IP Capital Partners Art Prize – PIPA gets to its sixth edition in 2015 following the same guidelines that took IP Capital Partners and MAM-Rio to unite in 2010 and create the most important Brazilian Prize for Visual Arts. PIPA’s goal is to highlight Art, artists in Brazil and MAM-Rio, and also stimulate the national production of Contemporary Art, motivating and supporting new Brazilian artists. Meet the Board’s composition, the Schedule and Regulation for PIPA 2015.
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.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Last month to check out Amilcar de Castro’s retrospective at MAM-Rio. The exhibition presents a summary of Amilcar de Castro’s oeuvre, divided into four clusters: Outdoors sculptures, Sculpture and method, Drawings and Graphic design. “Thresholds – The Joaquim Paiva collection at MAM” was extended until March. The collection is currently with nearly two thousand works by Brazilian and foreign photographers, purchased since the 1980s. At the Museum’s Cinematheque, a special about Rio de Janeiro and Carnival in celebration to the 450 years of the city and 4x Luchino Visconti [“Four times Luchino Visconti”], with four movies directed by the Italian Filmmaker.
(Beijing, China) This exhibition, curated by Philip Tinari e Felicia Chen, assembles works by artists, Chinese and international, that speak to the state of the world this year. At a moment when the daily exigencies of sectarian radicalism, latent disease, heightened inequality, financial instability, and political reform overlay longer trajectories of technological acceleration, economic transition, geopolitical rebalance, and environmental degradation, artists offer compelling interpretations of our larger surroundings.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) “Espaço Art Contemporânea” [“Contemporary Art Space”] will be located on the second floor of a car dealership soon being demolished. The show brings together 12 artists, including Carlos Vergara, one of the main articulators of the Art Club and there are no curators, only the artworks by each one of the participating artists: Afonso Tostes, Arjan Martins, Ashogun, Cabelo, Cadu, Carlos Vergara, Everardo Miranda, Franklin Cassaro, Paulo Vivaqua , Raul Mourão, Tomás Ribas e Vicente de Mello.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) 42 artists were selected by curators Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Livia Flores and Michelle Sommer for the 11th edition of “Abre Alas” project, that consists in an exhibition which goals the visibility to new young artists around the world. Dirnei Prates, Erica Ferrari, Gabriela Noujaim, Maíra Dietrich and Renato Pera were some of the contemplated artists and will take part in the group show along with Aleta Valente, Alexandre Wagner, Bruno Cançado, Carina Sehen, Carolina Bonfim, Cecília Bona, Coletivo CS3, Daniel Beerstecher, Daniel Frota, Daniel Jablonski, Daniel Lie, Eva Priester, Felipe Abdala, Felipe Bittencourt, Frederico Ramires, I repeat, Igor Vidor, Ilan Waesberg, Jonas Arrabal, Lucas Sargentelli, Luisa Mota, Luisa Puttermann, Manoela Medeiros, Maria Noujaim, Marina Fraga, Miguel Penha, Pedro Gallego, Pedro Urano, Raquel Versieux, Reinaldo Candya, Rita Queiroga, Rodrigo Alcon, Rodrigo Garcia Dutra, Rodrigo Moreira and Thiago Guedes.
(São Paulo, Brazil) Having one of the most universal and inexplicable feelings – expressed by the Portuguese vocabulary word: saudade (to really miss something) -, “A Arte da Lembrança – a Saudade na Fotografia Brasileira” proposes an iconographic route through images made between 1930 and 2014 by some of the most representative Brazilian photographers. But how does this relates to the contemporary Brazilian photography? Alberto Bitar takes part in this exhibition among other 36 artists from different parts of Brazil.
(São Paulo, Brazil) The project “Círios” was elaborated by the artist after he read a poem by greek poet Konstantínos Kaváfis. Little incandescent led lights will be placed on the walls, each one distanced 50 meters from another, composing a shape similar to a ruler. The presence of people changes the operation of the piece. Every time someone starts the path, the lights will ignite and turn off from where the first person came and the second is. The mix of scrolled times is important for the work: our relationship with time also modifies with the presence of others.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) About the project, Celina says, “I consider my experience in this residency to be extremely important, because of the opportunity to develop a work that aroused a particular, conceptual interest in me, and because it provided me a complex, technical knowledge, larger than any other previous experience.” Conceiving of a recording script and organizing the takes and length of each action depend on the tracks dimensions and on the speed of their movements.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Today, the concepts of ‘periphery’ and ‘peripheral’ are of vital importance for contemporary art, put here into critical dialogue with the traces of a continuously re-envisioned and reinvented past. The favela and, more precisely, the port region of Rio de Janeiro, have a long history and as such are a fundamental part of the memory modes and life of Brazil. Visibility is necessary such that the respect, due to all, also reaches those who have always been excluded and consigned to the margins.