Daily Archives: May 8, 2015


Interview with Alice Miceli at Residency Unlimited, in New York

As part of the award for winning PIPA 2014, Alice Micelli is now in New York, taking part in the artistic residency program of Residency Unlimited, in Brooklyn. In this video, the first of a series where we will follow up her residency period, the artist talks about the space where she lives now (sharing with another photographer), how she enjoys the structure of Residency Unlimites and the project she is currently developing, which is a sequel of her work presented last year at PIPA Exhibition. Watch the video.

Schedule | 14th to 15th May

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.

MAM-Rio | May Program

This month, a new exhibition join the Museum’s circuit: “Lugares onde nunca estive” [“Places I’ve never been”], by Claudia Melli. 
The exhibition offers a route through the most recent production by the artist, highlighted for its delicate and melancholic compositions in photographs that incorporate drawings. Last week to check out “Mutações” [“Mutations”], with over a hundred works by Argentinian artist Matías Duville, created between 2002 and 2015. At the Museum’s Cinamatheque, a retrospective of Ingmar Bergman, with films by one of the most relevant filmmakers of History. See the full Museum programme, the Cinematheque calendar and screening times and the Education and Art activities.

Tomorrow | 56th edition of Venice Biennial opening

(Venice, Italy) One of the most relevant art events in the world, the Venice Biennial opens to general public tomorrow, May 9th. The title chosen for the International Art Exhibition is “All the World’s Futures”. As part of the traditional National Participations, the Brazilian Pavilion will present the show “So much that it doesnt’t fit here”, with works by André Komatsu, Antonio Manuel and Berna Reale. The title of the exhibition was inspired by the signs seen in demonstrations which took place in Brazil’s capital cities in June of 2013.

Renata Lucas works with the urban environment in new exhibition

(Berlin, Germany) Renata Lucas’ diverse body of work deals with the multifaceted relationship between the individual and their urban environment. With interventions into a city’s architectonic systems – from cuts, connections, and openings to overlaps and duplications of defined spatial structures – Lucas manipulates structural frame-works in order to expose, reshape, and redefine intrinsic definitions of ownership, use, and social interaction in a manner that is both playful and radical.

On view | Carla Zaccagnini and Runo Lagomarsino in Sweden

(Malmö, Sweden) Zaccagnini and Lagomarsino’s artistic practices reflect the trans-nationalism of their respective biographies. The artworks in the exhibition have been categorized into five loose themes: charting and topography, violence and destruction, collapsing distances, traversing languages and regions, dislocation and (de)constructing national identity. The groupings are formally represented by a display structure and graphic system designed by the artist Luca Frei, invited by the artists for his own interest in sculpture as a form of display.

“Pangaea II: New Art From Africa and Latin America” features the work of 19 emerging artists from different continents

(London, UK) “Pangaea II: New Art From Africa and Latin America”, group show with Eduardo Berliner, features the work of artists who provide an expansive insight into the work being produced against the backdrop of present day complexities in their respective homelands. Witnesses to the transformation of their societies, the artists working in these two distinctive regions are increasingly based within cities that are changing at an unprecedented rate. Including sculpture, painting, installation and photography, the show explores the diverse cultural influences and thriving creative practices in the two great continents that were once conjoined as the prehistoric landmass of Pangaea.

Opening | “Trompe-l’oeil”, solo show by Rodrigo Torres

(Paraná, Brazil) The works collection for this exhibition is composed by different media and materials but mainly the language that shows up is painting. It is specifically a technique with perspective tricks that creates an optical illusion, by which the viewer wonders about the quality of reality. Without a precise date for its origin, with remote appearances in ancient Greece and Rome, the trompe-l’oeil is rescued by Rodrigo Torres.

Special program with performances and talk at “Encruzilhada”

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) The works in this show are organised in six clusters that talk about the physical space of the crossroad – where politic protests, Carnival, flirt, traffic movement and macumba happen, and also situations in which decisions have to be made. During the exhibition period, a weekly schedule of live performances, meetings and talks will be created, resulting in new experiences for the viewers. Tomorrow, a special performance program will take part in the show.

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