that are both historical and current, and their relation to organisational forms capable of leading unified resistance to the reproduction of capital.

  • Paulo Nimer Pjota is featured in group exhibition “The part that doesn’t belong to you, Wiesbaden”

    (Wiesbaden, Germany) For the first time were entrusted to a young São Paulo curator the compilation and selection of Brazilian artists for an exhibition at the Kunsthaus Wiesbaden. Paulo Miyada was invited to specifically design his group show, whose field of view comprises the richness and diversity of the Brazilian art scene. “The part that doesn’t belong to you, Wiesbaden” comprises works by eight artists that span a variety of medias.

  • Marcelo Cidade featured in group show about the nature-technology relationship

    (San Francisco, US) Set against the background of the Anthropocene discourse and its extended cultural and social debates, Landscape: the virtual, the actual, the possible? focuses on landscape, nature, and gardens by posing the question: What is the mirror effect between landscape and technology, and how does each inform how we understand and experience ourselves and others?

  • “Mood Disorder”, new work by Lucia Koch on view at the Prospect 3 Biennial

    (New Orleans, US) “Prospect 3″ is an international contemporary art biennial, for which 58 artists were selected and produced new works and site-specific installations. For her part, Lucia Koch presents “Mood Disorder”, comprising 23 variously sized sheets of glass and acrylic painted with color gradients. They filter the exhibition space natural light and thus create a sense of drama or “mood”on the floors and walls.

  • Jonathas de Andrade participates in exhibition about relationships with urban spaces

    (Athens, Greece) The artists participating in the exhibition “The Space Between” explore our relationship with the physical, visual and psychological parameters of urban space. They look at borders and ways through them. They talk about the manner in which urbanity is experiential, how it can transform, alienate or contain and simultaneously touch our lives or even set us free.

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