PIPA News

  • Second round of PIPA Online starts in three days

    Next Sunday the 3rd, the second voting round of PIPA Online starts.
    Learn more on each of the eight artists on the running for the two prize categories.
    The artist with most votes on the second round is the PIPA Popular Vote Online and receives a prize in the sum of R$5,000.
    The PIPA Online winner on the other hand will be decided by a jury, out of the five most voted artists on the second round. The winner will receive a prize in the sum of 10,000 reais as well as a two-month residency period at Sacatar Institute, in Bahia.

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  • PIPA Online | 8 artists qualified for 2nd round

    Eight artists have achieved the target of more than 500 votes, and are qualified to run PIPA Online 2014 2nd round.
    In the second round, the count is reset. They all start all over again, with no votes.
    The most voted artist in the next stage will be the winner of PIPA Popular Vote Online, and will receive R$5,000.
    The winner of PIPA Online will be decided by a jury, among the 5 top rated artists in the 2nd round. He will receive the prize of R$10,000 plus a two months participation in the residency program at the renowned Sacatar Institute, in Bahia.
    The voting for the 2nd round will be from 3 to 10 August.

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  • PIPA Online 1st round ends this Sunday

    Artists participating in PIPA Online 2014 have only until Sunday to get 500 votes and move on to the next round. Voting closes on July 27th, at midnight, and reopens (reset votes) on August 3rd, when the second round is set to begin.
    This year for the first time there are two categories in the online version. The PIPA Online winner will be chosen by a Jury, among the five top rated artists in the second round, and will receive R$10,000 as well as a two-month residency period at Sacatar Foundation, Bahia. The most voted artist, by the online audience, on the second round wins PIPA Popular Vote Online and R$5,000.
    Some artists are already qualified for the second round and some are almost getting there. Check out who are they.
    Vote on your favourite artists so they go on to the second round and runs for the Prizes. You can vote on as many artists you want, but can only vote once per artist.

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  • Check out this week’s video interviews: Laura Vinci, Marcelo Jácome and Pablo Ferretti

    This week we released three video interviews. Laura Vinci and Marcelo Jácome are both asked a question by Renata Azambuja, “Do you work alone or collectively?”
    Laura explains her process involves both things. “I work alone and collectively. I work in a studio, which is quite lonely. I don’t like sharing with other people, I like being alone, it is a moment when I can concentrate and organize ideas. Then my work becomes totally collective, because I depend on other people from different fields, sometimes an engineer, a welder, a carrier…”
    Jácome on the other hand, replies: “When thinking about work, it takes place in a more lonely way, by myself. When my work comes out to the world and it is shown, I think it requires a collective setting perhaps, so it can become effective and be assembled.”
    Pablo Ferretti answers a question by Beatriz Milhazes: “How do you develop your work process? Do you try a dialogue or a discussion?” And explains that for him, there is a negotiaton between the two, since his work is very much a negotiation between chance and control.
    Watch the videos.

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  • Pablo Ferretti | Video-interview with PIPA 2014 nominee

    Born in Porto Alegre but living in Rio, Pablo Ferretti uses figurative, abstract and some portrait and landscape elements in his works.
    The artist says that, as a painter, it is necessary to work with the routine and understand the time it takes to process the materials, and that due to the nature of those materials he can only see the final result of his canvases after a few months.
    In this interview Ferretti answers to a question by Beatriz Milhazes: “How do you develop your work process? Do you try a dialogue or a discussion?” And explains that for him, there is a negotiaton between the two, since his work is very much a negotiation between chance and control.
    Watch the video.

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  • PIPA 2014 nominee interview: Marcelo Jácome

    Marcelo Jácome is asked by critic and curator Renata Azambuja: “Do you work alone or collectively?”
    He replies: “When I’m thinking about work, it takes place in a more lonely way, by myself. When my work comes out to the world and it is shown, I think it requires a collective setting perhaps, so it can become effective and be assembled.”
    The artist speaks of the material research, papers, collages and colors and resulted in the works he does with kites: “Kites came in more as a plastic solution for what I wished than effectively as a poetic element or whatever” and says that on his everyday life, if he is not at his studio he is out walking.
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Weekly Agenda

  • Schedule | 26th July to 1st August

    Vânia Mignone displays some of her paintings in “Pinturas”, a joint show with Cuban artist René Francisco Rodríguez, at Casa Daros, in Rio. Also in Rio is Marilá Dardot’s solo exhibition “Pouco a pouco”, on view at Galeria Laura Alvim. In São Paulo, Cinthia Marcelle has her film “Automóvel” screened at VERBO 2014 festival and Luiz Braga presents a great set of photographs in “Retumbante Natureza Humanizada”, at Sesc Pinheiros. Erika Verzutti’s works can be seen at “Salon Distingué”, a group show in Baden, Switzerland, and Norwegian group exhibition “Mind the map” features Fabio Morais and Rosana Ricalde. 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

  • On view | Group exhibition “Carneiro”, featuring Yuri Firmeza

    (Fortaleza, Brazil) The exhibition looks into questions like rural migration, transit, displacement, territorialization, attachment and affection. “That way, we punctuate how some artists transpose elements that highlight these aspects into their poetics, be that through film, music, literature, photography or visual arts”, explains Bitu Cassundé, MAC-CE and exhibition curator.

  • On view | Installation “O Muro”, by Renato Pera

    (São Paulo, Brazil) Renato Pera’s brickwork installation carries an enigmatic, unusual message, evoking a spacial situation that is opposite to the limited aspect of “O Muro” ["The Wall"]. It is not by chance that the artist was inspired to use baked clay bricks, as they have been the main constructive material of the artist’s hometown for over 150 years. The installation therefore evokes this architectural memory, which is only relevant if also capable of referring to the small, personal and affective memories of São Paulo citizens.

  • Marcantonio Vilaça Funarte Prize 2013 artworks on view at MAM-Rio

    (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) The exhibition is the second one the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro holds, after running for the Acquisitions Pirze and consequently adding contemporary artworks to its collection. Eduardo Coimbra, Fábio Baroli and Luiza Baldan are some of the artists contemplated, preserving the Museum’s tradition of experimenting and encouraging young production.

  • On view | “Multitude”, group show with Dora Longo Bahia, Bruno Vilela and Lourival Cuquinha

    (São Paulo, Brazil) The international contemporary art project puts together exhibitions, performances and debates about crowds. Heterogeneous, disperse, complex and multidirectional, the multitude has been generating heated debate in the fields of sociology and political science and has also been the theme of a range of artistic works in recent years. The main axis is the show with over 20 artworks in different medias, curated by Andrea Caruso Saturnino and Lucas Bambozzi.

  • MAM-Rio | Programme for the week

    (Rio de Janeiro, RJ) This week those who visit the Museum can see the political segment of group exhibition “artevida”, with pieces that relate to causes like feminism, racism, democracy and elections. Solo exhibitions “Américas”, by Arjan Martins and “Territórios e capital: extinções”, by Lourival Cuquinha, continue on view, as well as the group shows “Alimentário”, a hybrid of both artworks and documental registers, and “Prêmio Aquisições”, with pieces by Luiza Baldan, Fabio Baroli and Eduardo Coimbra.
    See the full Museum programme, the Cinematheque calendar and screening times and the Education and Art activities.

  • Opening | “Restoration”, solo exhibition by Laercio Redondo

    (Berlin, Germany) Part of his ongoing “Lembrança de Brasília” project, the installation focuses on modernist architectural utopias and the work of artist Athos Bulcão. It cuts the gallery space diagonally in half, transforming it into a three-dimensional rendering of one of Bulcão’s tile designs, which is also represented in the form of a charcoal wall painting. The use of charcoal references the initial outlining processes of handmade Portuguese “Azulejo” tiles.

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