(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) The legendary architect Antoni Gaudí leads “Gaudí: Barcelona, 1900”, which opened this week at the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro (MAM-Rio). Curated by Raimon Ramis and Pepe Serra, the exhibition gathers 46 architectural models—four in a monumental scale—and 25 objects and furniture created by the architect, besides other 40 or so works by artists and artisans from the 1900s Barcelona.
(Hong Kong, China) For about 30 years, Art Basel was associated with one place and one place only: the city of Basel, in northwestern Switzerland. The scenario first changed in 2002, with the successful launching of Art Basel Miami Beach; almost a decade later, it was time for Hong Kong to host its own version of the fair. Starting next week, Art Basel Hong Kong reaches its fifth edition in the island featuring a total of 242 participating galleries, six of whom are Brazilian.
(São Paulo, Brazil) Nominating Committee member in the second edition of PIPA Prize, artist Luiz Zerbini presents his foray into the universe of prints for the first time in “Monotypes”, which opened last Saturday at Galpão by Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, in São Paulo. Assisted by printer João Sánchez, Zerbini used rare botanical species as matrices for the pieces he showcases in the solo exhibition. The compositions favor the contours and textures of each species in a reduced palette of browns, greens and blacks.
(Santiago de Compostela, Spain) In February 2006, the first number of DARDOmagazine was published. It was the first step towards the creation of DIDAC (DARDO Instituto do Deseño e das Artes Contemporáneas), an art foundation that opened its doors in the first week of March. Honoring one of its original founders, Brazilian artist Paulo Reis, who died in 2011, its first exhibition, “Specchio Paulo Reis”, reunites works by 13 artists who have once worked with him, two of them former PIPA Prize nominees.