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.
At the Museum’s Cinematheque, last week of the New German Cinema special, with films by Werner Schroeter and Werner Herzog. Recently open, “O Fim da Matéria” [“The End of the Matter”], installation by Damián Ortega is on view with a polystyrene cube being transformed by a group of anonymous sculptors. “Mutações” [“Mutations”], also in MAM-Rio circuit brings together 103 works by Argentinian artist Matías Duville, created between 2002 and 2015. See the full Museum programme, the Cinematheque calendar and screening times and the Education and Art activities.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Afonso Tostes, Alexandre Mazza, Ana Mazzei, André Komatsu, Antonio Dias, Armando Queiroz, Berna Reale, Beto Shwafaty, Cao Guimarães and Rivane Neuenschwander, Carla Zaccagnini, Carlos Vergara, Chico Fernandes, Cinthia Marcelle + Tiago Mata Machado, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Ivan Grilo, Joana Traub Csekö, Laura Lima, Lenora de Barros, Luiz Braga, Marcos Chaves, Maria Laet, Mauro Restiffe, Milton Marques, Nazareno Rodrigues, OPAVIVARÁ!, Paulo Nazareth, Rafael RG, Raquel Versieux, Regina Parra, Renata Lucas, Rodrigo Braga, Vivian Caccuri and Waltércio Caldas are some of the names of the 74 artists with works featured in group exhibition “Encruzilhada” [“Crossroad”], part of the Visitor Curator program of School of Visual Arts of Parque Lage.
Ayrson Heráclito was one of the eight artists selected to present live performances during “Terra Comunal – Marina Abramovic + MAI”. Performer Marina Abramovic and curators Paula Garcia and Lynsey Peisinger selected eight Brazilian artists to join MAI Presents one of the sections on the exhibition. Heráclito was interviewed by curator and writer Ulisses Carrilho for Marina Abramovic Institute. Read the interview and learn more about the artist and the exhibition.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Rodrigo Braga created the installation specifically for the central interspace of Casa-França Brasil. There, 15 logs of approximately five meters will be disposed on the floor, segmented from five centenary royal palms. “Tombo” creates an immediate relation with the 24 internal columns on the gallery space, which is one of the neoclassic marks in Brazil, constructed in 1820 by French architect Grandjean de Montigny. Next week, an open talk with the artist and the curator Thais Rivitti will be hosted.
(Kansas, US) The exhibition results from an enriching collaboration with the collectors and reflects extensive curatorial research into the Gautreaux contemporary art collection. It highlights a global perspective, including established and emerging artists from Africa, Afro-Caribbean regions, Europe, India, Latin America, and the United States. “Piece by Piece: Building a Collection” premieres a selection of more than 30 objects in a range of media by 26 national and international artists.
(Göttingen, Germany) Carla Zaccagnini takes part in group show “Moment!”, with works that address the historical legacy of the public monument and its social implications. They examine the role of public art as a witness to processes political upheaval and change. “Moment!” serves as platform for examining the culture of memory and the representation of historical events in public space.
“Akakor”, with Felipe Cohen and Marcius Galan, looks at acts of charlatanism within the artistic realm
(São Paulo, Brazil) The curators are investigating methods employed by artists to deceive, delude, cheat and con their viewers, making use of such strategies both formally and conceptually in their work. By choosing the charlatan (namely ‘a person who pretends or claims to have more knowledge or skills than he or she possesses; quack’) as the hero of the show, the curators aim to incite reflection on a subject that is not only pertinent to art, but urgent to society. Charlatans, we know, are everywhere.